Latest Porn Stats reveal Church’s dirty little secret
The latest statistics on pornography and the church were released by the Barna Group at the Set Free Summit in Greensboro, NC last month. The existing statistics were daunting enough, stating that 68% of church going men viewed Porn on a regular basis.
The latest stats, available in a report called The Porn Phenomenon, reveal that the porn epidemic is escalating.
Earlier in the year, Josh McDowell who commissioned the research revealed that “Of young adults 18-24 years old, 76 percent actively – and these are Christians – actively seek out porn.”
Additionally, when asked about a friend’s porn use, 49% of young adults say that all or most of their friends view porn regularly.
As you would probably assume the Internet has taken over from the pornographic magazines, DVDs and VCRs, with most people accessing porn through online video.
Pornography isn’t just created by the porn industry anymore, with 62% of teens saying they have received nude images, while 40% have sent a nude image, usually to a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Porn is now not just a male issue, with 33% of females aged 13-24 using porn regularly.
The church is currently ill equipped to deal with this epidemic. Only 9% of church goers and 7% of Pastors say that they have a program at their church to help those struggling with pornography.
The good news is that there is a Cinematic DVD series where over 350,000 men are learning to conquer Porn and walk in freedom. The Conquer Series has become “ground zero” for the movement to help men overcome pornography.
If you’re at one of the 91% of churches that does not have a program for men, find out more about the Conquer Series today.