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Pornography ~ Statistics

Among Christians

  • “In a poll of 1,000 respondents, 50 percent of Christian men and 20 percent of Christian women were found to be addicted to pornography.” [CFL NOTE: Be careful interpreting the word “addicted.” In polls and stats, it can mean “totally given over to” or “viewed once in the last 6 months.” In other words, not all classified as “addicted” may be truly “addicted.”]
  • 51% of pastors say cyberporn is a possible temptation. 37% say it is a current struggle (Christianity Today, Leadership Survey, December 2001).
  • 4 in 10 pastors have visited a porn site (Christianity Today, Leadership Survey, December 2001).
  • 17.8% of all "born again" Christian adults (in America) have visited sexually-oriented Websites (Zogby survey conducted for Focus on the Family, 2000).
  • 34% of readers of Today's Christian Woman's online newsletter admitted to intentionally accessing Internet porn
  • A 2003 survey from Internet Filter Review reported that 47 percent of Christians admit pornography is a major problem in their homes.
  • An internet survey conducted by Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in 2002 found 30 percent of 6,000 pastors had viewed internet porn in the last 30 days.
  • A Christianity Today Leadership Survey in 2001 reported 37 percent of pastors have viewed internet porn.
  • Family Safe Media reports 53 percent of men belonging to the Christian organization Promise Keepers visit porn sites every week.
  • One in seven calls to Focus on the Family’s Pastoral Care Hotline is related to internet pornography.
  • Today’s Christian Woman in 2003 found that one in six women, including Christians, struggles with pornography addiction.
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In General 

  • Every second
    • $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography
    • 28,258 internet users are viewing pornography
    • 372 internet users are typing adult search terms into search engines
  • Every 39 minutes a new pornographic video is being created in the U.S.
  • The pornography industry has larger revenues than Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo, Apple and Netflix combined. 2006 Worldwide Pornography Revenues ballooned to $97.06 billion.  
  • $3,630,000,000 was spent by Americans in 2006 on pornographic video sales and rentals
  • $2,640,000,000 was spent by Americans in 2006 on internet pornography
  • 42,000,000 websites (12% of all websites) contain pornography
  • “The majority of Internet pornography users appear to do so on a more recreational basis with 43% spending less than one hour per week and 6-10% using more compulsively, spending six hours or more per week engaged in Internet pornography” (Cooper, Putnam, Plancho, & Boies, 1999; Cooper, Morahan-Martin, Mathy, & Maheu, 2002; Weisskirch & Murphy, 2004).
  • The following countries have banned pornography: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, Bahrain, Egypt, UAE, Kuwait, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Kenya, India, Cuba, China [Note that China, however, is still the largest consumer of porn - $27,400,000,000 spent in 2006]
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The follow stats were provided by Dr. John Splinter, (formerly Missouri Director of The National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families, now the founder of the Family Legacy Institute.)
  • Adolescents today receive approximately 14,000 sexualized messages each year
  • 26% of girls 11 – 19 in America have at least one STD; most don’t know they’re carriers
  • Today there are 25 – 30 different STDs, some of which are incurable, some fatal
  • Today’s kids believe that oral sex does not count as being sexually active
  • Half of all STD infections occur in people under 25 years of age
  • American kids today are the world’s most sexually active kids, topping French, Spanish & Italian kids in a) pregnancies; b) abortions; c) STDs; d) self-reporting of frequencies
  • 300,000 children ages 9 – 19 are held captive for use in sexual slavery in the U.S.A.
  • The porn industry now earns $14 billion per year (more than combined revenues of ABC, NBC, and CBS. Or, more than combined revenues of NFL, NBA, and MLB).
  • The porn industry now targets kids 7 – 11, to create lifetime addicted users
  • Porn has been found to be more addictive and harder to break than addiction to cocaine
  • The average child today first sees porn at age 11 (one study found it to be 8)
  • 10 years ago there were an estimated 17 million porn pages on the net; today, 420 million
  • 20% of them involve child porn
  • 80% of primetime TV now deals with overtly sexual themes
  • 78% of new cases of genital herpes are caused by a virus found chiefly in the mouths of 16-21 year olds
  • 25% of girls and 30% of boys have sex by age 15
  • 21% of 9th graders have slept with four or more partners
  • 50% of 17-year-olds have had sex
  • 80% of teens have sex by age 19
  • 55% of teens ages 13-19 have engaged in oral sex


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Our statistics have been gleaned from a variety of sources. CFL is not liable for the accuracy of this data, though every attempt has been made to provide credible statistics from credible sources. Links are provided below the statistics, to substantiate them, and for further research in each subject area. (They sometimes change. We apologize for any inconvenience.) If nothing else, these stats compel us to weep in confession and repentance before the God and Author of life. CFL was formed, in part, because of the horrible facts reflected in the these statistics concerning people needing rescue. If you are not yet involved as a gospel-driven champion of life, please contact us ( to start your journey to being involved.

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