Porn views for red versus blue states

Posted to Statistics  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

Top ten viewing statesPornhub continues their analysis of porn viewing demographics in their latest comparison of pageviews per capita between red and blue states (SFW for most, I think). The main question: Who watches more?

Assuming the porn consumption per capita is normally distributed for each state and that different states have independent distribution of porn consumption per capita, we can say with 99% confidence the hypothesis that the per capita porn consumption of democratic states is higher than the republican states.

Okay, the result statement sounds a little weird, but when you look at the rates, the conclusion seems clear. The states with the highest viewing per capita is shown above, and for some reason Kansas is significantly higher than everyone else. Way to go.

For a clearer view, Christopher Ingraham charted the same data but incorporated the percent of Obama voters for each state. Interpret as you wish:

Obama voting and porn

Again, note Kansas high on the vertical axis.

Update: Be sure to read this critique for a better picture of what you see here.

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