Evangelical teens also pirate music, says poll

Few consider unauthorized downloading wrong
The Gospel Music Association says it has embarked on a campaign to counter music piracy after commissioning a study that found purchasers of Christian music are as likely as other teens to engage in the practice.

Overall, the online survey of 1,449 teenagers found 80 percent of those surveyed had engaged in at least one kind of music piracy—such as making copies of CDs for other people, downloading unauthorized free music or uploading music files to the Internet to share with others—in the past six months. Only 8 percent said unauthorized downloading and copying CDs for others is morally wrong.


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