Poll: Mixed Reviews for 'Sanitized' Movies

Opposition to unauthorized editing peaks among unmarried adults, those who are not born-again Christians, those with annual household incomes $25,000 or less and 18- to 34-year-olds; interest in renting such films is lowest among men, those without kids at home, adults aged 65 and up, the unmarried, and those who are not born-again Christians.


Sanitizing Movies
Should be allowedYesNo
All44%51
Born-again/Evangelical54%41
Not born-again3658
Children <12 at home4947
No kids at home4152
Southerners4750
Northeasterners4151
Married4747
Unmarried3856
Age <454253
Age 45+4549


Sanitizing Movies
All likely to rentAllVery
All39%20
Born-again/Evangelical4729
Not born-again3214
Children <12 at home4624
No kids at home3419
Southerners4321
Northeasterners3114
Married4224
Unmarried3415
Age <454219
Age 45+3522

Given the interest in such products, a compromise doesn't seem impossible: Films, after all, long have been edited -- with Hollywood participation -- for viewing on airline flights.

Methodology

This ABC News poll for American Movie Classics was conducted by telephone Jan. 26-30, 2005, among a random national sample of 1,002 adults. The results have a three-point error margin. Sampling, data collection and tabulation was done by TNS of Horsham, Pa.

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