Pornography Addiction Statistics

  • Approximately 40 million people in the United States are sexually involved with the internet
    Exposing Porn: Science, Religion, and the New Addiction
    , Paul Strand.  Christian Broadcasting Network, 2004.
  • 2.5 billion emails per day are pornographic
    Pornography Statistics 2003.  Family Safe Media.
  • 25 percent of all search engine requests are pornography-related
    Internet Pornography Statistics: 2003, David C. Bissette, Psy.D.
  • 72 million internet users visit pornography web sites per year
    Pornography Statistics 2003.  Internet Filter Review.
  • 94 percent of Americans believe a ban on internet pornography should be legal
    Statistics on Internet Pornography.
  • Sex is the number one topic searched on the Internet
    Overdosing on Porn, Rebecca Hagelin.
  • 34 percent of churchgoing women said they have intentionally visited porn websites online
    Internet porn a guy thing?  Not really, online rating service says, Mark O’Keefe.  The Charlotte Observer.
  •  82 percent of adult Americans surveyed in March 2004 said that the Federal laws against internet obscenity should be vigorously enforced.
    Americans STILL want federal obscenity laws enforced!  The Morality in Media Newsletter, June, 2004.
  • At least 20,000 American adults visit internet sex sites at least 11 hours per week
    Victims of Pornography Month Should Not Exist, Jan Larue.  Christian Counseling Today, 2003 Vol. 11 No. 3.
  • The most common ways people have accidentally reached pornographic content on the Web are pop-up windows (55%), misrepresented links (52%), misspelled URLs (48%) and auto links within emails (23%)
    Fifty Percent of Workers Spend Nine days a Year on Personal Surfing at Work.  Cerberian Inc. and SonicWALL, 20 July 2004.
  • While 77% of surveyed people said they thought their computers were well-protected, 4 out of 5 had spyware or adware programs running on their computers. Home PCs not so safe?  CNN Money, 25 October, 2004.
  • 15 percent of online porn habitués develop sexual behavior that disrupts their lives
    The Porn Factor, Pamela Paul.  19 January, 2004.
  • According to Datamonitor, over half of all spending on the internet is related to sexual activity. Each day 30 million people log on to pornographic websites. Internet pornography statistics. Internet Filter Review, 2003.
  • In 2004, there were 372 million pornographic web pages, 2.5 billion emails (8% of total emails), 100,000 websites offering illegal child pornography, and 72 million annual worldwide visitors to pornographic websites
    Internet Pornography Statistics.  Internet Filter Review, 2004.
  • 9.3 million women access adult websites each month
    Internet Pornography Statistics.  Internet Filter Review, 2004.
  • The internet accounted for $2.5 billion of the adult industry’s $14 billion in U.S. revenues in 2004.
    Dirty Downloads Ready to Go on iPods, Ron Harris, , 2005 Mac News World
  • 70% of 18-to-24-year-old men visit pornographic sites in a typical month. 66% of men in their 20s and 30s also report being regular users of pornography.
    First-person: the culture of pornography, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., Baptist Press, 28 December 2005.

Pornography in the Workplace

  • More than 75 percent of people at work have accidentally visited a pornographic website, and 15% have visited such sites more than 10 times
    Fifty Percent of Workers Spend Nine days a Year on Personal Surfing at Work.  Cerberian Inc. and SonicWALL, 20 July 2004.
  • 63 percent of employees are concerned about the ease of access to objectionable content at work
    Fifty Percent of Workers Spend Nine days a Year on Personal Surfing at Work.  Cerberian Inc. and SonicWALL, 20 July 2004.
  • Twenty percent of men and 13 percent of women admitted to accessing pornography at work
    Internet Pornography Statistics.  Internet Filter Review, 2004.

Pornography and Children

  • One in 17 children ages 10-17 were threatened or harassed over the internet in 2000
    Report Statistical Highlights.  National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Crimes Against Children, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2000.
  • 70 percent of sexual advances over the internet happened while youngsters were on a home computer
    One in Five Kids Has Been Propositioned for Cybersex.  Legal Facts.  Vol. 2, No. 3, 2000.
  • 21 percent of teens say they have looked at something on the internet that they wouldn’t want their parents to know
    A World of Their Own.  Newsweek, 8 May 2000.
  • A survey of 600 households conducted by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children found that 20 percent of parents do not know any of their children’s internet passwords, instant messaging nicknames, or email addresses
    Ads target online victimization of children.  USA Today, 20 May 2004.
  • Only 5 percent of parents recognized the acronym POS (parent over shoulder) and only 1 percent could identify WTGP (want to go private?), both of which are used frequently by teens when instant messaging
    Ads target online victimization of children.  USA Today, 20 May 2004.
  • Incidents of child sexual exploitation have risen from 4,573 in 1998 to 112,083 in 2004, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    Reports of child exploitation up.  USA Today Snapshots, 17 February, 2005.
  • 96 percent of kids have gone online; 74 percent having access at home and 61 percent use the internet on a typical day
    Kids stay connected, USA Today Snapshots.  5 January, 2004.
  • Twenty percent of youths received sexual solicitations. Eighty-nine percent of sexual solicitations of youths were made in chat rooms
    Internet Pornography Statistics.  Internet Filter Review, 2004.
  • The average age of first internet exposure to pornography is 11 years old
    Internet Pornography Statistics.  Internet Filter Review, 2004.
  • Child pornography generates $3 billion annually
    Internet Pornography Statistics.  Internet Filter Review, 2004.

