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How wrong is the viewing or use of pornography?

Below are 64 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

PORNLAW from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? (PORNLAW)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,16932.8
1) These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age.83723.5
2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen.1,46941.3
3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography.752.1
8) Dont know90.3
TOTAL3559100.0


Q37B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q37 How do you feel about the following... b. The viewing of pornography (Q37B)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong73843.7
2) Almost always wrong26215.5
3) Only wrong sometimes44126.1
4) Not wrong at all24614.6
TOTAL1687100.0


PORNLAW from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? (PORNLAW)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,62333.1
1) These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age.1,10922.6
2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen.2,03441.5
3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography.1092.2
8) Dont know180.4
9) No answer80.2
TOTAL4901100.0


PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 2002

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. (PORNLAW)
TOTAL%
1) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age.34337.6
2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18.51256.1
3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography.475.2
8) Dont know60.7
9) No answer40.4
TOTAL912100.0


REVEAL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q12c. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Wearing revealing clothing (REVEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids15412.7
2) Strongly discourages52643.3
3) Somewhat discourages34228.2
4) Encourages50.4
5) Isnt concerned897.3
8) Dont know988.1
Missing435 
TOTAL1,214100.0


PORNLAWS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

Do you think that the laws against pornography in this country are too strict, not strict enough, or just about right? (87) (PORNLAWS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK182.8
1) Not strict enough21533.3
2) Just right37558.1
3) Too strict375.7
TOTAL645100.0


PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 2006

Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? (PORNLAW)
TOTAL%
1) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age.77539.0
2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18.1,12556.6
3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution or pornography.673.4
8) Dont know191.0
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1989100.0


PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 2004

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. (PORNLAW)
TOTAL%
1) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age33938.7
2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 1849356.3
3) There should be not laws forbidding the distribution of pornography374.2
8) Dont know40.5
9) No answer30.3
TOTAL876100.0


PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 2000

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. (PORNLAW)
TOTAL%
1) There should be laws against the distribution of whatever the age67035.3
2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 181,13659.9
3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography593.1
8) Dont know211.1
9) No answer100.5
TOTAL1896100.0


PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 1990

Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? (PORNLAW)
TOTAL%
1) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age.36540.6
2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18.47152.4
3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography.505.6
8) Dont know131.4
TOTAL899100.0


PORNOUT from General Social Survey, 1990

Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) provide an outlet for bottled-up impulses? (PORNOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52858.7
2) No23926.6
8) Dont know12914.3
9) No answer30.3
TOTAL899100.0


PORNRAPE from General Social Survey, 1990

Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead people to commit rape? (PORNRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50756.4
2) No29733.0
8) Dont know9410.5
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL899100.0


PORNMORL from General Social Survey, 1990

Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead to breakdown of morals? (PORNMORL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54760.8
2) No28731.9
8) Dont know647.1
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL899100.0


PORNINF from General Social Survey, 1990

The next questions are about pornography -- books, movies, magazines, and photographs that show or describe sex activities. Im going to read some opinions about the effects of looking at or reading such sexual materials. As I read each one, please tell me if you think sexual materials do or do not have that effect. Sexual materials provide information about sex? (PORNINF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50255.8
2) No33937.7
8) Dont know566.2
9) No answer20.2
TOTAL899100.0


MA_5 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

Viewing pornography. (MA_5)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused40.2
-4) Dont know120.5
1) Always morally wrong1,44855.5
2) Usually morally wrong34313.1
3) Sometimes morally wrong39715.2
4) Never morally wrong773.0
5) Not a moral issue30711.8
6) Decide on case-by-case basis (Vol.)210.8
Missing2 
TOTAL2,609100.0


MA_10 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

How legally restricted do you think pornography should be in our society? (MA_10)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused70.3
-4) Dont know271.0
1) Much more restricted than it is now1,41554.3
2) Somewhat more than it is now51119.6
3) The same as it is now43316.6
4) Somewhat less than it is now692.6
5) Much less than it is now762.9
6) Cant answer because I dont know the current restrictions (Vol.)692.6
Missing2 
TOTAL2,607100.0


PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 1996

Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? (PORNLAW)
TOTAL%
1) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age.72037.4
2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18.1,10957.6
3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography.723.7
8) Dont know211.1
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1925100.0


PORNMORL from General Social Survey, 1991

The next questions are about pornography--books, movies, magazines, and photographs that show or describe sex activities. Im going to read some opinions about the effects of looking at or reading such sexual materials. As I read each one, please tell me if you think sexual materials do or do not have that effect: Sexual materials lead to breakdown of morals (PORNMORL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60659.6
2) No34033.4
8) Dont know696.8
9) No answer20.2
TOTAL1017100.0


PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 1991

Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? 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. (PORNLAW)
TOTAL%
1) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age.40139.4
2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18.55854.9
3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography.403.9
8) Dont know151.5
9) No answer30.3
TOTAL1017100.0


PORNRAPE from General Social Survey, 1991

The next questions are about pornography--books, movies, magazines, and photographs that show or describe sex activities. Im going to read some opinions about the effects of looking at or reading such sexual materials. As I read each one, please tell me if you think sexual materials do or do not have that effect: Sexual materials lead people to commit rape (PORNRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53252.3
2) No37236.6
8) Dont know11110.9
9) No answer20.2
TOTAL1017100.0


PORNINF from General Social Survey, 1991

The next questions are about pornography--books, movies, magazines, and photographs that show or describe sex activities. Im going to read some opinions about the effects of looking at or reading such sexual materials. As I read each one, please tell me if you think sexual materials do or do not have that effect: Sexual materials provide information about sex (PORNINF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56355.4
2) No38638.0
8) Dont know666.5
9) No answer20.2
TOTAL1017100.0


PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 1988

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. (PORNLAW)
TOTAL%
1) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age.42943.0
2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18.49950.1
3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography.474.7
8) Dont know191.9
9) No answer30.3
TOTAL997100.0


PORNOUT from General Social Survey, 1988

Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) provide an outlet for bottled-up impulses? (PORNOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55755.9
2) No30330.4
8) Dont know13213.2
9) No answer50.5
TOTAL997100.0


PORNRAPE from General Social Survey, 1988

Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead people to commit rape? (PORNRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55856.0
2) No35135.2
8) Dont know808.0
9) No answer80.8
TOTAL997100.0


PORNMORL from General Social Survey, 1988

Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead to breakdown of morals? (PORNMORL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61661.8
2) No32532.6
8) Dont know515.1
9) No answer50.5
TOTAL997100.0


PORNINF from General Social Survey, 1988

Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) provide information about sex? (PORNINF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58058.2
2) No35035.1
8) Dont know636.3
9) No answer40.4
TOTAL997100.0


PORNOUT from General Social Survey, 1991

The next questions are about pornography--books, movies, magazines, and photographs that show or describe sex activities. Im going to read some opinions about the effects of looking at or reading such sexual materials. As I read each one, please tell me if you think sexual materials do or do not have that effect: Sexual materials provide an outlet for bottled-up impulses (PORNOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56755.8
2) No30730.2
8) Dont know13913.7
9) No answer40.4
TOTAL1017100.0


CPORNO from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? L. Pornography (CPORNO)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned93443.6
2) Fairly concerned58327.2
3) Not too concerned41319.3
4) Not concerned at all2109.8
TOTAL2140100.0


PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 1998

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. (PORNLAW)
TOTAL%
1) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age.72037.7
2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18.1,09457.2
3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography.733.8
8) Dont know191.0
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1911100.0


PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 1976

Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? (PORNLAW)
TOTAL%
1) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age.59940.0
2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen.74549.7
3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography.1218.1
8) Dont know312.1
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1499100.0


PORNINF from General Social Survey, 1976

The next questions are about pornography--books, movies, magazines, and photographs that show or describe sex activities. Im going to read some opinions about the effects of looking at or reading such sexual materials. As I read each one, please tell me if you think sexual materials do or do not have that effect. Sexual materials provide information about sex? (PORNINF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes84456.3
2) No54436.3
8) Dont know1057.0
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1499100.0


