Worldwide pornography industry approaches $100 billion

Talk about major coinage! According to statistics from Dr. Irv Wolf, director of the National Coalition for Purity, the worldwide revenue from pornography grew dramatically in the past year. Here are Dr. Wolf’s own words:

In 2005, $57 billion was spent worldwide on porn with $12 billion of that spent in the United States. In 2006, that figure skyrocketed to $97 billion with $13 billion spent in the USA! Although the USA is not the leading consumer of porn (in terms of revenues), the USA is the leading provider of porn worldwide.

Addendum … here is a link to an extended report from Internet Filter Review, which verifies these statistics, and includes many more, including the fact that every second, over $3,000 is being spent on pornography, and nearly 30,000 people are looking at pornography on the Internet alone.