Porn Statistics

In my forthcoming book, Captured By a Better Vision: Living Pom-Free purchase from Amazon UK purchase from Amazon US, I describe the spread of pomography as an epidemic. Here are some stats that back up this claim …

  • Every second, 28,258 Internet users are viewing pomography and $3,075.64 is being spent on pomography
  • The pomography industry is larger than the revenues of the top technology companies combined: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Netflix and EarthLink
  • There are 4.2 million pomographic websites, which is 12% of all the websites on the internet
  • Every day there are 68 million (25% of the total) search engine requests for pomographic terms
  • 42.7% of internet users view pom
  • The average age of first exposure to pomography is 11 years old and 80% of 15-17 year olds have had multiple hard-cor e exposure
  • The 35-49 age group is the largest consumer of internet pomography
  • 47% of Christians say that pomography is a major problem in the home
  • 17% of women struggle with pomography addiction and 70% of women keep their cyber activities secret
  • The USA produces 89% of all pomographic web pages (Germany are the next biggest producer, producing 4% of all pomographic web pages)

Captured by a Better Vision aims to offer hope for people struggling with pom and guidance for those trying to help them. It is published by IVP  in the UK on 19 March 2010. It will be published in the US by InterVaristy Press.

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6 thoughts on “Porn Statistics

  1. I’d love to get my hands on this book. Curious: would you be interested in writing a guest post for our blog? I’d love to be able to point people to your book. We have many regular readers who would love to get their hands on a fresh resource like this. Please email me and let me know!

  2. Where did you source your stats from? I’d be interested to see the original study information.

    Thanks

  3. Your forthcoming book sounds interesting, but hmmm I’m really not sure about those stats!

    I know, I know. They are the only numbers on porn use available on the web. But these stats are compiled from all kinds of random sources by a company that markets internet filtering software (they get a kickback from the developers). So they have a commercial agenda to put out inflated and scary numbers (think 17% of women). A bunch of inaccuracies don’t really matter to them.

    But to those of us that work with people struggling with porn, it does matter. Whether anyone will be able to accurately capture the size of this issue, I really do wonder.

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