Prodigals

Statistics on Sexual Addiction

Statistics and other Reference Resources on the Impact of Pornography to Marriages, Families, and Society

Pornography's Impact on Marriage & The Family

Before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights Committee on Judiciary

United States Senate

Testimony of Jill C. Manning November 9, 2005: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Family/tst111405a.cfm

Complete Report reviewing all major research on pornography: s3.amazonaws.com/thf_media/2010/pdf/ManningTST.pdf


Impact on Society

  • Approximately 40 million people in the United States are sexually involved with the Internet 1
  • 25% of all search engine requests are pornography related 2
  • Sex is the number 1 topic searched on the Internet 3
  • 15% of online porn habitués develop sexual behavior that disrupts their lives 4
  • 38% of adults believe it is 'morally acceptable' to look at pictures of nudity or explicit sexual behavior 5


Impact on the Marriage

  • 47% of families said pornography is a problem in their home 6
  • 42% of surveyed adults indicated that their partner's use of pornography made them feel insecure 7
  • 41% of surveyed adults admitted they felt less attractive due to their partner's pornography use 7
  • 30% of surveyed adults said their partner's use of pornography made them feel more like a sexual object 7

 

Impact on the Job

  • 20% of men and 13% of women admitted to accessing pornography at work 8

 

Impact on the Church

  • 53% of "promise keeper" men admitted viewing pornography in past week 9 
  • According to pastors, the top sexual issues damaging to their congregation are 10:

1. 57% pornography addiction

2. 34% sexually active never-married adults

3. 30% adultery of married adults

4. 28% sexually active teenagers

5. 16% sexual dissatisfaction

 

Impact on the Church

  • 5 out of every 10 men in the church are struggling with some issue concerning pornography 11
  • 34% of churchgoing women said they have intentionally visited porn websites online 12
  • 54% of pastors admitted to viewing Internet porn in the last year and 30% admitted viewing within the past month 13
  • 50% of all Christian men are addicted to pornography 14
  • 20% of all Christian women are addicted to pornography 15
  • 60% of women admit to having significant struggles with lust 16


More Statistics

http://internet-filter-review.toptenreviews.com/internet-pornography-statistics.html

 


 

1. Exposing Porn: Science, Religion, and the New Addiction, Paul Strand. Christian Broadcasting Network, 2004
2. Internet Pornography Statistics: 2003, David C. Bissette, Psy.D. www.healthymind.com, 2004
3. Overdosing on Porn, Rebecca Hagelin. www.worldandi.com, March, 2004
4. The Porn Factor, Pamela Paul. www.time.com. 19 January, 2004
5. Morality Continues to Decay. Barna Research Group, 3 November, 2003
6. Focus on the Family Poll, 1 October, 2003
7. Marriage Related Research, Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D. Christian Counseling Today, 2004 Vol. 12 No. 1
8. Internet Pornography Statistics. Internet Filter Review, 2004
9. Internet Pornography Statistics. Internet Filter Review, 2005
10. More Sex, Please. Christianity Today International, Winter 2005
11. The Call to Biblical Manhood. Man in the Mirror, 6 July, 2004
12. Internet porn a guy thing? Mark O’Keefe. The Charlotte Observer
13. Purpose Driven Ministries www.pastors.com, March 2002
14. ChristiaNet Poll Finds That Evangelicals Are Addicted to Porn, 7 August, 2006
15. ChristiaNet Poll Finds That Evangelicals Are Addicted to Porn, 7 August, 2006
16. ChristiaNet Poll Finds That Evangelicals Are Addicted to Porn, 7 August, 2006