Porn and Elections: Connection Proved


While looking through my Facebook News Feed today, I saw an article posted in The Economist magazine’s fan page. I read it andrealized it was fate that brought it to my attention. It’s called “Pornography and politics: Rising to the occasion”.

 

According to the studies made by Patrick Markey of Villanova University, in Pennsylvania, and his wife Charlotte, internet searches for porn increase after elections. As they have researched results of USA’s presidential elections of 2004 and 2008 and 2006 mid-terms, combining it with WordTracker and Google Trends stats, they came to a surprising conclusion: no matter which side won, searches for porn increased in states that had voted for the winners and decreased in those that had voted for the losers.

 

“The difference was not huge; it was a matter of one or two per cent. But it was consistent and statistically significant.”, says the report.

 

And as a follow-up to yesterday’s post, there’s only one thing to add: no matter which side wins, the winner-voters already have a porn to celebrate it with, carefully prepared by Lider TV.

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