General Social Survey, 1993

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Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? 1) There 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.
  1) There 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
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 438 41.4% 41.4% -.72
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen 568 53.7% 95.2% .29
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 34 3.2% 98.4% 1.29
Don't know 14 1.3% 99.7% 6.33
No answer 3 .3% 100% 7.34

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75 and older TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 25.0%
47
32.0%
123
43.5%
101
61.8%
105
75.0%
60
41.4%
436
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen 69.7%
131
64.3%
247
50.9%
118
31.2%
53
22.5%
18
53.8%
567
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 4.3%
8
2.6%
10
3.4%
8
4.7%
8
0.0%
0
3.2%
34
Don't know 1.1%
2
0.8%
3
1.3%
3
2.4%
4
2.5%
2
1.3%
14
No answer 0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.9%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
188
100.0%
384
100.0%
232
100.0%
170
100.0%
80

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Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Less than once a year About once or twice a year Several times a year About once a month Two to three times a month Nearly every week Once a week or more TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 26.2%
71
24.8%
30
36.1%
43
38.7%
29
42.9%
36
58.2%
39
60.1%
175
41.1%
423
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen 66.1%
179
73.6%
89
60.5%
72
56.0%
42
52.4%
44
37.3%
25
36.4%
106
54.2%
557
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 5.5%
15
0.8%
1
3.4%
4
5.3%
4
2.4%
2
3.0%
2
1.7%
5
3.2%
33
Don't know 1.8%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.4%
2
1.5%
1
1.7%
5
1.3%
13
No answer 0.4%
1
0.8%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
271
100.0%
121
100.0%
119
100.0%
75
100.0%
84
100.0%
67
100.0%
291

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Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school Junior college Bachelor's degree Graduate degree TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 50.5%
98
43.2%
236
41.3%
26
34.7%
59
21.3%
17
41.4%
436
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen 43.8%
85
52.0%
284
55.6%
35
62.4%
106
72.5%
58
53.9%
568
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 4.6%
9
2.6%
14
3.2%
2
2.4%
4
6.3%
5
3.2%
34
Don't know 1.0%
2
1.8%
10
0.0%
0
0.6%
1
0.0%
0
1.2%
13
No answer 0.0%
0
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
194
100.0%
546
100.0%
63
100.0%
170
100.0%
80

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Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 31.8%
137
48.1%
301
41.4%
438
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen 61.7%
266
48.2%
302
53.7%
568
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 4.9%
21
2.1%
13
3.2%
34
Don't know 1.4%
6
1.3%
8
1.3%
14
No answer 0.2%
1
0.3%
2
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
431
100.0%
626

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Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 48.7%
326
34.6%
80
20.0%
4
15.0%
15
30.3%
10
41.3%
435
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen 46.9%
314
62.3%
144
80.0%
16
75.0%
75
57.6%
19
53.9%
568
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 2.4%
16
2.6%
6
0.0%
0
9.0%
9
9.1%
3
3.2%
34
Don't know 1.6%
11
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
1.0%
1
3.0%
1
1.3%
14
No answer 0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
669
100.0%
231
100.0%
20
100.0%
100
100.0%
33

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Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Liberal and extremely liberal Slightly liberal Moderate, middle of the road Slightly conservative Conservative Extremely conservative TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 27.3%
38
25.5%
35
41.5%
149
40.6%
76
61.1%
102
69.0%
20
41.3%
420
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen 65.5%
91
70.8%
97
56.5%
203
56.1%
105
33.5%
56
27.6%
8
55.0%
560
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 7.2%
10
2.2%
3
1.4%
5
2.7%
5
3.0%
5
3.4%
1
2.8%
29
Don't know 0.0%
0
1.5%
2
0.6%
2
0.5%
1
2.4%
4
0.0%
0
0.9%
9
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
TOTAL 100.0%
139
100.0%
137
100.0%
359
100.0%
187
100.0%
167
100.0%
29

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Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 43.5%
386
28.4%
33
35.2%
19
41.4%
438
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen 52.5%
466
60.3%
70
59.3%
32
53.7%
568
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 2.7%
24
7.8%
9
1.9%
1
3.2%
34
Don't know 1.0%
9
2.6%
3
3.7%
2
1.3%
14
No answer 0.2%
2
0.9%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
887
100.0%
116
100.0%
54

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