General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)

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PORNLW_1

Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? (PORNLAW_1)
  0) Inapplicable
  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
Inapplicable 671 33.6% 33.6% -1.05
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 518 25.9% 59.5% -.13
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 751 37.6% 97% .79
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 44 2.2% 99.2% 1.71
Don't know 14 .7% 99.9% 6.3
No answer 2 .1% 100% 7.22

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Under 30 years old 30 to 44 years old 45 to 59 years old 60 to 74 years old 75 years or older TOTAL
Inapplicable 30.5%
106
33.2%
201
33.1%
186
38.3%
123
33.3%
52
33.5%
668
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 16.1%
56
23.6%
143
25.1%
141
34.0%
109
42.9%
67
25.9%
516
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 49.6%
172
40.9%
248
39.7%
223
23.4%
75
19.2%
30
37.6%
748
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 2.9%
10
1.5%
9
2.0%
11
2.8%
9
3.2%
5
2.2%
44
Don't know 0.9%
3
0.8%
5
0.2%
1
0.9%
3
1.3%
2
0.7%
14
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
347
100.0%
606
100.0%
562
100.0%
321
100.0%
156

1992


Education (I-EDUC)

High school or less Associate/Junior college Bachelor's Graduate TOTAL
Inapplicable 33.9%
437
29.1%
50
34.0%
120
34.6%
64
33.6%
671
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 28.1%
362
27.9%
48
20.7%
73
18.9%
35
25.9%
518
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 34.8%
449
41.9%
72
42.2%
149
43.8%
81
37.6%
751
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 2.3%
30
0.6%
1
2.5%
9
2.2%
4
2.2%
44
Don't know 0.8%
10
0.6%
1
0.6%
2
0.5%
1
0.7%
14
No answer 0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
1290
100.0%
172
100.0%
353
100.0%
185

2000


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Inapplicable 34.7%
296
32.7%
375
33.6%
671
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 17.9%
153
31.8%
365
25.9%
518
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 43.3%
370
33.2%
381
37.6%
751
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 3.0%
26
1.6%
18
2.2%
44
Don't know 0.8%
7
0.6%
7
0.7%
14
No answer 0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
854
100.0%
1146

2000


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 34.0%
349
32.5%
165
28.1%
9
32.2%
104
38.6%
39
33.5%
666
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 31.3%
321
25.8%
131
15.6%
5
13.3%
43
15.8%
16
25.9%
516
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 32.8%
337
37.9%
192
46.9%
15
50.8%
164
41.6%
42
37.7%
750
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 1.4%
14
3.0%
15
6.3%
2
3.1%
10
2.0%
2
2.2%
43
Don't know 0.3%
3
0.8%
4
3.1%
1
0.6%
2
2.0%
2
0.6%
12
No answer 0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
1026
100.0%
507
100.0%
32
100.0%
323
100.0%
101

1989


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Extremely liberal or liberal Slightly liberal Moderate Slightly conservative Conservative Extremely conservative TOTAL
Inapplicable 32.1%
95
33.3%
79
35.0%
256
30.7%
87
34.2%
106
35.1%
26
33.6%
649
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 16.2%
48
20.3%
48
24.2%
177
28.3%
80
33.2%
103
52.7%
39
25.6%
495
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 47.0%
139
41.8%
99
38.3%
280
39.9%
113
30.6%
95
12.2%
9
38.1%
735
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 3.7%
11
4.6%
11
1.8%
13
0.7%
2
1.9%
6
0.0%
0
2.2%
43
Don't know 0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.7%
5
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
7
No answer 0.7%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
296
100.0%
237
100.0%
731
100.0%
283
100.0%
310
100.0%
74

1931


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other (specify) TOTAL
Inapplicable 33.7%
493
32.6%
93
33.9%
85
33.6%
671
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 26.4%
386
20.4%
58
29.5%
74
25.9%
518
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 38.0%
556
40.0%
114
32.3%
81
37.6%
751
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 1.6%
24
6.0%
17
1.2%
3
2.2%
44
Don't know 0.3%
4
0.7%
2
3.2%
8
0.7%
14
No answer 0.1%
1
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
1464
100.0%
285
100.0%
251

2000

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