11 November 2013, 12:35

Close to 50% of Irish adults admit to using drugs - survey

Close to 50% of Irish adults admit to using drugs - survey

New poll numbers have revealed that nearly 50 percent of “thirty somethings’ in Ireland have tried some type of illegal drug. One thousand 30 to 39 year olds participated in an online survey. The survey called 'Ireland's Thirty Somethings - Living on the Edge’, found that close to 50 percent of survey takers have tried at least one form of soft drugs, like marijuana.

The numbers came out to be much lower for hard drugs. Around 14 percent of people confessed to trying heroin and cocaine. At least a third stated they would support softer drugs becoming decriminalized, so that power could be taken away from drug dealers. However, only 18 percent would show support toward the decriminalization of illegal drugs.

Over 70 percent agreed that same sex couples should be allowed to marry and yet just 66 percent think gay pairs should be able to adopt children. Out of all the activities surveyed on, drinking and driving had the highest level of moral disapproval, receiving a 9.1 out of 10. On the other hand, sex before marriage was given the lowest disapproval rating.

Voice of Russia, Kildare Nationalist

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