US Online Porn Consumption

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 thoughts on “US Online Porn Consumption

  1. 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. :).

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

  3. 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

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

  5. 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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