A lot of New Zealanders think it's more acceptable to download porn than to illegally download copyrighted material, a new survey has shown.
According to the UMR Research survey, 41 percent of Kiwis think that it is morally acceptable for a single person to view pornography, compared with 13 percent who see illegally downloading copyrighted video as acceptable and 18 percent who consider illegally downloading copyrighted music acceptable.
Twenty one per cent think it is morally acceptable for a married person to view pornography online without the knowledge of the person's spouse, reports Stuff.co.nz.
Although 69 percent think that it is acceptable for a single person to flirt with another Internet user, just 6 percent think it is morally acceptable for a married person to flirt with another Internet user without their spouses' knowledge.
The survey showed up substantial gender differences. More than 50 percent of men think that it is acceptable for a single person to view pornography online, compared with 26 percent of women.
Likewise, 31 percent of men are comfortable with a married people viewing pornography online without the knowledge of their spouse, compared with just 10 percent of women.