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
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
3
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.7%
3
0.0%
0
0.2%
4
Yes 5.9%
33
13.9%
104
33.3%
251
54.8%
224
68.8%
97
27.2%
709
No 94.1%
522
85.9%
642
66.5%
501
44.0%
180
31.2%
44
72.5%
1889
Missing 0 1 1 2 1 5
TOTAL 100.0%
555
100.0%
747
100.0%
753
100.0%
409
100.0%
141

2605


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.2%
3
0.1%
3
Don't know 0.2%
3
0.1%
1
0.2%
4
Yes 31.7%
427
22.4%
282
27.2%
709
No 68.1%
917
77.3%
973
72.5%
1890
Missing 5 1 6
TOTAL 100.0%
1347
100.0%
1259

2606


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
0.5%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.1%
3
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
2

0
0.1%
3
Yes 22.0%
37
25.7%
97
29.5%
186
26.2%
132
30.4%
68
26.8%
181

7
27.2%
701
No 78.0%
131
74.3%
281
69.9%
441
73.8%
372
69.6%
156
72.9%
493

16
72.6%
1874
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

2581


Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
Refused 0.2%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
3
Don't know 0.2%
3
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
4
Yes 30.8%
556
24.5%
68
13.4%
43
20.2%
22
22.2%
2
22.0%
18
27.2%
709
No 68.9%
1245
75.2%
209
86.6%
277
79.8%
87
77.8%
7
78.0%
64
72.5%
1889
Missing 4 0 1 0 0 0 5
TOTAL 100.0%
1807
100.0%
278
100.0%
320
100.0%
109
100.0%
9
100.0%
82

2605


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
3
Don't know 0.7%
1
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
4
Yes 29.9%
44
31.7%
219
31.3%
113
24.8%
172
22.4%
92
22.8%
69
27.2%
709
No 69.4%
102
67.6%
467
68.7%
248
75.1%
521
77.6%
318
77.2%
233
72.5%
1889
Missing 0 3 1 1 0 2 7
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
691
100.0%
361
100.0%
694
100.0%
410
100.0%
302

2605


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
0.0%
0
0.1%
3
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.5%
3
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
4
Yes 28.6%
126
35.4%
220
26.7%
235
19.2%
128
27.2%
709
No 71.4%
314
64.1%
398
72.8%
640
80.8%
538
72.5%
1890
Missing 0 0 3 2 5
TOTAL 100.0%
440
100.0%
621
100.0%
879
100.0%
666

2606


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
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

2
0.0%
1
Don't know 0.7%
2
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.1%
3
Yes 39.5%
121
26.1%
276
27.3%
131
20.2%
85
26.6%
71
36.6%
26

0
27.3%
710
No 59.8%
183
73.8%
779
72.7%
349
79.6%
335
73.4%
196
63.4%
45

3
72.5%
1887
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1056
100.0%
480
100.0%
421
100.0%
267
100.0%
71

5

2601