PORNMORL from General Social Survey, 1976

Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead to breakdown of morals? (PORNMORL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes81954.6
2) No56037.4
8) Dont know1117.4
9) No answer90.6
TOTAL1499100.0


PORNOUT from General Social Survey, 1976

Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) provide an outlet for bottled-up impulses? (PORNOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82955.3
2) No42728.5
8) Dont know23515.7
9) No answer80.5
TOTAL1499100.0


PORNINF from General Social Survey, 1980

The next questions are about pornography--books, movies, magazines, and photographs that show or describe sex activities. Im going to read some opinions about the effects of looking at or reading such sexual materials. As I read each one, please tell me if you think sexual materials do or do not have that effect. Sexual materials provide information about sex? (PORNINF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes85458.2
2) No50434.3
8) Dont know1077.3
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0


PORNMORL from General Social Survey, 1980

Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead to breakdown of morals? (PORNMORL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes88160.0
2) No47732.5
8) Dont know1037.0
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1468100.0


PORNRAPE from General Social Survey, 1980

Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead people to commit rape? (PORNRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes79053.8
2) No53836.6
8) Dont know1349.1
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1468100.0


PORNOUT from General Social Survey, 1980

Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) provide an outlet for bottled-up impulses? (PORNOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes86558.9
2) No39326.8
8) Dont know20413.9
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1468100.0


PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 1980

Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? (PORNLAW)
TOTAL%
1) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age.59140.3
2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen.75551.4
3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography.906.1
8) Dont know322.2
TOTAL1468100.0


PORNRAPE from General Social Survey, 1976

Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead people to commit rape? (PORNRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78752.5
2) No56938.0
8) Dont know1369.1
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1499100.0


PORNMORL from General Social Survey, 1978

Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead to breakdown of morals? (PORNMORL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes87056.8
2) No58137.9
8) Dont know785.1
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1532100.0


PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 1978

Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? (PORNLAW)
TOTAL%
1) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age.66143.1
2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen.74348.5
3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography.1117.2
8) Dont know161.0
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1532100.0


PORNRAPE from General Social Survey, 1978

Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead people to commit rape? (PORNRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes86756.6
2) No54935.8
8) Dont know1127.3
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1532100.0


PORNINF from General Social Survey, 1978

The next questions are about pornography--books, movies, magazines, and photographs that show or describe sex activities. Im going to read some opinions about the effects of looking at or reading such sexual materials. As I read each one, please tell me if you think sexual materials do or do not have that effect. Sexual materials provide information about sex? (PORNINF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes93961.3
2) No49832.5
8) Dont know926.0
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1532100.0


PORNOUT from General Social Survey, 1978

Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) provide an outlet for bottled-up impulses? (PORNOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes89958.7
2) No44529.0
8) Dont know18311.9
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1532100.0


PORNINF from General Social Survey, 1994

Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) provide information about sex? (PORNINF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60558.9
2) No36735.7
8) Dont know515.0
9) No answer40.4
TOTAL1027100.0


PORNOUT from General Social Survey, 1994

Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) provide an outlet for bottled-up impulses? (PORNOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58757.2
2) No30329.5
8) Dont know13212.9
9) No answer50.5
TOTAL1027100.0


PORNRAPE from General Social Survey, 1994

Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead people to commit rape? (PORNRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49147.8
2) No42641.5
8) Dont know10410.1
9) No answer60.6
TOTAL1027100.0


PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 1994

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. (PORNLAW)
TOTAL%
1) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age73636.6
2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 181,18959.1
3) There should be no laws592.9
8) Dont know150.7
9) No answer120.6
TOTAL2011100.0


PORNMORL from General Social Survey, 1994

Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead to breakdown of morals? (PORNMORL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58256.7
2) No37036.0
8) Dont know716.9
9) No answer40.4
TOTAL1027100.0


PORN from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996

Which of the following statements best fits your feelings about laws regarding pornography (sexually explicit literature and films)? (PORN)
TOTAL%
1) It should be legal to sell pornography to anyone.113.7
2) It should be legal to sell pornography to anyone 18 or older.16856.0
3) It should be illegal to sell pornography to people of any age.8528.3
9) Unsure3612.0
TOTAL300100.0


