General Social Survey 2012 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 18.
  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 1562 32.4% 32.4% -1.12
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 1055 21.9% 54.3% -.18
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 2074 43% 97.3% .76
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 98 2% 99.4% 1.7
Don't know 24 .5% 99.9% 6.39
No answer 7 .1% 100% 7.32

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75 or older TOTAL
Inapplicable 32.9%
220
33.5%
441
31.2%
421
33.9%
345
28.1%
117
32.4%
1544
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 10.6%
71
15.8%
208
21.6%
292
27.6%
281
45.4%
189
21.8%
1041
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 52.5%
351
48.2%
635
45.2%
610
35.8%
364
23.1%
96
43.1%
2056
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 3.3%
22
2.4%
32
1.2%
16
2.2%
22
1.4%
6
2.1%
98
Don't know 0.4%
3
0.2%
2
0.6%
8
0.4%
4
1.4%
6
0.5%
23
No answer 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
0.2%
2
0.5%
2
0.1%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
668
100.0%
1318
100.0%
1349
100.0%
1018
100.0%
416

4769


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 Every week or more TOTAL
Inapplicable 31.8%
489
32.0%
205
34.0%
160
31.0%
213
32.7%
64
33.0%
421
32.3%
1552
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 13.8%
212
14.4%
92
17.7%
83
17.3%
119
30.6%
60
38.1%
485
21.9%
1051
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 49.8%
766
51.4%
329
45.1%
212
50.6%
347
35.7%
70
27.2%
347
43.1%
2071
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 3.6%
55
1.6%
10
2.8%
13
0.9%
6
1.0%
2
0.9%
12
2.0%
98
Don't know 0.8%
12
0.5%
3
0.2%
1
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.5%
7
0.5%
24
No answer 0.2%
3
0.2%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.1%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
1537
100.0%
640
100.0%
470
100.0%
686
100.0%
196
100.0%
1274

4803


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Extremely liberal or liberal Slightly liberal Moderate Slightly conservative Extremely conservative or conservative TOTAL
Inapplicable 34.0%
264
29.8%
155
32.0%
562
30.0%
202
34.2%
313
32.2%
1496
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 12.9%
100
16.7%
87
20.3%
357
24.6%
166
31.7%
290
21.6%
1000
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 48.3%
375
52.3%
272
45.4%
796
43.0%
290
32.1%
293
43.7%
2026
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 4.1%
32
1.0%
5
1.8%
32
2.1%
14
1.4%
13
2.1%
96
Don't know 0.6%
5
0.0%
0
0.3%
6
0.3%
2
0.4%
4
0.4%
17
No answer 0.1%
1
0.2%
1
0.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.1%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
777
100.0%
520
100.0%
1755
100.0%
674
100.0%
914

4640


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 32.6%
1207
33.0%
238
29.4%
117
32.4%
1562
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 22.4%
829
18.8%
136
22.6%
90
21.9%
1055
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 42.4%
1569
45.6%
329
44.2%
176
43.0%
2074
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 1.9%
70
2.1%
15
3.3%
13
2.0%
98
Don't know 0.5%
19
0.4%
3
0.5%
2
0.5%
24
No answer 0.2%
6
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
3700
100.0%
722
100.0%
398

4820


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 33.0%
778
32.4%
340
30.2%
26
30.9%
286
33.0%
126
32.4%
1556
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 28.5%
674
20.5%
215
10.5%
9
9.5%
88
17.3%
66
21.9%
1052
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 37.1%
877
44.1%
463
51.2%
44
54.6%
505
47.1%
180
43.1%
2069
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 0.8%
19
2.3%
24
7.0%
6
4.4%
41
1.6%
6
2.0%
96
Don't know 0.4%
10
0.6%
6
1.2%
1
0.3%
3
0.8%
3
0.5%
23
No answer 0.1%
3
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.3%
1
0.1%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
2361
100.0%
1049
100.0%
86
100.0%
925
100.0%
382

4803


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Inapplicable 32.2%
687
32.6%
875
32.4%
1562
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 14.9%
318
27.4%
737
21.9%
1055
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 49.3%
1051
38.1%
1023
43.0%
2074
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 3.0%
63
1.3%
35
2.0%
98
Don't know 0.4%
8
0.6%
16
0.5%
24
No answer 0.2%
5
0.1%
2
0.1%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
2132
100.0%
2688

4820

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