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
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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
0.8%
6
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
6
Yes 11.0%
61
17.0%
127
26.0%
196
40.5%
166
52.5%
74
23.9%
624
No 89.0%
495
83.0%
620
73.2%
551
59.0%
242
47.5%
67
75.8%
1975
Missing 0 1 1 2 1 5
TOTAL 100.0%
556
100.0%
747
100.0%
753
100.0%
410
100.0%
141

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Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.4%
6
0.0%
0
0.2%
6
Yes 23.8%
321
23.9%
301
23.9%
622
No 75.7%
1019
75.9%
955
75.8%
1974
Missing 5 1 6
TOTAL 100.0%
1346
100.0%
1258

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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
0.9%
6

0
0.2%
6
Yes 29.8%
50
22.8%
86
21.4%
135
25.4%
128
21.9%
49
24.3%
164

10
23.7%
612
No 70.2%
118
77.2%
292
78.3%
494
74.6%
376
78.1%
175
74.9%
506

13
76.0%
1961
Missing 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
378
100.0%
631
100.0%
504
100.0%
224
100.0%
676

23

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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 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
5.5%
6
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
6
Yes 26.4%
477
21.6%
60
14.3%
46
9.2%
10
11.1%
1
34.1%
28
23.9%
622
No 73.5%
1328
78.4%
218
85.7%
275
85.3%
93
88.9%
8
65.9%
54
75.8%
1976
Missing 4 0 1 0 0 0 5
TOTAL 100.0%
1807
100.0%
278
100.0%
321
100.0%
109
100.0%
9
100.0%
82

2606


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
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.0%
6
0.2%
6
Yes 26.5%
39
30.1%
208
22.4%
81
20.9%
145
22.4%
92
18.5%
56
23.8%
621
No 73.5%
108
69.6%
481
77.6%
281
79.1%
548
77.6%
318
79.5%
240
75.9%
1976
Missing 0 3 1 1 0 2 7
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
691
100.0%
362
100.0%
693
100.0%
410
100.0%
302

2605


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 1.4%
6
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
6
Yes 18.6%
82
29.1%
181
26.9%
236
18.5%
123
23.9%
622
No 80.0%
352
70.9%
440
72.9%
640
81.5%
543
75.8%
1975
Missing 0 0 3 2 5
TOTAL 100.0%
440
100.0%
621
100.0%
878
100.0%
666

2605


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 0.0%
0
0.6%
6
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.2%
6
Yes 40.5%
124
24.2%
256
20.8%
100
17.1%
72
17.6%
47
32.4%
23

0
23.9%
622
No 59.5%
182
75.2%
794
79.2%
380
82.9%
349
82.4%
220
67.6%
48

3
75.9%
1973
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1056
100.0%
480
100.0%
421
100.0%
267
100.0%
71

5

2601