General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)

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PORNLW_3

Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? (PORNLAW_3)
  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 1159 58% 58% -.74
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 305 15.3% 73.2% .29
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 508 25.4% 98.6% 1.33
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 23 1.2% 99.8% 2.36
Don't know 3 .2% 99.9% 7.52
No answer 2 .1% 100% 8.56

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 56.8%
197
60.2%
365
53.9%
303
55.8%
179
71.2%
111
58.0%
1155
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 8.1%
28
11.4%
69
17.4%
98
24.3%
78
19.2%
30
15.2%
303
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 32.9%
114
27.4%
166
27.4%
154
18.4%
59
9.0%
14
25.5%
507
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 2.0%
7
0.7%
4
1.1%
6
1.6%
5
0.6%
1
1.2%
23
Don't know 0.3%
1
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
3
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
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 58.8%
759
57.0%
98
57.8%
204
53.0%
98
58.0%
1159
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 16.4%
211
16.3%
28
11.3%
40
14.1%
26
15.3%
305
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 23.3%
300
25.6%
44
30.6%
108
30.3%
56
25.4%
508
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 1.3%
17
0.6%
1
0.3%
1
2.2%
4
1.2%
23
Don't know 0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.2%
3
No answer 0.1%
1
0.6%
1
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 60.5%
517
56.0%
642
58.0%
1159
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 9.4%
80
19.6%
225
15.3%
305
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 27.8%
237
23.6%
271
25.4%
508
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 2.0%
17
0.5%
6
1.2%
23
Don't know 0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.2%
3
No answer 0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
854
100.0%
1146

2000


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 56.6%
581
60.0%
304
50.0%
16
59.8%
193
56.4%
57
57.9%
1151
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 19.4%
199
12.2%
62
18.8%
6
8.0%
26
10.9%
11
15.3%
304
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 23.4%
240
26.4%
134
28.1%
9
29.1%
94
29.7%
30
25.5%
507
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 0.3%
3
1.4%
7
3.1%
1
2.8%
9
3.0%
3
1.2%
23
Don't know 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
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 57.1%
169
56.1%
133
57.6%
421
59.0%
167
56.8%
176
60.8%
45
57.5%
1111
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 8.4%
25
13.9%
33
15.3%
112
14.8%
42
20.3%
63
28.4%
21
15.3%
296
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 31.4%
93
28.3%
67
25.2%
184
26.1%
74
22.6%
70
10.8%
8
25.7%
496
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 2.7%
8
1.3%
3
1.5%
11
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
1.2%
23
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
3
No answer 0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
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 56.9%
833
56.8%
162
65.3%
164
58.0%
1159
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 16.4%
240
13.3%
38
10.8%
27
15.3%
305
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 25.7%
376
27.0%
77
21.9%
55
25.4%
508
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 1.0%
15
1.4%
4
1.6%
4
1.2%
23
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.7%
2
0.4%
1
0.2%
3
No answer 0.0%
0
0.7%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
1464
100.0%
285
100.0%
251

2000

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