“What’s surprising isn’t just how people are talking about porn, but how they’re defining it.”
Owosso, MI (PRWEB) January 19, 2016
Just 16% of teens and young adults said they talk about porn being a bad thing when talking with their friends about it. That is just one compelling statistic uncovered in an exhaustive survey titled The Porn Phenomenon, revealed in New York City today. The survey, conducted by the Barna Group, also discovered 73% of Covenant Eyes users of the same ages say they talk about porn being wrong.
“What’s surprising isn’t just how people are talking about porn, but how they’re defining it,” said Ron DeHaas, founder and president of Covenant Eyes. The Barna report shows just 11% of adults believe chatting or texting about sexual acts with someone they don’t know is pornographic. That’s while 75% of adults using Covenant Eyes believe it is pornographic.
The report shows nearly half of all 13 to 24 year olds are indifferent toward porn, believing it is neither good nor bad. Roughly same number of that group (49%) says they view pornography at least once a month. Covenant Eyes users of the same ages say they view it about half as much (26%).
The survey reveals struggles in the Christian church. Eighty-eight percent of pastors say porn is a problem in their congregation; however, just just 7% of pastors say they currently run a program to help those struggling with pornography.
The full Barna report will be available at the Set Free Summit this April 4-7 in Greensboro, North Carolina. More information is available at SetFreeSummit.org. SFS is co-hosted by Covenant Eyes and Josh McDowell Ministry.