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

[Education | Political Party | Gender | Race | Religious Tradition ]

Education

Less than high schoolGED or high school diplomaVocational/technical diploma or associate degreeBachelorsGraduate degreeOtherTOTAL
Refused0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
Dont know0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
Yes11.5%
14
4.9%
23
4.0%
11
3.2%
8
6.6%
11
3.3%
1
5.2%
68
No88.5%
108
94.9%
446
96.0%
266
96.8%
240
92.2%
154
96.7%
29
94.6%
1243
TOTAL 100.0%
122
100.0%
470
100.0%
277
100.0%
248
100.0%
167
100.0%
30

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Political party

DemocratNeitherRepublicanMissingTOTAL
Refused0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
2

0
0.2%
2
Dont know0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1

0
0.1%
1
Yes5.3%
33
3.4%
8
6.3%
27

0
5.3%
68
No94.7%
590
96.6%
228
93.0%
401

25
94.5%
1219
TOTAL 100.0%
623
100.0%
236
100.0%
431

25

1290



Gender

FemaleMaleTOTAL
Refused0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.2%
2
Dont know0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
Yes6.8%
46
3.5%
22
5.2%
68
No93.1%
634
96.2%
609
94.6%
1243
TOTAL 100.0%
681
100.0%
633

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Race

White/Caucasian/AngloBlack/African AmericanHispanic/Latino(a)Asian/Asian AmericanNative AmericanTOTAL
Refused0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
Dont know0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
Yes6.0%
55
3.2%
5
3.4%
6
3.2%
2
0.0%
0
5.2%
68
No93.7%
859
96.8%
149
96.6%
171
96.8%
60
100.0%
4
94.6%
1243
TOTAL 100.0%
917
100.0%
154
100.0%
177
100.0%
62
100.0%
4

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Religion

Black ProtestantEvangelical ProtestantMainline ProtestantCatholicOther faithNonaffiliatedTOTAL
Refused0.0%
0
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
Dont know0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
Yes1.4%
1
7.6%
26
8.8%
12
5.6%
18
1.9%
4
3.0%
7
5.2%
68
No98.6%
68
91.8%
312
91.2%
124
94.4%
301
97.7%
208
97.0%
230
94.6%
1243
TOTAL 100.0%
69
100.0%
340
100.0%
136
100.0%
319
100.0%
213
100.0%
237

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