PORNOUT from General Social Survey, 1993

The next questions are about pornography—books, movies, magazines, and photographs that show or describe sex activities. Im going to read some opinions about the effects of looking at or reading such sexual materials. As I read each one, please tell me if you think sexual materials do or do not have that effect. Sexual materials provide an outlet for bottled-up impulses? (PORNOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63460.0
2) No27526.0
8) Dont know13813.1
9) No answer100.9
TOTAL1057100.0


PORNRAPE from General Social Survey, 1993

The next questions are about pornography—books, movies, magazines, and photographs that show or describe sex activities. Im going to read some opinions about the effects of looking at or reading such sexual materials. As I read each one, please tell me if you think sexual materials do or do not have that effect. Sexual materials lead people to commit rape? (PORNRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59656.4
2) No35133.2
8) Dont know1009.5
9) No answer100.9
TOTAL1057100.0


PORNMORL from General Social Survey, 1993

The next questions are about pornography—books, movies, magazines, and photographs that show or describe sex activities. Im going to read some opinions about the effects of looking at or reading such sexual materials. As I read each one, please tell me if you think sexual materials do or do not have that effect. Sexual materials lead to breakdown of morals? (PORNMORL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67163.5
2) No31830.1
8) Dont know585.5
9) No answer100.9
TOTAL1057100.0


PORNINF from General Social Survey, 1993

The next questions are about pornography—books, movies, magazines, and photographs that show or describe sex activities. Im going to read some opinions about the effects of looking at or reading such sexual materials. As I read each one, please tell me if you think sexual materials do or do not have that effect. Sexual materials provide information about sex? (PORNINF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57354.2
2) No41939.6
8) Dont know555.2
9) No answer100.9
TOTAL1057100.0


PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 1993

Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? 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 eighteen; 3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. (PORNLAW)
TOTAL%
1) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age43841.4
2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen56853.7
3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography343.2
8) Dont know141.3
9) No answer30.3
TOTAL1057100.0


LAWPORN from Middletown Area Study (Autumn), 1981

There is a disagreement about what actions should be controlled by making laws. Do you believe that any of the following should be against the law? -- Selling pornography (i.e., sexually arousing pictures, films, etc.) to adults, should this be against the law? (LAWPORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12845.6
2) No13548.0
3) Not sure186.4
TOTAL281100.0


PORNLAWS from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986

Please choose the response that best fits your belief regarding pornography laws. There should be: (PORNLAWS)
TOTAL%
1) Laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age11438.0
2) Laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 1816755.7
3) No laws forbidding the distribution of pornography124.0
8) Uncertain62.0
9) No answer10.3
TOTAL300100.0


PORNO from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986

ID LIKE TO READ YOU A STATEMENT THAT PEOPLE HAVE MADE ABOUT LIFE TODAY. AS I READ IT, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU STRONGLY AGREE WITH IT, AGREE, DISAGREE, OR STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH IT. -- Explicit pornography leads to an increase in violence toward women and girls. (PORNO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4916.3
2) Agree16956.3
3) Disagree5618.7
4) Strongly disagree72.3
8) Uncertain175.7
9) No answer20.7
TOTAL300100.0


PROB3 from Middletown Area Study, 1989

First, what would you say are the three most pressing social problems facing Muncie and Delaware County at this time? -- Third problem (PROB3)
TOTAL%
1) Drugs103.5
2) Alcohol related problems113.9
3) Crime176.0
4) Delinquency31.1
5) School drop outs10.4
6) Poor/inadequate education124.2
7) Downtown Muncie31.1
8) Transportation72.5
9) Divorce41.4
10) Spousal abuse10.4
11) Child abuse/neglect186.4
12) Elder abuse/neglect72.5
13) Lack of sex education20.7
14) Teen pregnancy/illegitimacy72.5
15) Racial discrimination51.8
16) Inadequate housing72.5
17) Lack of social service (youth)41.4
18) Lack of social service (elderly)62.1
19) Youth social development31.1
20) Welfare abuse/fraud41.4
21) Employment217.4
22) Rape10.4
23) Taxes72.5
24) Homeless51.8
25) Vandalism20.7
26) Pornography10.4
27) Poverty82.8
29) Politics31.1
30) Police20.7
31) General abuse/violence10.4
32) Ball State University/Muncie problems20.7
33) Lack or religion or morals10.4
34) Family problems/breakdown31.1
35) Environment/pollution20.7
36) Elderly financial/economic problems20.7
44) Educators get no respect10.4
45) General facilities/services10.4
46) Other186.4
47) Dont know7024.7
TOTAL283100.0


