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Teens and Young Adults Use Porn more than Anyone Else

The Barna Group has released the results of a ground-breakng study showing that young Americans are coming of age in an increasingly “pornified” popular culture, and its effects are telling. Barna's new research uncovers the cavalier attitude among teens and young adults when it comes to viewing and talking about pornography.  

This “pornification” of popular culture means younger generations are coming of age in a hypersexualized cultural ecosystem. They, in turn, tend to be more open to sexual experimentation and self-expression—leading to further social acceptance of sexually explicit content. One cannot help but wonder where this self-perpetuating feedback loop will end.

For a landmark study commissioned by Josh McDowell Ministry, Barna Group interviewed American teens, young adults and older adults about their views on and use of pornography. Among many notable findings, researchers discovered that teens and young adults have a more cavalier attitude toward porn than adults 25 and older. In addition, young adults ages 18 to 24 seek out and view porn more often than any other generation.

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