Red states for sex

March 5, 2009 at 1:00 am Leave a comment

Today’s post is courtesy of this article from ABC news (US). The title says it all Porn in the USA: Conservatives are Biggest Consumers.

Benjamin Edelman collated a report that found that “Those states that do consume the most porn tend to be more conservative and religious than states with lower levels of consumption,…” Based on a study of credit-card data for adult entertainment cross-referenced to a previous study on public attitudes towards religion in the USA, states with head-in-the-sand conservative views (read anti-queer and anti-feminist) had more porn subscribers than liberal states along the coasts.

Eight of the top 10 pornography consuming states gave their electoral votes to John McCain in last year’s presidential election – Florida and Hawaii were the exceptions. While six out of the lowest 10 favoured Barack Obama.

Residents of 27 states that passed laws banning gay marriages boasted 11% more porn subscribers than states that don’t explicitly restrict gay marriage.

“Some of the people who are most outraged turn out to be consumers of the very things they claimed to be outraged by,” Edelman says.

Do I really need to say it, people?

Added: 2006 vid from GoodMagazine. Check out the stats for internet porn then.

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