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Porn in the USA: Conservatives are biggest consumers
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 10:21:36 -0500

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From: Jim Warren <jwarren () well com>
Date: February 28, 2009 4:27:59 PM EST
To: Dave Farber <dave () farber net>
Subject: Porn in the USA: Conservatives are biggest consumers

From the New Scientist - http://bit.ly/ZkOq
27 February 2009 by Ewen Callaway

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.

A new nationwide study (pdf) of anonymised credit-card receipts from a major online adult entertainment provider finds little variation in consumption between states.

"When it comes to adult entertainment, it seems people are more the same than different," says Benjamin Edelman at Harvard Business School.

However, 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.

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