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Pornography, Morality of

How wrong is the viewing or use of pornography?


Below are 64 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • Q37B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q37 How do you feel about the following... b. The viewing of pornography (Q37B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNLAW from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? (PORNLAW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNLAW from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? (PORNLAW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • REVEAL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q12c. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Wearing revealing clothing (REVEAL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? (PORNLAW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNLAWS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • Do you think that the laws against pornography in this country are too strict, not strict enough, or just about right? (87) (PORNLAWS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNINF from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? (PORNLAW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? (PORNLAW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MA_10 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • How legally restricted do you think pornography should be in our society? (MA_10) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MA_5 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Viewing pornography. (MA_5) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNINF from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNMORL from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNOUT from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNRAPE from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CPORNO from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNINF from General Social Survey, 1976LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 1976LEARN MORE
    • Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? (PORNLAW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNINF from General Social Survey, 1980LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 1980LEARN MORE
    • Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? (PORNLAW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNINF from General Social Survey, 1978LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 1978LEARN MORE
    • Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? (PORNLAW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORN from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Which of the following statements best fits your feelings about laws regarding pornography (sexually explicit literature and films)? (PORN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNINF from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNLAW from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNMORL from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNOUT from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNRAPE from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LAWPORN from Middletown Area Study (Autumn), 1981LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNLAWS from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986LEARN MORE
    • Please choose the response that best fits your belief regarding pornography laws. There should be: (PORNLAWS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNO from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROB1 from Middletown Area Study, 1989LEARN MORE
    • First, what would you say are the three most pressing social problems facing Muncie and Delaware County at this time? -- First problem (PROB1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROB2 from Middletown Area Study, 1989LEARN MORE
    • First, what would you say are the three most pressing social problems facing Muncie and Delaware County at this time? -- Second problem (PROB2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROB3 from Middletown Area Study, 1989LEARN MORE
    • First, what would you say are the three most pressing social problems facing Muncie and Delaware County at this time? -- Third problem (PROB3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNO from Middletown Area Study, 1992LEARN MORE
    • Americans today need to take strong steps to eliminate pornography, even if it means censoring movies, television, and magazines. Do you: (PORNO) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNO from Middletown Area Study, 1993LEARN MORE
    • Americans today need to take strong steps to eliminate pornography, even if it means censoring movies, television and magazines. Do you: (PORNO) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PORNO from Middletown Area Study, 1995LEARN MORE
    • Americans today need to take strong steps to eliminate pornography, even if it means censoring movies, television and magazines. Do you: (PORNO) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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