General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)

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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.
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 1055 32.4% 32.4% -.94
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 2074 63.7% 96% .29
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 98 3% 99% 1.51
Don't know 24 .7% 99.8% 7.62
No answer 7 .2% 100% 8.84

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. 15.8%
71
23.7%
208
31.5%
292
41.8%
281
63.2%
189
32.3%
1041
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 78.3%
351
72.4%
635
65.7%
610
54.1%
364
32.1%
96
63.8%
2056
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 4.9%
22
3.6%
32
1.7%
16
3.3%
22
2.0%
6
3.0%
98
Don't know 0.7%
3
0.2%
2
0.9%
8
0.6%
4
2.0%
6
0.7%
23
No answer 0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.3%
2
0.7%
2
0.2%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
448
100.0%
877
100.0%
928
100.0%
673
100.0%
299

3225


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Less than once a year Once a year Several times a year One to three times a month Nearly every week Once a week or more TOTAL
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 20.2%
212
21.1%
92
26.8%
83
25.2%
119
45.5%
60
56.9%
485
32.3%
1051
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 73.1%
766
75.6%
329
68.4%
212
73.4%
347
53.0%
70
40.7%
347
63.7%
2071
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 5.2%
55
2.3%
10
4.2%
13
1.3%
6
1.5%
2
1.4%
12
3.0%
98
Don't know 1.1%
12
0.7%
3
0.3%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.8%
7
0.7%
24
No answer 0.3%
3
0.2%
1
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.2%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
1048
100.0%
435
100.0%
310
100.0%
473
100.0%
132
100.0%
853

3251


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Extremely liberal or liberal Slightly liberal Moderate Slightly conservative Extremely conservative or conservative TOTAL
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 19.5%
100
23.8%
87
29.9%
357
35.2%
166
48.3%
290
31.8%
1000
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 73.1%
375
74.5%
272
66.7%
796
61.4%
290
48.8%
293
64.4%
2026
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 6.2%
32
1.4%
5
2.7%
32
3.0%
14
2.2%
13
3.1%
96
Don't know 1.0%
5
0.0%
0
0.5%
6
0.4%
2
0.7%
4
0.5%
17
No answer 0.2%
1
0.3%
1
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.2%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
513
100.0%
365
100.0%
1193
100.0%
472
100.0%
601

3144


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 33.3%
829
28.1%
136
32.0%
90
32.4%
1055
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 62.9%
1569
68.0%
329
62.6%
176
63.7%
2074
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 2.8%
70
3.1%
15
4.6%
13
3.0%
98
Don't know 0.8%
19
0.6%
3
0.7%
2
0.7%
24
No answer 0.2%
6
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
2493
100.0%
484
100.0%
281

3258


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 42.6%
674
30.3%
215
15.0%
9
13.8%
88
25.8%
66
32.4%
1052
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 55.4%
877
65.3%
463
73.3%
44
79.0%
505
70.3%
180
63.7%
2069
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 1.2%
19
3.4%
24
10.0%
6
6.4%
41
2.3%
6
3.0%
96
Don't know 0.6%
10
0.8%
6
1.7%
1
0.5%
3
1.2%
3
0.7%
23
No answer 0.2%
3
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.4%
1
0.2%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
1583
100.0%
709
100.0%
60
100.0%
639
100.0%
256

3247


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
These should be laws against the distribution of pornography, whatever the age. 22.0%
318
40.7%
737
32.4%
1055
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18. 72.7%
1051
56.4%
1023
63.7%
2074
There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. 4.4%
63
1.9%
35
3.0%
98
Don't know 0.6%
8
0.9%
16
0.7%
24
No answer 0.3%
5
0.1%
2
0.2%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
1445
100.0%
1813

3258

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