Thursday, 21 February 2008

You Are Not Alone

I suppose we like to think that as Christians we don't struggle with things like porn... unforgivness... hatred... racism... etc. But the truth is we do!

Porn is a major problem today... and if you don't believe me... then just check out the stats below that I got from XXXCHURCH:


Get The Facts

One of the problems with porn is it makes you feel that you are all alone. The reality is that you are not. Check out the stats below and see how many people are involved in the world of porn.

Pornography Industry Statistics

Size of the Industry $57.0 billion world-wide - $12.0 billion US

Adult Videos $20.0 billion

Escort Services $11.0 billion

Magazines $7.5 billion

Sex Clubs $5.0 billion

Phone Sex $4.5 billion

Cable & Pay Per View $2.5 billion

Internet $2.5 billion

CD-ROM $1.5 billion

Novelties $1.0 billion

Other $1.5 billion


Porn revenue is larger than all combined revenues of all professional football, baseball, and basketball franchises.

US porn revenue exceeds the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, & NBC (6.2 billion).

Child pornography generates $3 billion annually.

Internet Porn Statistics

Pornographic Website's 4.2 million (12% of total website's)

Pornographic Pages 372 million

Daily Pornographic Search Engine Requests 68 million (25% of total search engine requests)

Daily Pornographics Emails 2.5 billion (8% of total emails)

Avg. Daily Pornographic Emails/User 4.5 per internet user

Monthly Pornographic downloads (Peer-to-peer) 1.5 billion (35% of all downloads)

Daily Gnutella "child pornography" requests 116 thousand

Website's offering illegal child pornography 100 thousand

Sexual solicitations of youth made in chat rooms 89%

Youths who received sexual solicitation 20%

Worldwide visitors to pornographic web sites 72 million annually



Children's Exposure to Pornography

Average age of first Internet exposure to pornography 11 years old

Largest Consumer of Internet Pornography 12-17 age group

15-17 year olds having multiple hardcore exposures 80%

8-16 year olds having viewed porn online 90% (most while doing homework)

7-17 year olds who would freely give out home address 29%

7-17 year olds who would freely give out email addresses 14%

Children's characters linked to thousands of porn links 26 (including Pokeman and Action Man)



Adult Internet Porn Statistics

Men admitting to accessing porn at work 20%

US adults who regularly visit internet porn sites 40 million

Promise Keepers men who viewed porn in the last week 53%

Christians who say porn is a major problem in the home 47%

Adults admitting to internet sexual addiction 10%

Breakdown of male/female visitors to porn sites 72% male - 28% female



Women & Pornography

13% of Women admit to accessing porn at work.

70% of women keep their cyber activities secret.

17% of all women struggle with pornography addiction.

Women, far more than men, are likely to act out their behaviors in real life, such as having multiple partners, casual sex, or affairs.

Women favor chat rooms 2X's more than men.

1 out of 3 visitors to adult website's are women.

9.4 million women access adult website's each month.


1 comment:

Luke Gilkerson said...

Thanks for the stats!

I've found some more stats at http://www.familysafemedia.com/pornography_statistics.html

and I've listed some more on my company's blog: http://blogs.covenanteyes.com/2008/01/24/why-accountability-part-1/

For those who are interested in accountability for their Internet usage, I highly recommend Covenant Eyes monitoring software. It's helped tens of thousands of people. Plus, if you want to try it out first, I invite you to go to www.covenanteyes.com and enter promocode 'onefree' to receive a free 30 day trial of the program. That promo code is open to anyone who wants it!

May the Lord bless you and keep you with your ministry to Elevate and Cutting Edge!

Luke Gilkerson
Internet Community Manager
Covenant Eyes