Portraits of American Life Study
Hosted by The ARDA
The PALS seeks to understand the impact of religion in everyday life, and ultimately the connections between religious change and other forms of change among diverse individuals and families over the course of their lives.
Results & Summaries
Would you say your health in general is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor? (HM_1)



Variable Comparisons

[Age | Gender | Political Ideology | Race | Religious Tradition | Region | Education ]

Age

18 to 29 years old 30 to 44 years old 45 to 59 years old 60 to 74 years old 75 years and older TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.7%
1
0.0%
1
Excellent 21.1%
117
22.5%
168
18.1%
136
12.4%
51
7.9%
11
18.5%
483
Very good 40.2%
223
36.8%
275
32.7%
246
30.7%
126
24.3%
34
34.7%
904
Good 24.5%
136
23.3%
174
27.2%
205
28.5%
117
24.3%
34
25.6%
666
Fair 13.0%
72
14.3%
107
14.5%
109
19.3%
79
31.4%
44
15.8%
411
Poor 1.3%
7
3.2%
24
7.6%
57
8.5%
35
11.4%
16
5.3%
139
Missing 0 1 1 2 1 5
TOTAL 100.0%
555
100.0%
748
100.0%
753
100.0%
410
100.0%
140

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Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Excellent 18.3%
247
18.8%
236
18.5%
483
Very good 33.8%
455
35.6%
448
34.7%
903
Good 25.8%
347
25.4%
319
25.6%
666
Fair 16.7%
225
14.8%
186
15.8%
411
Poor 5.3%
72
5.3%
66
5.3%
138
Missing 5 1 6
TOTAL 100.0%
1347
100.0%
1257

2604


Political ideology

Very liberal Somewhat liberal Middle of the road Somewhat conservative Very conservative Haven't thought much about it Missing TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1

0
0.0%
1
Excellent 22.6%
38
22.2%
84
19.7%
124
18.5%
93
21.4%
48
13.8%
93

1
18.6%
480
Very good 31.5%
53
38.6%
146
34.8%
219
39.1%
197
39.7%
89
28.6%
193

5
34.8%
897
Good 23.8%
40
23.3%
88
27.6%
174
25.2%
127
19.6%
44
27.0%
182

11
25.4%
655
Fair 17.3%
29
13.0%
49
13.2%
83
13.1%
66
12.9%
29
22.5%
152

3
15.8%
408
Poor 4.8%
8
2.9%
11
4.4%
28
4.2%
21
6.3%
14
8.0%
54

2
5.3%
136
Missing 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
378
100.0%
630
100.0%
504
100.0%
224
100.0%
675

22

2579


Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
Refused 0.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Excellent 19.0%
343
18.4%
51
17.2%
55
18.3%
20
0.0%
0
16.9%
14
18.5%
483
Very good 37.1%
670
32.1%
89
25.6%
82
34.9%
38
55.6%
5
22.9%
19
34.7%
903
Good 24.2%
437
26.7%
74
29.1%
93
32.1%
35
44.4%
4
26.5%
22
25.5%
665
Fair 14.3%
259
17.0%
47
21.6%
69
12.8%
14
0.0%
0
27.7%
23
15.8%
412
Poor 5.3%
95
5.8%
16
6.6%
21
1.8%
2
0.0%
0
6.0%
5
5.3%
139
Missing 4 0 1 0 0 0 5
TOTAL 100.0%
1807
100.0%
277
100.0%
320
100.0%
109
100.0%
9
100.0%
83

2605


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Excellent 17.0%
25
16.1%
111
18.8%
68
18.8%
130
20.2%
83
22.3%
67
18.6%
484
Very good 33.3%
49
34.2%
236
43.5%
157
34.3%
238
28.3%
116
35.2%
106
34.7%
902
Good 27.9%
41
23.0%
159
24.7%
89
23.8%
165
31.2%
128
27.9%
84
25.6%
666
Fair 17.0%
25
18.1%
125
10.5%
38
17.9%
124
14.6%
60
13.0%
39
15.8%
411
Poor 4.8%
7
8.2%
57
2.5%
9
5.2%
36
5.6%
23
1.7%
5
5.3%
137
Missing 0 3 1 1 0 2 7
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
691
100.0%
361
100.0%
693
100.0%
410
100.0%
301

2603


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Excellent 22.3%
98
14.0%
87
18.4%
161
20.6%
137
18.6%
483
Very good 38.3%
168
32.7%
203
32.5%
285
36.9%
246
34.7%
902
Good 27.8%
122
25.3%
157
25.5%
224
24.5%
163
25.6%
666
Fair 9.1%
40
20.5%
127
16.6%
146
14.7%
98
15.8%
411
Poor 2.5%
11
7.6%
47
6.6%
58
3.3%
22
5.3%
138
Missing 0 0 3 2 5
TOTAL 100.0%
439
100.0%
621
100.0%
877
100.0%
666

2603


Education

No high school diploma GED or high school diploma Vocational/technical diploma or Associate's degree Bachelor's degree Graduate degree Other Missing TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

2
0.0%
0
Don't know 0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.0%
1
Excellent 9.4%
29
13.9%
147
18.1%
87
28.7%
121
31.1%
83
22.9%
16

2
18.6%
483
Very good 17.3%
53
33.0%
349
40.4%
194
43.0%
181
40.1%
107
25.7%
18

1
34.7%
902
Good 26.1%
80
29.9%
316
27.1%
130
16.2%
68
20.6%
55
25.7%
18

0
25.6%
667
Fair 30.6%
94
17.3%
183
11.3%
54
10.7%
45
7.5%
20
22.9%
16

0
15.8%
412
Poor 16.3%
50
5.8%
61
3.1%
15
1.4%
6
0.7%
2
2.9%
2

0
5.2%
136
TOTAL 100.0%
307
100.0%
1056
100.0%
480
100.0%
421
100.0%
267
100.0%
70

5

2601