Press Release: CMI STUDY FINDS TV HAZARDOUS TO MORAL HEALTH
Key Findings: Clear Values Differences Between Light And Heavy TV Viewers
Healthcare and Retirement – Heavy television viewers are much likelier than light viewers to expect government to provide retirement (64 percent to 43 percent) and health care (63 percent to 48 percent)
Charity – Heavy viewers are more than twice as likely not to give anything to charitable causes (24 percent to 11 percent), and not to volunteer (56 percent to 27 percent)
Sexual Morality – 39 percent of light viewers say that sex outside of marriage – as incessantly depicted by
Church Attendance – Nearly half (47 percent) of light viewers attend church frequently, compared to only 28 percent of heavy TV viewers. Similarly, only 29 percent of light viewers rarely or never attend, but the disparity increases to more than half (51 percent) in heavy viewers.
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