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 0.2%
1
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Yes 1.4%
8
2.4%
18
6.6%
50
13.9%
57
22.9%
32
6.3%
165
No 98.4%
547
97.5%
728
93.4%
702
85.6%
350
77.1%
108
93.5%
2435
Missing 0 1 1 2 1 5
TOTAL 100.0%
556
100.0%
747
100.0%
752
100.0%
409
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
0.1%
1
0.1%
2
Yes 7.5%
101
5.2%
65
6.4%
166
No 92.4%
1244
94.6%
1190
93.5%
2434
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
0.2%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.1%
2
Yes 4.7%
8
6.3%
24
7.3%
46
5.6%
28
6.7%
15
6.5%
44

1
6.4%
165
No 95.3%
161
93.7%
354
92.2%
581
94.2%
475
93.3%
209
93.5%
632

23
93.5%
2412
Missing 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
TOTAL 100.0%
169
100.0%
378
100.0%
630
100.0%
504
100.0%
224
100.0%
676

24

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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
0.9%
1
0.0%
0
1.2%
1
0.1%
2
Yes 7.5%
135
4.0%
11
3.7%
12
2.8%
3
0.0%
0
6.1%
5
6.4%
166
No 92.4%
1670
96.0%
267
96.3%
309
96.3%
104
100.0%
9
92.7%
76
93.5%
2435
Missing 4 0 1 0 0 0 5
TOTAL 100.0%
1807
100.0%
278
100.0%
321
100.0%
108
100.0%
9
100.0%
82

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
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Yes 2.7%
4
9.3%
64
7.5%
27
7.4%
51
2.4%
10
3.3%
10
6.4%
166
No 97.3%
143
90.3%
624
92.5%
335
92.5%
641
97.6%
400
96.7%
293
93.5%
2436
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%
303

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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
0.2%
1
0.1%
2
Yes 8.9%
39
6.0%
37
6.5%
57
5.0%
33
6.4%
166
No 91.1%
401
94.0%
584
93.2%
818
94.9%
632
93.5%
2435
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
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.1%
2
Yes 10.8%
33
5.5%
58
6.0%
29
4.0%
17
6.4%
17
18.3%
13

0
6.4%
167
No 89.2%
273
94.3%
996
94.0%
451
96.0%
404
93.6%
250
81.7%
58

3
93.5%
2432
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1056
100.0%
480
100.0%
421
100.0%
267
100.0%
71

5

2601