General Social Survey, 1996

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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 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
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age. 720 37.4% 37.4% -.82
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 1109 57.6% 95% .29
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 72 3.7% 98.8% 1.4
Don't know 21 1.1% 99.8% 6.94
No answer 3 .2% 100% 8.05

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age. 25.3%
109
28.6%
180
42.5%
235
62.8%
194
37.4%
718
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 71.2%
306
67.7%
426
52.3%
289
27.8%
86
57.6%
1107
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 2.8%
12
2.9%
18
3.8%
21
6.8%
21
3.7%
72
Don't know 0.7%
3
0.6%
4
1.3%
7
2.3%
7
1.1%
21
No answer 0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.2%
1
0.3%
1
0.2%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
430
100.0%
629
100.0%
553
100.0%
309

1921


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age. 24.9%
214
47.5%
506
37.4%
720
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 70.0%
601
47.7%
508
57.6%
1109
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 3.7%
32
3.8%
40
3.7%
72
Don't know 1.3%
11
0.9%
10
1.1%
21
No answer 0.1%
1
0.2%
2
0.2%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
859
100.0%
1066

1925


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age. 38.9%
612
30.7%
79
30.5%
29
37.4%
720
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 56.2%
884
63.8%
164
64.2%
61
57.6%
1109
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 3.8%
60
3.9%
10
2.1%
2
3.7%
72
Don't know 1.0%
15
1.2%
3
3.2%
3
1.1%
21
No answer 0.1%
2
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
1573
100.0%
257
100.0%
95

1925


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school Associate/Junior college Bachelor's Graduate TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age. 48.4%
139
38.3%
400
32.1%
42
30.3%
97
28.7%
39
37.4%
717
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 42.2%
121
57.9%
605
61.8%
81
65.9%
211
64.7%
88
57.6%
1106
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 5.9%
17
2.9%
30
5.3%
7
3.1%
10
5.9%
8
3.8%
72
Don't know 3.5%
10
0.9%
9
0.8%
1
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
1.1%
21
No answer 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.7%
1
0.2%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
287
100.0%
1045
100.0%
131
100.0%
320
100.0%
136

1919


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age. 44.8%
497
30.3%
135
23.9%
11
18.2%
39
33.6%
36
37.4%
718
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 50.9%
564
65.2%
290
63.0%
29
73.4%
157
62.6%
67
57.6%
1107
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 3.1%
34
3.6%
16
10.9%
5
6.5%
14
2.8%
3
3.7%
72
Don't know 1.1%
12
0.9%
4
2.2%
1
1.9%
4
0.0%
0
1.1%
21
No answer 0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.9%
1
0.2%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
1109
100.0%
445
100.0%
46
100.0%
214
100.0%
107

1921


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Less than once a year About once or twice a year Several times a year About once a month 2-3 times a month Once or more a week TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age. 24.8%
113
22.1%
60
30.4%
85
36.2%
46
40.1%
109
61.7%
283
37.3%
696
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 67.3%
306
74.6%
203
66.8%
187
59.1%
75
55.1%
150
34.2%
157
57.8%
1078
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 5.7%
26
2.2%
6
2.5%
7
4.7%
6
4.0%
11
2.8%
13
3.7%
69
Don't know 2.2%
10
0.7%
2
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.7%
2
1.3%
6
1.1%
21
No answer 0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
455
100.0%
272
100.0%
280
100.0%
127
100.0%
272
100.0%
459

1865


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Liberal or extremely liberal Slightly liberal Moderate, middle of the road Slightly conservative Conservative or extremely conservative TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age. 26.2%
60
26.9%
60
38.3%
271
38.3%
119
47.0%
166
37.1%
676
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 66.4%
152
68.6%
153
57.4%
406
57.6%
179
48.2%
170
58.1%
1060
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 7.0%
16
4.0%
9
2.7%
19
3.2%
10
4.5%
16
3.8%
70
Don't know 0.4%
1
0.4%
1
1.3%
9
1.0%
3
0.3%
1
0.8%
15
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
229
100.0%
223
100.0%
707
100.0%
311
100.0%
353

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