General Social Survey 2014 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset

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Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws?
  1) These 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.
  3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 827 32.3% 32.3% -1.35
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 1639 64% 96.3% .54
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 96 3.7% 100% 2.43

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75 or older TOTAL
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 19.7%
68
25.7%
182
30.8%
223
40.2%
217
59.5%
135
32.5%
825
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 74.8%
258
71.9%
508
66.0%
477
56.1%
303
33.5%
76
63.8%
1622
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 5.5%
19
2.4%
17
3.2%
23
3.7%
20
7.0%
16
3.7%
95
TOTAL 100.0%
345
100.0%
707
100.0%
723
100.0%
540
100.0%
227

2542


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Less than once a year Once a year Several times a year Once to three times a month Nearly every week Every week or more TOTAL
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 19.8%
173
16.3%
52
26.1%
67
37.8%
138
49.6%
61
54.0%
334
32.3%
825
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 74.7%
651
80.9%
258
70.8%
182
59.7%
218
46.3%
57
43.3%
268
64.0%
1634
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 5.5%
48
2.8%
9
3.1%
8
2.5%
9
4.1%
5
2.7%
17
3.8%
96
TOTAL 100.0%
872
100.0%
319
100.0%
257
100.0%
365
100.0%
123
100.0%
619

2555


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Extremely liberal or liberal Slightly liberal Moderate Slightly conservative Conservative or extremely conservative TOTAL
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 19.7%
79
22.2%
61
31.4%
312
34.4%
115
48.6%
232
32.2%
799
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 73.9%
297
74.5%
205
66.4%
659
61.7%
206
47.6%
227
64.2%
1594
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 6.5%
26
3.3%
9
2.2%
22
3.9%
13
3.8%
18
3.5%
88
TOTAL 100.0%
402
100.0%
275
100.0%
993
100.0%
334
100.0%
477

2481


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 32.9%
639
27.7%
103
34.6%
85
32.3%
827
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 63.6%
1236
66.9%
249
62.6%
154
64.0%
1639
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 3.5%
69
5.4%
20
2.8%
7
3.7%
96
TOTAL 100.0%
1944
100.0%
372
100.0%
246

2562


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 40.1%
467
35.5%
213
19.1%
9
13.9%
72
29.0%
64
32.4%
825
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 56.7%
661
61.5%
369
76.6%
36
80.1%
414
67.4%
149
63.9%
1629
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 3.2%
37
3.0%
18
4.3%
2
6.0%
31
3.6%
8
3.8%
96
TOTAL 100.0%
1165
100.0%
600
100.0%
47
100.0%
517
100.0%
221

2550


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 21.7%
249
40.9%
578
32.3%
827
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 73.9%
850
55.9%
789
64.0%
1639
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 4.4%
51
3.2%
45
3.7%
96
TOTAL 100.0%
1150
100.0%
1412

2562

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