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Australian Women and Porn Joan Sauers's Online Sex Survey, Late 2007

One out of four women surveyed look at porn regularly (at least once a month). One out of five women have starred in their own sex tape.

Porn at Work, InformationWeek, 4/18/07

According to a study by PixAlert, 25% of corporate computers have porn on them. 46.8% of the images showed full nudity or sexual activity, 0.3% of the images were illegal, 35% were downloaded from websites, 45.2% of the images came from e-mails, 35.5% were sent internally.

TopTenREVIEWS Stats on Porn Industry, Business Wire, 3/12/07

Worldwide revenues for the pornography industry in 2006 were at least $97 billion, with revenues in the United States fourth highest among all countries at $13.3 billion. Pornography revenues in China were the highest at $27.4 billion with South Korea at $25.7 billion and Japan at $20 billion.

Every second 28,258 Internet users view pornography.

The United States has produced more than 244 million pornographic Web pages, Germany produced 10 million porn pages, the United Kingdom 8.5 million and Australia 5.6 million.

35 percent of viewers of internet porn earn $75,000 per year or more, 26 percent earn $50,000 to $75,000 per year, 33 percent earn $15,000 to $50,000 and 6 percent earn less than $15,000.

Nielsen NetRatings for Britain as reported in the Independent, 5/28/06

Almost 40 per cent of  Britain's male population used pornographic websites in 2005. 

One in four men aged 25 to 49 have visited an adult website in the past month.

Women are among the fastest-growing users of pornography on the internet, with a 30 per cent rise from just over one million to 1.4 million in the past 12 months.

The UK porn industry is estimated to be worth about £1bn, compared with £20bn worldwide. 

Websense’s 2006 Web@Work Survey, 5/17/06

61 percent of employees surf non work-related websites during the work day.

The top three non-work-related sites accessed are map sites such as Mapquest (83 percent), news sites (80 percent), and weather sites (76 percent).

12 percent of employees have either by accident or on purpose, visited a pornography website while at work (versus 17 percent last year). 95 percent said their visit to the site was accidental.

46 percent of employees believe they are at risk of losing their job if they visit adult content at work.

From the Global National, 5/13/06 - From article about porn at work.

One in three computers contains some sort of pornography.

30 per cent of people with porn on their computers are women.

70 per cent of the porn that is downloaded in North America is downloaded between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

U.S. study estimates surfing at work costs their economy $250 billion dollars a year.

From the The Repository, 4/1/06

With worldwide annual sales of $57 billion, pornography generates more revenue than the combined revenues of all professional football, baseball and basketball franchises.

U.S. pornography revenue ($12 billion) exceeds combined revenues of ABC, CBS and NBC ($6.2 billion).

4.2 million Internet Web sites, 12 percent of all sites, are devoted to pornography; Internet revenues are $2.5 billion a year.

40 million Americans regularly access Internet pornography sites; one-third of site visitors are women.

9.4 million women access pornography sites each month.

20 percent of men and 13 percent of women have accessed Internet pornography while at work. [According to a survey by Vault.com, 90% of the employees surveyed admitted to surfing or browsing recreational sites during office hours.]

47 percent of Christians view pornography.

37 percent of pastors have viewed pornography.

Sources: Family Safe Media, Brigham Young University Women’s Services and Resources, Internet Filter Review, Christianity Today, World Magazine.

From the The Financial Times, 3/31/06

According to the internet filter company N2H2, its database of pages identified as pornography grew from 14 million in 1998 to 260 million in 2003, a 1,800 per cent increase. 

In January this year, The Washington Post reported that the online porn business was worth $2.5bn a year, compared with just $1.1bn for music downloads.

In 2001, the internet tracking company Netvalue reported that more than a quarter of Britons who had access to the net from home had looked at adult websites over the course of a month.

The Office for National Statistics recorded that just 9 per cent of UK households were online in 1998; by 2004 that figure had risen to 52 per cent. Google claimed that the average Briton now spends more time trawling the web (164 minutes a day) than watching television (148 minutes).

In 2004, the American internet tracking service ComScore revealed that more than 70 per cent of men aged 18-34 visit a pornographic site in a typical month. 

ComScore - Two in five Internet users visited an adult site in August, 2005; 3% of all Web traffic and 2% of all surfing time involved an adult site.

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