GOP States Buy More Porn
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2009 6:32 PM CST
Special Agent Don Condon from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement uses an AOL account on his computer August 14, 2001 to bring online pedophiles to justice.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Church-going Republicans are more likely than liberals to buy pornography online, New Scientist reports. In a nationwide study of purchases at an adult entertainment company, researchers found that eight in 10 of the most porno-consuming states voted for John McCain last year. "One natural hypothesis is something like repression: if you're told you can't have this, then you want it more," one researcher said.

The range between the most and least porno-loving states was slim but noticeable: Utah topped the list with 5.47 adult subscriptions per 1,000 users of broadband at home; Montana came up last with 1.92 per 1,000. But church-goers knew when to lay off, purchasing less porn on Sundays, and making up for it with buys during the rest of the week.