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US Online Porn Consumption February 28, 2009

Filed under: pornography — Monkey @ 2:05 pm

New Scientist reports on a survey carried out on internet pornography consumption. The survey was based on data collected from anonymised credit card records kept by a large online ‘adult entertainment’ provider, plus an earlier study on religious attitudes. It turns out that there is little variation between online porn consumption across the states. However, the most online porn was consumed by the more conservative and more religious states. The survey also revealed that church-goers buy less online porn on a sunday, and states where a majority of residents agreed with the statement “I have old-fashioned values about family and marriage” bought 3.6 more subscriptions per 1000 people than states where a majority disagreed. A similar difference also showed up for states where a majority of residents agreed with the statement, “AIDS might be God’s punishment for immoral sexual behaviour”. Quite what this shows is up for debate. But it seems interesting.

 

8 Responses to “US Online Porn Consumption”

  1. Jender Says:

    What a great collection of statistics!

  2. Rachel Says:

    I think it means that religion is an unnatural device that does not actually encourage people to find hapiness and be better people so much as encourage them to be hypocrites. :).

  3. Corn Pops Says:

    This study reminds me of a New Yorker article I read on the puzzling fact that teen pregnancy rates are actually higher among conservative, evangelical Americans than liberals.

    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/11/03/081103fa_fact_talbot

  4. hippocampa Says:

    Yeah! them religious dorks! here too! http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article4959002.ece

    oh wait, I am religious.
    And darn, I am happy, I must be doing something wrong, hmmm.

  5. Monkey Says:

    Hippocampa – call me paranoid, but that looks like propaganda to me. Thanks for the link, though.

  6. ace Says:

    The reason is because porn is illegal in those states!!!
    You can only get it online!!

    If you believe mail, mail some porn to Utah or Mississippi and see what happens to you.

    Morons

  7. Monkey Says:

    Ace – one of the rules of engagement here is ‘be nice’ – that means not referring to other people on here as ‘morons’.

  8. kceeran Says:

    Impressive, Straight to the point and well written,Usually i dont provide feedback to sites, but yours has some rare content hence wanted to thank you, I have book marked this.


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