From February 2001 through February 2004, researchers at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) surveyed 1,004 adults across the country to determine their preferences regarding education, interdiction (preventing drugs from entering the country), law enforcement and treatment alternatives for addressing the nation's drug problem.
They also studied whether respondents' political beliefs, attitudes towards substance abusers and demographic characteristics influenced their policy preferences.
Key Findings: This section includes one key finding from each of four papers/analyses.
From an article entitled "Five Grams of Coke: Racism, Moralism and White Public Opinion on Sanctions for First Time Possession" published in the International Journal of Drug Policy:
From an unpublished article entitled "Public Support for Substance Abuse Policy: Results of a National Survey":
From an unpublished article entitled "Public Support for Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage: Results of a National Survey":
From a report to the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment entitled "Stigma Associated with Drug Addiction: Report of a Language Audit Based on the Results of a National Survey of Drug Policy":