General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)

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PORNLW_2

Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? (PORNLAW_2)
  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

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Inapplicable 975 48.8% 48.8% -.91
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 377 18.9% 67.6% .15
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 621 31.1% 98.7% 1.2
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 24 1.2% 99.9% 2.26
Don't know 3 .2% 100% 7.53

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 46.1%
160
50.5%
306
47.7%
268
48.3%
155
52.6%
82
48.7%
971
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 10.7%
37
14.9%
90
20.3%
114
27.4%
88
28.8%
45
18.8%
374
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 40.6%
141
33.8%
205
30.8%
173
23.1%
74
17.3%
27
31.1%
620
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 2.3%
8
0.7%
4
1.2%
7
0.9%
3
1.3%
2
1.2%
24
Don't know 0.3%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
3
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 49.8%
643
46.5%
80
49.0%
173
42.7%
79
48.8%
975
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 20.4%
263
19.8%
34
13.3%
47
17.8%
33
18.9%
377
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 28.1%
362
33.7%
58
37.1%
131
37.8%
70
31.1%
621
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 1.5%
19
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
1.6%
3
1.2%
24
Don't know 0.2%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
1290
100.0%
172
100.0%
353
100.0%
185

2000


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Inapplicable 51.2%
437
46.9%
538
48.8%
975
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 9.8%
84
25.6%
293
18.9%
377
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 37.0%
316
26.6%
305
31.1%
621
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 1.8%
15
0.8%
9
1.2%
24
Don't know 0.2%
2
0.1%
1
0.2%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
854
100.0%
1146

2000


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 47.7%
489
50.3%
255
43.8%
14
48.6%
157
51.5%
52
48.6%
967
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 23.6%
242
16.0%
81
15.6%
5
10.5%
34
14.9%
15
19.0%
377
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 27.8%
285
31.4%
159
40.6%
13
39.3%
127
33.7%
34
31.1%
618
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 0.9%
9
2.0%
10
0.0%
0
1.5%
5
0.0%
0
1.2%
24
Don't know 0.1%
1
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
3
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 46.3%
137
47.3%
112
49.7%
363
46.3%
131
50.0%
155
54.1%
40
48.6%
938
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 13.9%
41
16.0%
38
18.9%
138
19.1%
54
24.5%
76
25.7%
19
19.0%
366
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 36.8%
109
35.4%
84
30.2%
221
34.3%
97
24.5%
76
20.3%
15
31.2%
602
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 2.0%
6
1.3%
3
1.2%
9
0.4%
1
1.0%
3
0.0%
0
1.1%
22
Don't know 1.0%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
3
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 47.9%
701
49.1%
140
53.4%
134
48.8%
975
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 19.4%
284
16.8%
48
17.9%
45
18.9%
377
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 31.8%
466
31.9%
91
25.5%
64
31.1%
621
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 0.9%
13
1.8%
5
2.4%
6
1.2%
24
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.8%
2
0.2%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
1464
100.0%
285
100.0%
251

2000

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