In this series, I am going through various sexual behaviors and examining rates of Christians' participation in them versus those of people of other religions and no religions. Today's topic is pornography.
Before getting to the data, let me point readers to xxxchurch.com. These guys do a *great* job in helping the Church deal with the issue of pornography. They also made an hilarious and interesting documentary about their getting going, called Missionary Positions. (Watch it here).
The General Social Survey asks respondents if they have watched X-rated movies in the previous year. Taking data from the last 20 years, here are rates by religion and attendance to religious services. I define active as attending on about a weekly basis.
37%, No religious affliation
33%, Non-active Black Protestants
33%, Non-Active Catholics
32%, Non-active other religions
28%, Non-active Evangelicals
25%, Total sample
24%, Non-active Mainline Protestants
20%, Active Black Protestants
15%, Active Catholics
14%, Active in other religions
10%, Active Mainline Protestants
9%, Active Evangelicals
Sample size = 17,711