General Social Survey, 2002

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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 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. 343 37.6% 37.6% -.83
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 512 56.1% 93.8% .28
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 47 5.2% 98.9% 1.39
Don't know 6 .7% 99.6% 6.93
No answer 4 .4% 100% 8.03

Variable Comparisons


Race (I-RACE)

White Black TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age. 39.0%
282
35.7%
46
38.5%
328
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 55.2%
400
56.6%
73
55.5%
473
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 5.0%
36
6.2%
8
5.2%
44
Don't know 0.3%
2
1.6%
2
0.5%
4
No answer 0.6%
4
0.0%
0
0.5%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
724
100.0%
129

853


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Widowed Divorced Separated Never married TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age. 41.2%
167
69.5%
57
34.2%
54
17.6%
6
25.3%
59
37.6%
343
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 54.3%
220
26.8%
22
57.0%
90
76.5%
26
66.1%
154
56.1%
512
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 4.0%
16
2.4%
2
5.1%
8
5.9%
2
8.2%
19
5.2%
47
Don't know 0.5%
2
1.2%
1
1.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.7%
6
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.5%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
405
100.0%
82
100.0%
158
100.0%
34
100.0%
233

912


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age. 19.0%
34
29.4%
79
44.7%
134
58.5%
96
37.6%
343
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 72.6%
130
65.8%
177
50.7%
152
32.3%
53
56.1%
512
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 7.8%
14
4.5%
12
3.0%
9
7.3%
12
5.2%
47
Don't know 0.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.7%
2
1.8%
3
0.7%
6
No answer 0.0%
0
0.4%
1
1.0%
3
0.0%
0
0.4%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
179
100.0%
269
100.0%
300
100.0%
164

912


Family income (I-FINCOME)

Less than $10K $10K-19,999 $20K-24,999 $25K or over TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age. 40.4%
36
42.6%
49
27.9%
17
36.9%
206
37.4%
308
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 51.7%
46
54.8%
63
60.7%
37
57.7%
322
56.9%
468
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 6.7%
6
2.6%
3
9.8%
6
4.8%
27
5.1%
42
Don't know 1.1%
1
0.0%
0
1.6%
1
0.2%
1
0.4%
3
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
2
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
89
100.0%
115
100.0%
61
100.0%
558

823


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Liberal Moderate, middle of the road Conservative Don't know TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age. 25.4%
59
39.0%
138
45.1%
134
40.0%
10
37.6%
341
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 65.5%
152
56.5%
200
49.8%
148
44.0%
11
56.3%
511
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 7.8%
18
3.7%
13
4.4%
13
8.0%
2
5.1%
46
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.6%
2
0.7%
2
8.0%
2
0.7%
6
No answer 1.3%
3
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
232
100.0%
354
100.0%
297
100.0%
25

908


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other Don't know TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age. 45.6%
210
34.4%
78
10.0%
2
20.9%
27
33.3%
23
0.00%
0
37.5%
340
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 49.7%
229
61.2%
139
75.0%
15
66.7%
86
59.4%
41
0.00%
0
56.3%
510
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 3.5%
16
4.0%
9
15.0%
3
10.9%
14
5.8%
4
0.00%
0
5.1%
46
Don't know 0.9%
4
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.4%
1
0.00%
0
0.7%
6
No answer 0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.00%
0
0.4%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
461
100.0%
227
100.0%
20
100.0%
129
100.0%
69
100.0%
0

906


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. 45.2%
57
37.5%
182
39.7%
23
33.3%
53
33.3%
28
37.6%
343
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 48.4%
61
55.5%
269
58.6%
34
62.3%
99
58.3%
49
56.1%
512
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 4.0%
5
6.4%
31
1.7%
1
2.5%
4
7.1%
6
5.2%
47
Don't know 1.6%
2
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
1.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.7%
6
No answer 0.8%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.6%
1
1.2%
1
0.4%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
126
100.0%
485
100.0%
58
100.0%
159
100.0%
84

912


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age. 30.7%
124
43.1%
219
37.6%
343
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 60.9%
246
52.4%
266
56.1%
512
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 6.9%
28
3.7%
19
5.2%
47
Don't know 0.5%
2
0.8%
4
0.7%
6
No answer 1.0%
4
0.0%
0
0.4%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
404
100.0%
508

912

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