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Rare_Under40More young people than not say Internet porn has no effect on their real-life sex lives, according to a new Rare poll.

Forty-eight percent said they weren’t bothered by it, while 33 percent of young voters said porn was having a negative effect. Nineteen percent were unsure.

The question was asked as part of a first-of-its-kind Rare poll that surveyed only respondents under 40. The questions were tailored to chart trends in the opinions of younger voters.

The poll indicated a deep political split: 52 percent of Republicans said porn was ruining Americans’ sex lives while only 20 percent of Democrats think there’s a problem.

Men are more tolerant of pornography than women, with only 28 percent of men saying porn was ruining their sex lives compared to 37 percent of women.

Roman Catholics were least concerned about negative effects of porn, with only 27 percent of them answering “yes” to the question, “Is Internet porn ruining our real-life sex lives?” In contrast, 63 percent of evangelicals and 67 percent of Muslims said porn was a problem.

And there seemed to be an education gap as well. Forty-eight percent of those without a high school degree were concerned about porn, compared to only 22 percent of those with a graduate degree.

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Thanks to technology and the Internet, Americans under 40 have had easier access to porn online than previous generations leaving many to wonder if this will have a lasting impact on our relationships.

The Rare survey was conducted by nonpartisan Gravis Marketing between August 11 and August 18. A total of 556 respondents under age 40 were interviewed over the phone and using Internet panels. Overall, the poll has a margin of error of 5 percent.