General Social Survey, 2000

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Choose: 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; or 3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography.
  1) There should be laws against the distribution of 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 whatever the age 670 35.3% 35.3% -.78
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 1136 59.9% 95.3% .22
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 59 3.1% 98.4% 1.22
Don't know 21 1.1% 99.5% 6.24
No answer 10 .5% 100% 7.24

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of whatever the age 17.7%
71
29.0%
174
39.0%
220
62.5%
202
35.3%
667
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 77.1%
310
67.8%
407
55.3%
312
31.9%
103
59.9%
1132
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 4.0%
16
1.8%
11
3.7%
21
3.4%
11
3.1%
59
Don't know 0.7%
3
0.7%
4
1.2%
7
2.2%
7
1.1%
21
No answer 0.5%
2
0.7%
4
0.7%
4
0.0%
0
0.5%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
402
100.0%
600
100.0%
564
100.0%
323

1889


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of whatever the age 23.8%
200
44.5%
470
35.3%
670
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 71.7%
603
50.5%
533
59.9%
1136
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 3.2%
27
3.0%
32
3.1%
59
Don't know 1.0%
8
1.2%
13
1.1%
21
No answer 0.4%
3
0.7%
7
0.5%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
841
100.0%
1055

1896


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Widowed Divorced Separated Never married TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of whatever the age 38.2%
335
62.9%
107
33.2%
96
30.7%
23
22.5%
109
35.3%
670
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 58.0%
509
31.2%
53
61.9%
179
64.0%
48
71.5%
347
59.9%
1136
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 2.4%
21
2.4%
4
3.5%
10
2.7%
2
4.5%
22
3.1%
59
Don't know 0.3%
3
3.5%
6
1.4%
4
2.7%
2
1.2%
6
1.1%
21
No answer 1.0%
9
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.5%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
877
100.0%
170
100.0%
289
100.0%
75
100.0%
485

1896


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of whatever the age 35.6%
542
33.0%
91
37.8%
37
35.3%
670
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 60.1%
914
59.8%
165
58.2%
57
59.9%
1136
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 2.7%
41
5.4%
15
3.1%
3
3.1%
59
Don't know 1.0%
15
1.8%
5
1.0%
1
1.1%
21
No answer 0.7%
10
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
1522
100.0%
276
100.0%
98

1896


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $10K $10K - 19,999 $20K - 24,999 $25K+ TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of whatever the age 38.3%
70
48.5%
127
35.0%
48
30.4%
322
34.5%
567
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 53.6%
98
49.2%
129
62.0%
85
65.3%
692
61.1%
1004
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 4.9%
9
1.5%
4
2.2%
3
3.0%
32
2.9%
48
Don't know 3.3%
6
0.8%
2
0.7%
1
0.4%
4
0.8%
13
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.9%
10
0.6%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
183
100.0%
262
100.0%
137
100.0%
1060

1642


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Liberal Moderate, middle of the road Conservative TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of whatever the age 22.7%
106
35.3%
245
43.9%
269
34.9%
620
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 70.2%
328
61.4%
426
52.4%
321
60.6%
1075
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 5.1%
24
2.0%
14
2.6%
16
3.0%
54
Don't know 1.1%
5
0.7%
5
0.8%
5
0.8%
15
No answer 0.9%
4
0.6%
4
0.3%
2
0.6%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
467
100.0%
694
100.0%
613

1774


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of whatever the age 43.8%
444
30.5%
141
19.0%
8
15.7%
42
30.8%
33
35.3%
668
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 52.4%
531
65.6%
303
78.6%
33
75.7%
202
60.7%
65
59.9%
1134
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 2.5%
25
2.4%
11
2.4%
1
6.7%
18
3.7%
4
3.1%
59
Don't know 1.0%
10
1.1%
5
0.0%
0
1.5%
4
1.9%
2
1.1%
21
No answer 0.4%
4
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
2.8%
3
0.5%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
1014
100.0%
462
100.0%
42
100.0%
267
100.0%
107

1892


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school Associate/Junior college Bachelor's Graduate TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of whatever the age 42.0%
120
38.0%
382
41.9%
62
24.8%
71
21.4%
34
35.5%
669
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 52.1%
149
58.0%
582
54.7%
81
69.6%
199
73.0%
116
59.9%
1127
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 3.1%
9
2.9%
29
0.7%
1
4.2%
12
3.8%
6
3.0%
57
Don't know 2.4%
7
0.9%
9
0.7%
1
0.7%
2
0.6%
1
1.1%
20
No answer 0.3%
1
0.2%
2
2.0%
3
0.7%
2
1.3%
2
0.5%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
286
100.0%
1004
100.0%
148
100.0%
286
100.0%
159

1883

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