Younger Generation More Likely to Find Porn Acceptable

Family News in Focus 18 Dec 07
Surprisingly, many of their parents agree with them. College students — male and female — tend to find pornography acceptable. That’s according to a study by Brigham Young University, to be published in the January issue of the Journal of Adolescent Research. The study, which included more than 800 students at six colleges, found 86 percent of men had viewed porn in the last year. Surprisingly, nearly half of the women said that was OK by them. Professor Jason Carroll, who authored the study, said the numbers speak volumes. “This might be an indication of the way porn is portrayed in the popular media,” he said, “the way that they see it in the sitcoms, the shows, the way it’s talked about, where it’s so normative and mainstream.” The study also found 37 percent of the fathers surveyed and 20 percent of the mothers agreed with their kids’ acceptance of porn.

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BYU study: College women more accepting of pornography than their fathers
http://news.byu.edu/archive07-Dec-porn.aspx
Study: Young adults now find porn more acceptable
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-12-12-porn-study_N.htm