Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996

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Which of the following statements best fits your feelings about laws regarding pornography (sexually explicit literature and films)?
  1) It should be legal to sell pornography to anyone.
  2) It should be legal to sell pornography to anyone 18 or older.
  3) It should be illegal to sell pornography to people of any age.
  9) Unsure

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
It should be legal to sell pornography to anyone. 11 3.7% 3.7% -.93
It should be legal to sell pornography to anyone 18 or older. 168 56% 59.7% -.48
It should be illegal to sell pornography to people of any age. 85 28.3% 88% -.04
Unsure 36 12% 100% 2.64

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Ages 17 to 18 Ages 19 to 21 Ages 22 to 25 Age 26 and older TOTAL
It should be legal to sell pornography to anyone. 2.6%
2
3.2%
5
4.3%
2
5.3%
1
3.3%
10
It should be legal to sell pornography to anyone 18 or older. 62.3%
48
50.0%
78
61.7%
29
68.4%
13
56.2%
168
It should be illegal to sell pornography to people of any age. 24.7%
19
32.1%
50
27.7%
13
15.8%
3
28.4%
85
Unsure 10.4%
8
14.7%
23
6.4%
3
10.5%
2
12.0%
36
TOTAL 100.0%
77
100.0%
156
100.0%
47
100.0%
19

299


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
It should be legal to sell pornography to anyone. 6.1%
5
2.3%
5
3.3%
10
It should be legal to sell pornography to anyone 18 or older. 65.9%
54
52.5%
114
56.2%
168
It should be illegal to sell pornography to people of any age. 14.6%
12
33.6%
73
28.4%
85
Unsure 13.4%
11
11.5%
25
12.0%
36
TOTAL 100.0%
82
100.0%
217

299


Race (I-RACE)

White Black TOTAL
It should be legal to sell pornography to anyone. 4.5%
10
1.4%
1
3.7%
11
It should be legal to sell pornography to anyone 18 or older. 52.5%
116
64.9%
48
55.6%
164
It should be illegal to sell pornography to people of any age. 31.2%
69
21.6%
16
28.8%
85
Unsure 11.8%
26
12.2%
9
11.9%
35
TOTAL 100.0%
221
100.0%
74

295


Religious preference (I-RELIG)

Conservative Protestant Moderate Protestant Liberal Protestant Catholic All others TOTAL
It should be legal to sell pornography to anyone. 0.8%
1
4.6%
3
4.9%
2
0.0%
0
12.2%
5
3.7%
11
It should be legal to sell pornography to anyone 18 or older. 45.6%
57
56.9%
37
70.7%
29
60.7%
17
68.3%
28
56.0%
168
It should be illegal to sell pornography to people of any age. 40.0%
50
30.8%
20
12.2%
5
21.4%
6
9.8%
4
28.3%
85
Unsure 13.6%
17
7.7%
5
12.2%
5
17.9%
5
9.8%
4
12.0%
36
TOTAL 100.0%
125
100.0%
65
100.0%
41
100.0%
28
100.0%
41

300

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