Measurement Wizard > Single-Item Measures > Moral/Social Attitudes >


64 Questions match selected parameters. Click here to reset the page and show all questions.

Subcategories    [ Details ]
Benefits (16)
Consequences (17)
Legality (24)
Morality (3)
Social Problem? (4)
Date Range:
    from to
Geographic Scope
Show all Scopes 
U.S. Samples53
Regional Samples2
Single Units (State, County, etc.)8
Others1
Survey Frame
Show all Frames 
U.S. Adults63
Other1
Sample Type
Show all Sample Types 
Random Samples62
Other1
Unknown Sample Types1
Survey Mode
Show all Modes 
Mailed Survey1
Phone Survey9
In-Person Survey51
Mixed-Mode Survey2
Other Mode1

   
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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Unknown
Mode:Other


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


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
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Other
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


 

Subcategories
BenefitsDoes pornography have positive effects such as providing sexual information or releasing bottled up impulses?
ConsequencesThis question type asks if pornography has particular negative effects on society, such as a breakdown in morals or increased likelihood of rape.
LegalityHow does the respondent feel about the legality of pornography?
MoralityRespondent's conception about the morality/immorality of pornography
Social Problem?How serious of a social problem is pornography?

[ Back to Top ]



Bookmark and Share