Christians and Pornography (Statistics)

Posted on July 30, 2012, in Religion, Statistics

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70% of Christian men admit to struggling with pornography in their daily lives. (14)
50% of Christian men and 20% of Christian women admitted to an addiction to pornography. (15)
55% of pastors admitted to visiting a pornographic site. (16)
53% of Promise Keepers’ men surveyed admitted to using pornography in the last week. (17)
57% of pastors say that addiction to pornography is the most sexually damaging issue to their congregation. (18)

In December of 2000, the National Coalition to Protect Children and Families surveyed five Christian campuses to see how the next generation of believers was doing with sexual purity:
48% of males admitted to current pornography use; 68% of males said that they intentionally viewed a sexually explicit site at the school. (19)
73% of movie searches in colleges nationwide were for pornography-related content. (20)
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. (21)
88% of the pornographic videos analyzed show physical aggression against women. (22)

  • (13) Christians and Pornography. Focus on the Family Poll, October 1, 2003.
  • (14) http://edition.cnn.com/2007/US/04/04/porn.addiction/index.html
  • (15) From the results of a ChristiaNet poll reported by Marketwire.com.
  • (16) http://www.puredesire.org/media/willow_v13_i3_p20-23.pdf
  • (17) A 1996 Promise Keepers’ survey at one of their stadium events revealed that over 50% of the men in attendance were involved with pornography within one week of attending the event.
  • (18) Christians and Sex Leadership Journal Survey, March 2005 vii.
  • (19) National Coalition to Protect Children and Families survey in December of 2000.
    • (20) A study of university networks by Palisades Systems April 1, 2003 – Des Moines Register
    • (21) First-person: the culture of pornography, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., Baptist Press, 28 December 2005.
    • (22) “The Social Costs of Pornography.” Stoner and Hughes.

 

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