HOLLYWOOD: Guilt at the Movies

Sooner or later, all Americans will be written into the record of this age of statistics. Last week it was the moviegoer, buttonholed by professional pollsters in a survey prepared for LIFE. Splitting their subjects into three groups—frequent moviegoers (twice a month or more), moderate (three to twelve times a year), infrequent (twice a year or less)—the pollsters put together a mathematical profile:

¶ Income seems to have no bearing, but the frequent moviegoer is more likely to be a Jew than a Catholic or a Protestant; he has had, as a rule, more education than his stay-at-home fellow,...

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