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Top US States For Online Pornography

Top States For Online Porn
Published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, a report released earlier this year entitled "Red Light States: Who Buys Adult Entertainment" highlights where the revenues for pornographic entertainment on the internet actually come from. According to , internet sales are the second largest piece of the $12.6 billion adult entertainment industry, drawing $2.84 billion in 2006.One of the most interesting findings in the study is American subscription patterns that utilized a list of zip codes
Source: Red Light States: Who Buys Adult Entertainment, By Benjamin Edelman ; FCC Report: High Speed Services for Internet Access

Published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, a report released earlier this year entitled "Red Light States: Who Buys Adult Entertainment" highlights where the revenues for pornographic entertainment on the Internet actually come from. According to AVN Media Network, Internet sales are the second largest piece of the $12.6 billion adult entertainment industry, drawing $2.84 billion in 2006.

The study tracked subscriptions for a top-10 seller of online adult entertainment (2006-2008) and using ZIP code data associated with those subscriptions, compared the data with numbers from the FCC that tracks the amount of broadband Internet users in any given state. One of the findings from the study revealed that online subscriptions are "more prevalent in states where surveys indicate conservative positions on religion, gender roles and sexuality."

So, which US States consume the most online pornography? Click ahead to find out!

By Paul Toscano
Posted 14 July 2009

10. West Virginia
Porn Subscriptions per 1000 Broadband Users: 2.94Total Broadband Users (2007): 336,283
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Porn Subscriptions per 1,000 Broadband Users: 2.94
Total Broadband Users (2007): 336,283

Tie-8. Florida
Porn Subscriptions per 1000 Broadband Users: 3.01Total Broadband Users (2007): 7,415,862
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Porn Subscriptions per 1,000 Broadband Users: 3.01
Total Broadband Users (2007): 7,415,862

Tie-8. Louisiana
Porn Subscriptions per 1000 Broadband Users: 3.01Total Broadband Users (2007): 1,286,450
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Porn Subscriptions per 1,000 Broadband Users: 3.01
Total Broadband Users (2007): 1,286,450

7. North Dakota
Porn Subscriptions per 1000 Broadband Users: 3.05Total Broadband Users (2007): 292,054
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Porn Subscriptions per 1,000 Broadband Users: 3.05
Total Broadband Users (2007): 292,054

6. Arkansas
Porn Subscriptions per 1000 Broadband Users: 3.12Total Broadband Users (2007): 653,977
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Porn Subscriptions per 1,000 Broadband Users: 3.12
Total Broadband Users (2007): 653,977

5. Oklahoma
Porn Subscriptions per 1000 Broadband Users: 3.21Total Broadband Users (2007): 971,862
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Porn Subscriptions per 1,000 Broadband Users: 3.21
Total Broadband Users (2007): 971,862

4. Hawaii
Porn Subscriptions per 1000 Broadband Users: 3.61Total Broadband Users (2007): 584,101
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Porn Subscriptions per 1,000 Broadband Users: 3.61
Total Broadband Users (2007): 584,101

3. Mississippi
Porn Subscriptions per 1000 Broadband Users:4.30Total Broadband Users (2007): 489,413
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Porn Subscriptions per 1,000 Broadband Users: 4.30
Total Broadband Users (2007): 489,413

2. Alaska
Porn Subscriptions per 1000 Broadband Users: 5.03Total Broadband Users (2007): 171,257
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Porn Subscriptions per 1,000 Broadband Users: 5.03
Total Broadband Users (2007): 171,257

1. Utah
Porn Subscriptions per 1000 Broadband Users: 5.47Total Broadband Users (2007): 996,589
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Porn Subscriptions per 1,000 Broadband Users: 5.47
Total Broadband Users (2007): 996,589

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