General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws?
  0) Inapplicable
  1) These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age.
  2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen.
  3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography.
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Inapplicable 1623 33.1% 33.1% -1.12
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 1109 22.6% 55.7% -.16
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen. 2034 41.5% 97.2% .8
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 109 2.2% 99.5% 1.75
Don't know 18 .4% 99.8% 6.54
No answer 8 .2% 100% 7.5

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Inapplicable 33.8%
720
32.6%
903
33.1%
1623
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 14.4%
307
29.0%
802
22.6%
1109
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen. 47.9%
1021
36.6%
1013
41.5%
2034
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 3.1%
67
1.5%
42
2.2%
109
Don't know 0.6%
12
0.2%
6
0.4%
18
No answer 0.2%
4
0.1%
4
0.2%
8
TOTAL 100.0%
2131
100.0%
2770

4901


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Extremely liberal or liberal Slightly liberal Moderate Slightly conservative Extremely conservative or conservative TOTAL
Inapplicable 32.8%
252
36.0%
213
32.3%
564
33.8%
229
33.3%
323
33.3%
1581
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 13.3%
102
18.3%
108
22.1%
386
22.9%
155
31.7%
307
22.3%
1058
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen. 49.5%
381
43.3%
256
43.4%
757
41.5%
281
32.2%
312
41.8%
1987
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 3.9%
30
1.9%
11
1.8%
31
1.5%
10
2.4%
23
2.2%
105
Don't know 0.4%
3
0.2%
1
0.3%
6
0.0%
0
0.4%
4
0.3%
14
No answer 0.1%
1
0.3%
2
0.1%
2
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
769
100.0%
591
100.0%
1746
100.0%
677
100.0%
969

4752


Age (I-AGE)

18 to 29 years old 30 to 44 years old 45 to 59 years old 60 to 74 years old 75 years or older TOTAL
Inapplicable 31.1%
228
32.9%
430
32.2%
464
36.9%
344
31.5%
140
33.1%
1606
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 13.4%
98
16.8%
219
23.1%
333
28.5%
266
41.1%
183
22.6%
1099
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen. 52.3%
383
48.1%
628
42.3%
610
32.1%
299
22.7%
101
41.6%
2021
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 3.0%
22
1.8%
24
1.8%
26
2.1%
20
3.4%
15
2.2%
107
Don't know 0.3%
2
0.4%
5
0.3%
5
0.2%
2
0.9%
4
0.4%
18
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
3
0.1%
1
0.4%
2
0.1%
6
TOTAL 100.0%
733
100.0%
1306
100.0%
1441
100.0%
932
100.0%
445

4857


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Inapplicable 32.2%
263
33.5%
386
34.1%
638
31.7%
336
33.1%
1623
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 19.3%
158
22.6%
261
24.5%
459
21.7%
230
22.6%
1108
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen. 44.5%
364
41.1%
474
39.0%
729
44.1%
467
41.5%
2034
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 3.4%
28
2.3%
27
1.8%
33
2.0%
21
2.2%
109
Don't know 0.4%
3
0.4%
5
0.3%
6
0.4%
4
0.4%
18
No answer 0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.3%
5
0.1%
1
0.2%
8
TOTAL 100.0%
818
100.0%
1153
100.0%
1870
100.0%
1059

4900


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 33.6%
828
32.4%
361
32.2%
29
32.8%
272
32.8%
121
33.1%
1611
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 28.0%
690
22.3%
248
13.3%
12
9.6%
80
19.8%
73
22.7%
1103
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen. 36.5%
900
43.0%
479
51.1%
46
52.2%
433
44.4%
164
41.5%
2022
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 1.5%
38
2.0%
22
3.3%
3
4.7%
39
1.6%
6
2.2%
108
Don't know 0.2%
5
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.6%
5
0.8%
3
0.3%
15
No answer 0.2%
4
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.5%
2
0.2%
8
TOTAL 100.0%
2465
100.0%
1113
100.0%
90
100.0%
830
100.0%
369

4867


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 33.2%
1255
33.3%
239
31.7%
129
33.1%
1623
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 23.4%
885
18.9%
136
21.6%
88
22.6%
1109
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen. 40.9%
1546
43.9%
315
42.5%
173
41.5%
2034
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 2.0%
76
2.8%
20
3.2%
13
2.2%
109
Don't know 0.3%
10
0.7%
5
0.7%
3
0.4%
18
No answer 0.1%
4
0.4%
3
0.2%
1
0.2%
8
TOTAL 100.0%
3776
100.0%
718
100.0%
407

4901


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Less than once a year Once a year Several times a year One to three times a month Nearly every week Once a week or more TOTAL
Inapplicable 33.0%
471
33.7%
218
31.5%
163
34.3%
261
26.6%
55
34.3%
323
33.1%
1491
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 13.9%
199
14.5%
94
18.9%
98
20.0%
152
30.0%
62
35.9%
339
21.0%
944
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen. 48.7%
696
49.5%
320
47.9%
248
43.6%
332
41.5%
86
27.8%
262
43.2%
1944
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 3.6%
52
2.2%
14
1.7%
9
2.0%
15
1.9%
4
1.3%
12
2.4%
106
Don't know 0.6%
9
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.3%
13
No answer 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
5
0.1%
6
TOTAL 100.0%
1428
100.0%
647
100.0%
518
100.0%
761
100.0%
207
100.0%
943

4504

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