28 February 2009

More broadband porn bought in red states than blue states


Here's a big surprise: Conservatives are leading the way in their own definition of immoral behavior.
In the Benjamin Edelman article, "Red Light States: Who Buys Online Adult Entertainment?" in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, it is found that the states that consume the most broadband porn are, in fact, red states.
On this map from the text, the darker the color, the more porn consumed. As you can see, Arkansas (whoop), Louisiana (whoop whoop), Oklahoma, Florida, and North Dakota (all states that [technically] voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004) bought more porn per 1000 broadband households than any other state except for Hawaii (exception to the norm; voted Kerry 54%), Mississippi (60% for Bush in 2004), Alaska (61% for Bush in 2004) and the #1 porn-consuming state, Utah (the most Conservative state in the union, voting for Bush at 72% in 2004).
Surprise!

How many of these sort of things do we have to see until radical Conservatives see that THEY are the downfall of society, not us.
I'll show the other two related articles I remember in the next post. Gimme a minute.

EDIT: I almost forgot about this part: the average porn consumption is 2.7 to 2.9 per 1000 broadband households. (The least state is 1.92, okay. Utah is at 5.47). BUT HERE'S THE KICKER: The porn correlation between those who responded "yes" to "I have old-fashioned values about family and marriage" is 3.6 AND "AIDS might be God's punishment for immoral sexual behavior" is 3.56, both MUCH over the average!

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