Which U.S. State Consumes the Most Porn?

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Which U.S. State Consumes the Most Porn?

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It may or may not surprise you to find out that the US’s ‘Bible belt’ states have a higher porn consumption on average.

According to two years of Google Trends data examined by Brock University researchers, states that tended to be more religious were also searching for the word “sex” on the web more than other states.

In fact, the more religious, conservative states used more “generalized sex terms” in their Google searches when pursuing their secret desires.

The correlation between a higher number of searches for sexually explicit material and religious and political conservatism was independently made by controlling for other variables.

But which state uses the most porn?

Utah is the number #1 user of porn

Utah was the first state to declare pornography as a public health crisis.

Meanwhile, a 2009 report indicated that Utah was the top state for online porn subscriptions.

Utah is famous for its religious zeal – and now… its porn use.

Utah ranks ‘No. 1’ in subscriptions according to Benjamin Edelman—a Harvard economics professor—who reported his findings in the article Red Light States: Who Buys Online Adult Entertainment?

“[There were] only two states with subscription rates higher than 3.6 per thousand home broadband users: Utah and Mississippi. Utah topped the list, with 5.47 users per 1,000.”

In his study, Edelman also found a correlation of Christian faith and use of pornography. “Subscriptions are slightly more prevalent in states that have enacted conservative legislation on sexuality,” he said, exemplified in states that adopted laws to defend marriage and where the statement I never doubt the existence of God” were prevalent.

We obviously have a clear and demoralizing contrast; where there is religion, there is an allure to pornography.

How can this be?

Rules vs. Relationships

Dr. Ted Roberts is a former Marine Fighter Pilot and pastor who has helped counsel thousands of men to freedom from pornography and sexual addiction. He addresses this issue in the Conquer Series, a cinematic DVD study which helps men break free from porn.

Citing a study by Patrick Carnes, Roberts tells us 70% of sex addicts came from rigid, disengaged homes. He asks:

“What’s the definition of a rigid, disengaged home? That’s a fundamental evangelical home, which has a lot of rules and not a focus on relationships.”

Roberts feels that the emphasis on rules is built on fear.

“They are afraid the kids won’t follow the faith,” he says. “So they have rules for grade school, rules for middle school, rules for high school. Then [the kids] go to college and fall off a cliff.”

The reason kids stray from the path laid out by their parents, Roberts says, is that they never really had the faith in the first place.

“They never inculcated the faith deep down in their soul,” Roberts explains. “They don’t have a real, in-depth relationship with Christ emotionally.”

They were too busy trying to follow the rules!

Eradicating porn from our lives

If the Christian church in America became its own state, it would be the highest user of pornography with over 68% of churchgoing men viewing porn on a regular basis. Thankfully the Conquer Series—a cinematic film—is helping men all around the world to Conquer porn and find freedom.

The Conquer Series identifies the fact that pornography is a brain problem where the user is unable to engage their moral guidance system because their desires override it—essentially addiction.

The Conquer Series has become a solid foundation for the movement of men who are conquering porn. It presents a legitimate, grace-filled battle plan to conquer porn and walk in freedom.

Churches and individuals in over 65 countries are using the 5-week course with the Conquer Series 6-disc DVD set, which also includes a leader’s DVD.

Order the Conquer Series for personal use, or for your men’s small group and help them find true everlasting freedom!

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