PROB2 from Middletown Area Study, 1989

First, what would you say are the three most pressing social problems facing Muncie and Delaware County at this time? -- Second problem (PROB2)
TOTAL%
1) Drugs5816.6
2) Alcohol related problems4212.0
3) Crime205.7
4) Delinquency20.6
5) School drop outs61.7
6) Poor/inadequate education154.3
7) Downtown Muncie20.6
8) Transportation30.9
9) Divorce10.3
10) Spousal abuse10.3
11) Child abuse/neglect102.9
12) Elder abuse/neglect154.3
13) Lack of sex education10.3
14) Teen pregnancy/illegitimacy30.9
15) Racial discrimination41.1
16) Inadequate housing72.0
17) Lack of social service (youth)82.3
18) Lack of social service (elderly)51.4
19) Youth social development20.6
20) Welfare abuse/fraud10.3
21) Employment277.7
22) Rape10.3
23) Taxes102.9
24) Homeless113.2
26) Pornography51.4
27) Poverty72.0
28) Greed10.3
29) Politics41.1
31) General abuse/violence10.3
33) Lack or religion or morals41.1
34) Family problems/breakdown10.3
35) Environment/pollution10.3
36) Elderly financial/economic problems10.3
39) Health care30.9
40) Zoning laws10.3
41) Adolescence20.6
42) Child support10.3
46) Other72.0
47) Dont know5515.8
TOTAL349100.0


PROB1 from Middletown Area Study, 1989

First, what would you say are the three most pressing social problems facing Muncie and Delaware County at this time? -- First problem (PROB1)
TOTAL%
1) Drugs17644.9
2) Alcohol related problems123.1
3) Crime225.6
4) Delinquency41.0
5) School drop outs10.3
6) Poor/inadequate education51.3
7) Downtown Muncie30.8
8) Transportation20.5
11) Child abuse/neglect30.8
12) Elder abuse/neglect30.8
14) Teen pregnancy/illegitimacy41.0
15) Racial discrimination41.0
16) Inadequate housing51.3
17) Lack of social service (youth)82.0
18) Lack of social service (elderly)20.5
19) Youth social development30.8
20) Welfare abuse/fraud20.5
21) Employment184.6
23) Taxes102.6
24) Homeless71.8
26) Pornography10.3
27) Poverty51.3
29) Politics71.8
30) Police10.3
32) Ball State University/Muncie problems10.3
33) Lack or religion or morals30.8
34) Family problems/breakdown20.5
35) Environment/pollution61.5
36) Elderly financial/economic problems10.3
39) Health care10.3
45) General facilities/services41.0
46) Other82.0
47) Dont know5814.8
TOTAL392100.0


PORNO from Middletown Area Study, 1995

Americans today need to take strong steps to eliminate pornography, even if it means censoring movies, television and magazines. Do you: (PORNO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with the statement21350.5
2) Agree12830.3
3) Are you neutral184.3
4) Disagree358.3
5) Strongly disagree174.0
6) Dont know112.6
TOTAL422100.0


PORNO from Middletown Area Study, 1993

Americans today need to take strong steps to eliminate pornography, even if it means censoring movies, television and magazines. Do you: (PORNO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10320.7
2) Agree18336.8
3) Are you neutral5210.5
4) Disagree11122.3
5) Strongly disagree408.0
6) Dont know81.6
TOTAL497100.0


PORNO from Middletown Area Study, 1992

Americans today need to take strong steps to eliminate pornography, even if it means censoring movies, television, and magazines. Do you: (PORNO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8316.6
2) Agree21442.7
3) Are you neutral204.0
4) Disagree14729.3
5) Strongly disagree295.8
6) Dont know81.6
TOTAL501100.0




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