Pornography 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, and NBC (6.2 billion)

  • Child pornography generates $3 billion annually

Internet Porn Statistics

  • Pornographic websites 4.2 million (12% of total websites)

  • Pornographic pages 372 million

  • Daily pornographic search engine requests 68 million (25% of total search engine requests)

  • Daily pornographic emails 2.5 billion (8% of total emails)

  • Average 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

  • Websites 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 hard-core 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 address 14%

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

Adult Internet Porn Statistics

  • Men admitting to accessing pornography at work 20%

  • US adults who regularly visit Internet pornography websites 40 million

  • Promise Keeper men who viewed pornography in last week 53%

  • Christians who said pornography is a major problem in the home 47%

  • Adults admitting to Internet sexual addiction 10%

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

Women and Pornography

  • 13% of Women admit to accessing pornography 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 more than men.

  • 1 of 3 visitors to all adult web sites are women.

  • 9.4 million women access adult web sites each month.

 

These statistics have been derived from a number of reputable sources including

Alexa research, NRC,PBS, WordTracker, Google, and MSNBC.

Obtained from http://www.familysafemedia.com/pornography_statistics.html