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Surprising Statistics

1. In 2014, the Barna Group conducted a survey among a nationally representative sample of 1,000 U.S. adults on pornography use:

    • 29% of men under the age of 30 viewed pornography daily
    • 63% of men under 30 use pornography multiple times per week or more
    • 37% of Christian men and 7% of Christian women viewed pornography several times a week or more
    • 64% of Christian men and 15% of Christian women use pornography once a month or more
    • 21% of Christian men either think that they are addicted or are unsure if they are addicted to pornography
    • 2014 ProvenMen.org Pornography Addiction Survey - conducted by Barna Group: The survey results are located at: www.provenmen.org/2014pornsurvey/pornography-use-and-addiction

2. A recent survey of 14-16 year old students indicated that nearly a third of the students had viewed pornography when they were 10 years old or younger. (Psychologies Magazine, Aug. 2010)

3. The largest consumers of internet pornography are kids ages 12-17. (CovenantEyes.com)

4. The pornography industry generates $97 billion in annual revenue worldwide, and $13 billion of annual revenue in the United States. (www.toptenreviews.com)

5. 350 members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the nation’s top 1,600 divorce attorneys, met in 2002 for an annual conference. Almost two thirds of these lawyers said that the Internet had played a significant role in divorces they had handled during the last year. The problems most cited by the attorneys were: 

    • Met new love interest over the Internet - 68 percent
    • Obsessive interest in pornographic sites - 56 percent
    • Excessive time on computer - 47 percent
    • Excessive time communicating in chat rooms - 33 percent
  • accessed on 9/21/10 from the original press release of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

6. In 2008, a Catholic high school in the Midwest (outside of NE Kansas) surveyed the pornography use of 175 of their 350 senior boys, who were taking a class on relationships:

    • 48% were viewing pornography one or more times each week. 
    • Out of the boys who had viewed pornography - 36% had feelings of addiction to pornography and 68% said that their parents were unaware of their pornography use
  • The high school also surveyed their entire freshman class:
    • 29% of the freshman boys were viewing pornography one or more times each week.
    • Out of the freshman boys who had viewed pornography - 12% had feelings of addiction and 74% said that their parents were unaware of their pornography use 
  • Almost 90% of these students were from Catholic families. (Used with permission from the school, as long as we referred to them as a Catholic high school in the Midwest.)

7. In 2008, 813 college students from six college campuses participated in a survey on pornography use and acceptance. Out of the young men:

    • 86% had viewed pornography in the last year
    • 48.4% were viewing pornography weekly
    • 19.3% were viewing pornography almost every day
  • Out of the young women:
    • 31% had viewed pornography in the last year
    • 3.2% were viewing pornography weekly
  • 35.1% of the students identified themselves as Roman Catholic.
  • (Jason S. Carroll, Laura M. Padilla-Walker, Larry J. Nelson, Chad D. Olson, Carolyn McNamara Barry, and Stephanie D. Madsen, “Generation XXX: Pornography Acceptance and Use among Emerging Adults.” Journal of Adolescent Research vol. 23 no. 1: 6-30.)

8. Promise Keepers, one of the largest Christian men’s conferences in the United States, asked men at their 2008 conferences whether or not they had viewed pornography in the last week. Men were invited to respond anonymously with their cell phones, and 53% of the nearly 10,000 who responded admitted that they had viewed pornography within the last week. This was not a scientific study, but was a survey from a large number of the men who were attending these conferences. (Used with permission from Promise Keepers.)

9. According to 2004 IFR research, U.S. pornography revenue exceeds the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC ($6.2 billion). Pornography revenue in the U.S. is larger than all combined revenues of all professional football, baseball and basketball franchises. (Internet Pornography and Loneliness: An Association? Vincent Cyrus Yoder, Thomas B. Virden III , and Kiran Amin. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, Volume 12.1, 2005.)

 
     
 

  

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