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Porn in the U.S.A. or how the Republican base gets off…

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Americans may paint themselves in increasingly bright shades of red and blue, but new research finds one thing that varies little across the nation: the liking for online pornography.

There are some trends to be seen in the data. Those states that do consume the most porn tend to be more conservative and religious than states with lower levels of consumption, the study finds.

“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…

After controlling for differences in broadband internet access between states – online porn tends to be a bandwidth hog – and adjusting for population, he found a relatively small difference between states with the most adult purchases and those with the fewest…

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.

Church-goers bought less online porn on Sundays – a 1% increase in a postal code’s religious attendance was associated with a 0.1% drop in subscriptions that day. However, expenditures on other days of the week brought them in line with the rest of the country, Edelman finds.

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

All of which reinforces something the rest of us have always known. Hypocrisy was perfected by conservatives and christians.

Thanks, Justin

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Written by Ed Campbell

February 28, 2009 at 2:00 pm

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  1. That doesn’t take into account the large number of independents who saw no real choice and chose the lesser of the Republican or Democratic evil.

    rjjrdq

    February 28, 2009 at 3:41 pm

  2. Golly gee. Conservatives are upset and denying their own hypocrisy over porn. What a surprise.

    Chuckle.

    moss

    March 2, 2009 at 11:57 am

  3. Neocons will get even more upset, now. The tale has hit national newspapers, today, which means it will be on the crawl on the networks tomorrow morning.

    Har!

    http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2009/03/study-red-state.html

    god

    March 2, 2009 at 6:33 pm


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