12 Percent of Americans Admit to Watching Porn Online, the Other 88 Percent Must Not Have Internet

Bashful survey respondents probably diminished the total reported number of online porn watchers in the U.S.

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Siri Stafford

"I love porn"

The number of Americans who watch pornography on the Internet has nearly doubled since 2007, according to a new survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.

In 2013, 12 percent of American adults reported to watching porn on the Internet, twice as many as reported doing so in 2006. 25 percent of men copped to watching porn, while only 8 percent of women admitted to it.

Those are pretty low numbers considering the ubiquity of the genre. Pew does note that its own numbers probably underestimate the real total of online porn-watching Americans due to a possible “reluctance to report the behavior among some adults.”

What behavior? We’ve never even heard of porn…

[Pew]