We had to do alot of research to come up with these Statistics. Do go through them carefully, they are quite revealing.
Pornography and Profits:
- In 1997, US News & World Report stated that adult entertainment was estimated to be an $8 billion industry. Adult Video News (AVN) estimated that the true figure, even then, was $2 to $3 billion higher than that estimate.
- In 2005, the adult industry—including video sales and rentals, Internet sales, cable, pay-per-view, phone sex, exotic dance clubs, magazines, and novelty stores—made $12.62 billion.
- In 2006, the adult industry was $13.3 billion;5 the president of the Adult Video Network, Paul Fishbein, quoted a similar figure in 2006: just under $13 billion.
If this statistic is accurate, then the adult industry brings in more than the NFL, NBA, and Major League Baseball combined.
Adult Movies Released:
- From 1991 to 1997, the number of new hard-core titles released each year increased by 500%.
- In 2005, Kagan Research stated that satellite and cable operators earn just under $800 million a year from adult movie subscriptions and pay-per-view orders, which is roughly 40% of pay-TV on-demand revenue.12.
- In 2006, 7,000 new adult movies were released on DVD.
Internet Porn Revenues:
- “The adult Internet is the fastest expanding segment of the U.S. adult entertainment market.” (Adult Entertainment in America, State of the Industry Report, 2006).
- Internet porn is a $3-billion-a-year American industry.
- In 2002, the Frontline documentary “American Porn” interviewed both Larry Flynt, founder of Hustler Magazine, and Danni Ashe, a former stripper and owner of a multi-million dollar porn franchise and then holder of the Guinness World Record for most downloaded woman on the Web; both Flynt and Ashe credit the 1990s explosion of adult material to the ease of viewing and ordering porn from the Internet.
- In 2001, the Online Computer Library Center’s annual review found 74,000 adult websites accounting for 2% of sites on the net, and together they brought in profits of more than $1 billion; many were small scale, with half making $20,000 a year.
- In 2006, revenue from online subscriptions and sales was $2.8 billion, up from $2.5 billion in 2005, according to estimates from Adult Video Network.
Amount of Pornography on the Web:
There are millions of websites, each of which can host dozens or hundreds of Web pages.
“It seems so obvious: If we invent a machine, the first thing we are going to do—after making a profit—is use it to watch porn. When the projector was invented roughly a century ago, the first movies were not of damsels in distress tied to train tracks or Charlie Chaplin-style slapsticks; they were stilted porn shorts called stag films. VHS became the dominant standard for VCRs largely because Sony wouldn’t allow pornographers to use Betamax; the movie industry followed porn’s lead. DVDs, the Internet, cell phones. you name it, pornography planted its big flag there first, or at least shortly thereafter” (Damon Brown, author of Porn and Pong).
- According to the trade association of the adult entertainment industry, in 2000, 1% of American websites were adult in nature but accounted for almost 40% of all Internet traffic.
- In 2000, 60% of websites visited on the Internet were sexual in nature.
- In 2001, there were 70,000 to 74,000 adult pay websites (each site with many pages).
The Nation Research Council reported in 2002:
- 74% of commercial pornography sites displayed free teaser porn images on the homepage, often porn banner ads.
- 66% did not include a warning of adult content.
- 25% prevented users from exiting the site (this is called mousetrapping)
- Only 3% required adult verification.
- The two largest individual buyers of bandwidth were U.S. firms in the adult online industry.
- In 2002, there were 100,000 adult websites in the U.S. and globally there were about 400,000 for-profit adult sites (each with many pages).
- In September 2003, the N2H2 database contained 260 million adult Web pages. This represented an almost 20-fold increase since 1998.
- In December 2003, the Florida Family Association provided an exhaustive report to the United States Department of Justice. Their special software program, PornCrawler, identified 297 million porn links (separate porn images) on the Internet. It also identified twenty U.S. companies responsible for 70% of these images.
- In 2004 there were 420 million Web pages of porn from nearly 1.6 million websites, 17 times greater than it was in 2000. It is believed that the majority of these websites are owned by less than 50 companies.
Internet Porn Viewers:
“Porn doesn’t have a demographic—it goes across all demographics.” (Paul Fishbein, founder of Adult Video News, an American trade journal).
According to a 2009 survey commissioned by Morality in Media, Inc. (An American interfaith organization) conducted by Harris Interactive:
76% of U.S. adults disagree that viewing hardcore adult pornography on the Internet is morally acceptable;” 74% disagree that “viewing hardcore adult pornography on the Internet provides, generally, harmless entertainment;” 67% disagree with the following two statements:
(1) viewing hardcore pornography on the Internet is morally acceptable; and
(2) such viewing provides, generally, harmless entertainment. Only 10% agree with both statements.
In 2008, according to research done by Kirk Doran, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Notre Dame.
14% of the online population of America visit adult sites and spend an average of 6.5 minutes per visit.
80% to 90% of these people only access free pornographic material.
The remaining 3 million Americans who pay for Internet pornography pay an average of $61 per month; this generates $2.5 billion in annual revenues for the Internet porn industry.
The number one search term used on search engine sites is “sex.” Users searched for “sex” more than other terms, such as “games, travel, music, jokes, cars, weather, health,” and “jobs” combined. “Pornography/porno/porn” was the fourth-most searched for subject. Also falling within the top 20 search terms were “nude” (including “nudes”), “xxx, playboy,” and “erotic stories” (including “erotica”).
According to a survey published in the Journal of the American Psychological Association, 86% of men are likely to click on Internet sex sites if given the opportunity.
In 2000, as many as 25 million Americans spent 1 to 10 hours per week viewing Internet pornography, and as many as 4.7 million spent over 11 hours per week viewing Internet pornography.
A 2001 Forrester Research report claimed the average age of a male visitor to an adult web page is 41 and has an annual income of $60,000. According to the same report, 19% of North American users were regular visitors to adult content sites. Of that 19%, approximately 25% were women, 46% were married, and 33% had children.
In August 2003, an estimated 34 million people visited adult entertainment sites—about 25% of Internet users in the U.S. In September 2003, more than 32 million unique individuals visited a porn site. Nearly 22.8 million of them were male (71%), while 9.4 million adult site visitors were female (29%).
According to comScore Media Metrix:
71.9 million visits were made to adult sites in August 2005, reaching 42.7 percent of the Internet audience.
63.4 million unique visits were made to adult websites in December of 2005, reaching 37.2% of the Internet audience.
(To be continued…)
We have taken out time to dig out these statistics to enlighten you on how much the porn industry has invaded hudreds of millions of homes all around the world.
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(Source of Statistics covenanteyes.com)