Conservatives Purchase More Porn Than Liberals

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You may be surprised what lurks on the computers of those who preach for family values.

A recent study revealed that red states purchase more porn than blue states. This information was culled from a company that helps detect advertising fraud and finagled a list of country-wide credit card data and combed the statements for online porn subscriptions.

While the differences weren't astronomical, Utah (home of Salt Lake City Mormon settlement) enjoyed their staged O faces most with 5.47 adult content subscriptions per 1000 home broadband users. Red states like Montana and West Virginia also secured themselves a spot on the top ten as did true blue Hawaii and recently blue Florida. The ten lowest porn buying states were, not surprisingly, liberal.

As Benjamin Edelman at Harvard Business School said, "Some of the people who are most outraged turn out to be consumers of the very things they claimed to be outraged by." And the article even goes further by saying the states where a majority of residents agreed with the statement "I have old-fashioned values about family and marriage," bought 3.6 more subscriptions per thousand people than states where a majority disagreed. A similar difference emerged for the statement "AIDS might be God's punishment for immoral sexual behavior."

One could make a great deal of assumptions from this information. Do conservative and religious backgrounds inadvertently make pornography more attractive? Or is it more simple than that—perhaps jaded urban-dwelling liberals just get their porn for free more often? Or could it be a boredom thing? There has to be less to do in Montana then say, Boston or New York City, so downloading porn could just be a sort of naughty, prurient activity to help pass the time.

But c'mon, it's porn for God sakes. It's pretty safe to assume it's is a popular form of entertainment regardless of whether or not you believe in universal healthcare, gay marriage or increased government spending.

But for those of you reading, shaking your heads and tsk tsking those God-fearing types enjoying Jenna Jameson when they should be spooning their wives, take heed that church-goers bought .1% less online porn on Sundays.

See, not all sanctity is lost.