Fact-Areenies About Church

According to Religioustolerance.org:
+ 43% of Americans are regular churchgoers, and 69% of those belong to Assembly of God (evangelical, fundamentalist) churches
+ 37% of those say they have a "religious" point of view
+ "Only between 10 and 12% of those identifying with the Congregational, Episcopalian, Methodist, Presbyterian, and United Church denominations are between the ages of 18 and 29."
+ 59% of Assemblies of God followers prefer the Republican party

According to Mentalhelp.net:
+ "Several studies provide no evidence that religious people are more caring, loving, generous, or helpful than non-religious people (Kohn, 1989). (Kohn cites evidence that religious folks are, on average, more intolerant of minorities.)"

Fact-Areenies About Masturbation

According to Kinsey.org, citing Sex in America: A Definitive Survey by Laumann, Gagnon, Michael, Michaels, 1994:
+ About 60% of men and 40% of women reported masturbating in the past year
+ Nearly 85% of men and 45% of women who were living with a sexual partner reported masturbating in the past year
+ 35% of American men aged 18-39 do not masturbate while 37% masturbate sometimes, and 28% one or more times per week

According to Kinsey.org, citing The Janus Report on Sexual Behaviour by Janus and Janus, 1993:
53% of men and 25% of women masturbated for the first time by ages 11 to 13
5% of men and 11% of women have never masturbated

According to a survey of women conducted by Clitical.com:
+ 45% of those women who masturbate do it "a few times a week"

Fact-Areenies About Porn

According to surveys by Nielsen Netratings:
+ 34 million Americans visited porn sites in August 2003
+ It is estimated that 9.4 million American women accessed porn in September 2003.
+ The average porn user looks at 121 pages, goes back six times and spends an hour and seven minutes every month looking at adult material.

According to Today's Christian Woman magazine
+ 34% of Christian women said they had accessed porn

Fact-Areenies About Porn "Addiction"

According to a survey of over 9000 people by Cooper, Scherer, Boies, Gordon, 1999:
+ Only 8% of men and women using the Internet for sexual reasons reported significant problems typically associated with compulsive disorders.
+"Despite previous research and speculation, our data clearly found that going on-line for sexual pursuits did not lead to heavy use for the vast majority of people."
+ Most respondents (68.2%) said that their on-line behavior does not interfere with, nor does it jeopardize (78.8%), any areas of their lives.
+ "The number of individuals for whom Internet sex can be problematic appears consistent with estimates made of this problem in the population at large. E. Coleman (personal communication, May 1998) estimated that 5% of the general population deals with issues of sexual compulsivity. The slightly higher percentage (8.5%) found in our study can be explained by the sample being entirely made up of individuals who go on-line for sexual pursuits."


Religious Tolerance, citing the survey by Barna, 2001
Clitical.com survey of masturbation
The Kinsey Institute, citing various sources
Mentalhelp.net, citing Kohn
The article "Sexuality on the Internet: From Sexual Exploration to Pathological Expression"
The figure from Today's Christian Woman has been quoted from various news articles.

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