Pornographic Cable Television and Videos

  • There are 800 million rentals each year of adult videos and DVDs
    Overdosing on Porn, Rebecca Hagelin.  March, 2004.
  • 11,000 adult movies are produced each year
    Overdosing on Porn, Rebecca Hagelin.   March, 2004.
  • Cable companies brought in revenue of $177 million from sexually explicit pay-per-view programming
    No Big Surge in Sex Programs is Expected From Cable Ruling, Jim Rutenberg.  The New York Times, 24 May, 2000.
  • Condom use in the adult-film industry rose from 17% to 23% after an outbreak of HIV in March 2004; the percentage has since declined again to 17.5%
    Sex-Film Industry Threatened With Condom Requirement, Nick Madigan.  The New York Times, 24 August, 2004.
  • Half of all hotel guests order pornographic movies. These films compromise 80 percent of in-room entertainment revenue and 70 percent of total in-room revenue.
    Sex-Film Industry Threatened With Condom Requirement, Nick Madigan.  The New York Times, 24 August, 2004.

Pornography

  • 23 percent of American adults believe “whether one likes it or not people should have full access to pornography under the Constitution’s First Amendment.”
    No Consensus Among American Public on the Effects of Pornography on Adults or Children or What Government Should Do About It, Harris Poll, 7 October 2005. www.harrisinteractive.com
  • 51 percent of US adults surveyed believe that pornography raises men’s expectation of how women should look and changes men’s expectations of how women should behave.
    No Consensus Among American Public on the Effects of Pornography on Adults or Children or What Government Should Do About It, Harris Poll, 7 October 2005. www.harrisinteractive.com
  • 40 percent of adults surveyed believe that pornography harms relationships between men and women.
    No Consensus Among American Public on the Effects of Pornography on Adults or Children or What Government Should Do About It, Harris Poll, 7 October 2005. www.harrisinteractive.com
  • Americans spend $10 billion per year on pornography
    Overdosing on Porn, Rebecca Hagelin.  www.worldandi.com, March, 2004.
  • “For the 20-year-old kid, porn stars have kind of replaced what models used to represent.”
    How One Man Unleashed the Porn Plague, Andy Butcher.  Charisma Magazine, November 2003.
  • The Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation, a health-care clinic for porn workers, carries out 600 AIDS and STD tests per month
    How One man Unleashed the porn Plague, Andy Butcher.  Charisma Magazine, November 2003.
  • 38 percent of adults believe it is ‘morally acceptable’ to look at pictures of nudity or explicit sexual behavior
    Morality Continues to Decay.  Barna Research Group, 3 November, 2003.
  • 59 percent of adults believe it is ‘morally acceptable’ to have sexual thoughts or fantasies
    Morality Continues to Decay.  Barna Research Group, 3 November, 2003.
  • 38 percent of adults believe there is nothing wrong with pornography use
    Morality Continues to Decay.  Barna Research Group, 3 November, 2003.
  • 42 percent of surveyed adults indicated that their partner’s use of pornography made them feel insecure
    Marriage Related Research, Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D.  Christian Counseling Today, 2004 Vol. 12 No. 1.
  • 41 percent of surveyed adults admitted they felt less attractive due to their partner’s pornography use
    Marriage Related Research, Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D.  Christian Counseling Today, 2004 Vol. 12 No. 1.
  • 30 percent of surveyed adults said their partner’s use of pornography made them feel more like a sexual object
    Marriage Related Research, Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D.  Christian Counseling Today, 2004 Vol. 12 No. 1.
  • “A wave of confessionals and self-help guides written by current or former stars of pornographic films is flooding bookstores this year, accompanied by erotic novels, racy sexual-instruction guides, histories of sexual particulars and photographic treatments of the world of pornography.”
    Sex, Sex, Sex: Up Front in Bookstores Near You, Edward Wyatt.  The New York Times, 24 August, 2004.
  • For every 10 men in church, 5 are struggling with pornography
    The Call to Biblical Manhood.  Man in the Mirror, 6 July, 2004.
  • The more pornography men watch, the more likely they are to describe women in sexualized terms and categorize women in traditional gender roles
    The Porn Factor, Pamela Paul.  www.time.com.  19 January, 2004.
  • Median age for the first use of pornography:  boys: 11-13     girls: 12-14
    Your Children & Pornography: A guide for Parents, Tom Buford.  Tommera Press, 2001.
  • 47.78 percent of families said pornography is a problem in their home
    Focus on the Family Poll, 1 October, 2003.
  • According to pastors, the 8 top sexual issues damaging to their congregation are: 57% pornography addiction, 34% sexually active never-married adults, 30% adultery of married adults, 28% sexually active teenagers, 16% sexual dissatisfaction, 14% unwed pregnancy, 13% sexually active previously married adults, and 9% sexual abuse.
    More Sex, Please.  Christianity Today International, Winter 2005.
  • According to 2004 IFR research, U.S. porn revenue exceeds the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC (6.2 billion). Porn revenue is larger than all combined revenues of all professional football, baseball and basketball franchises. The pornography industry, according to conservative estimates, brings in $57 billion per year, of which the United States is responsible for $12 billion.
    Internet Pornography and Loneliness: An Association? Vincent Cyrus Yoder, Thomas B. Virden III, and Kiran Amin.  Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, Volume 12.1, 2005.
  • Non-internet pornography can be purchased or used through the internet and is estimated to produce $20 billion in revenue world wide (IFR, 2004).
    Internet pornography statistics. Internet Filter Review, 2004.
  • One out of every six women grapples with addiction to pornography
    Internet Pornography and Loneliness: An Association? Vincent Cyrus Yoder, Thomas B. Virden III, and Kiran Amin.  Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, Volume 12.1, 2005.
  • Playboy’s third quarter profit rose to $3.2 million from $1.9 million in 2005.
    Porn may be on the way for iPods, Rebecca Barr, www.azcentral.com, 2005

The Numbers Behind Pornography
The Stats on Internet Pornography

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