Internet Porography Statistics
I nternet Pornography statistics become outdated very quickly, especially in the Internet environment where numbers change daily. These statistics have been derived from a number of different reputable sources including Google, WordTracker, PBS, MSNBC, NRC, and Alexa research.
Pornography Industry Statistics
Size of the Industry
$57.0 billion world-wide - $12.0 billion US
$ 7.5 billion
$ 5.0 billion
$ 4.5 billion
Cable & Pay Per View
$ 2.5 billion
$ 2.5 billion
$ 1.5 billion
$ 1.0 billion
$ 1.5 billion
Porn revenue is larger than all combined revenues of all professional football, baseball and basketball franchises.
US porn revenue exceeds the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC (6.2 billion)
Child pornography generates $3 billion annually
Children's Exposure to Pornography
Average age of first Internet exposure to pornography
11 years old
Largest consumer of Internet pornography
12-17 age group
15-17 year olds having multiple hard-core exposures
8-16 year olds having viewed porn online
90% (most while doing homework)
7-17 year olds who would freely give out home address
7-17 year olds who would freely give out email address
Children's characters linked to thousands of porn links
26 (including Pokeman and Action Man)
Adult Internet Porn Statistics
Men admitting to accessing pornography at work
US adults who regularly visit Internet pornography websites
Promise Keeper men who viewed pornography in last week
Christians who said pornography is a major problem in the home
Adults admitting to Internet sexual addiction
Breakdown of male/female visitors to pornography sites
72% male - 28% female
Women and Pornography
13% of Women admit to accessing pornography at work.
70% of women keep their cyber activities secret.
17% of all women struggle with pornography addiction.
Women, far more than men, are likely to act out their behaviors in real life, such as having multiple partners, casual sex, or affairs.
Women favor chat rooms 2X more than men.
1 of 3 visitors to all adult web sites are women.
9.4 million women access adult web sites each month.
Internet Porn Statistics
4.2 million (12% of total websites)
Daily pornographic search engine requests
68 million (25% of total search engine requests)
Daily pornographic emails
2.5 billion (8% of total emails)
Average daily pornographic emails/user
4.5 per Internet user
Monthly Pornographic downloads (Peer-to-peer)
1.5 billion (35% of all downloads)
Daily Gnutella “child pornography” requests
Websites offering illegal child pornography
Sexual solicitations of youth made in chat rooms
Youths who received sexual solicitation
Worldwide visitors to pornographic web sites
72 million annually