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
Thinking about your current physical problems, how much do these limit your normal daily activities? (HM_11)



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
A lot 2.5%
14
4.4%
33
12.0%
90
17.1%
70
22.9%
32
9.2%
239
Somewhat 7.4%
41
8.3%
62
15.0%
113
23.7%
97
32.9%
46
13.8%
359
Just a little 13.0%
72
19.4%
145
17.1%
129
21.3%
87
14.3%
20
17.4%
453
Not at all 77.1%
428
67.9%
507
55.9%
421
37.4%
153
29.3%
41
59.5%
1550
Missing 0 1 1 2 1 5
TOTAL 100.0%
555
100.0%
747
100.0%
753
100.0%
409
100.0%
140

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Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.1%
1
0.2%
2
0.1%
3
Don't know 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
A lot 9.6%
129
8.7%
110
9.2%
239
Somewhat 15.2%
205
12.3%
155
13.8%
360
Just a little 17.0%
229
17.9%
225
17.4%
454
Not at all 58.1%
783
60.9%
767
59.5%
1550
Missing 5 1 6
TOTAL 100.0%
1348
100.0%
1259

2607


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
0.0%
0

1
0.0%
0
A lot 9.5%
16
8.7%
33
7.3%
46
7.3%
37
8.5%
19
12.0%
81

6
9.0%
232
Somewhat 13.1%
22
13.5%
51
14.1%
89
14.7%
74
15.2%
34
13.3%
90

0
13.9%
360
Just a little 16.7%
28
21.4%
81
15.9%
100
20.6%
104
11.2%
25
16.0%
108

8
17.3%
446
Not at all 60.7%
102
56.3%
213
62.4%
393
57.4%
290
65.2%
146
58.7%
397

8
59.7%
1541
Missing 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
378
100.0%
630
100.0%
505
100.0%
224
100.0%
676

23

2581


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
A lot 9.1%
164
8.6%
24
8.1%
26
4.6%
5
44.4%
4
19.3%
16
9.2%
239
Somewhat 15.3%
277
12.6%
35
7.8%
25
9.2%
10
11.1%
1
13.3%
11
13.8%
359
Just a little 18.1%
326
17.6%
49
15.0%
48
11.9%
13
0.0%
0
21.7%
18
17.4%
454
Not at all 57.4%
1036
61.2%
170
69.1%
221
74.3%
81
44.4%
4
45.8%
38
59.5%
1550
Missing 4 0 1 0 0 0 5
TOTAL 100.0%
1806
100.0%
278
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
A lot 10.9%
16
15.5%
107
5.3%
19
7.5%
52
8.3%
34
3.6%
11
9.2%
239
Somewhat 15.0%
22
13.7%
95
15.2%
55
13.1%
91
13.9%
57
12.9%
39
13.8%
359
Just a little 19.0%
28
16.0%
111
19.4%
70
15.2%
105
21.5%
88
17.2%
52
17.4%
454
Not at all 55.1%
81
54.3%
376
60.1%
217
64.2%
445
56.3%
231
66.2%
200
59.5%
1550
Missing 0 3 1 1 0 2 7
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
692
100.0%
361
100.0%
693
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
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
A lot 5.2%
23
12.6%
78
11.0%
97
6.2%
41
9.2%
239
Somewhat 14.5%
64
16.9%
105
13.2%
116
11.3%
75
13.8%
360
Just a little 18.8%
83
15.5%
96
17.0%
149
18.9%
126
17.4%
454
Not at all 61.5%
271
55.0%
341
58.4%
513
63.7%
424
59.4%
1549
Missing 0 0 3 2 5
TOTAL 100.0%
441
100.0%
620
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
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.0%
0

2
0.0%
1
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
A lot 24.2%
74
9.8%
104
7.7%
37
3.3%
14
1.5%
4
8.5%
6

0
9.2%
239
Somewhat 15.0%
46
15.5%
164
9.6%
46
10.9%
46
15.4%
41
22.5%
16

0
13.8%
359
Just a little 20.3%
62
15.2%
161
19.0%
91
17.1%
72
21.0%
56
16.9%
12

0
17.4%
454
Not at all 40.2%
123
59.4%
628
63.8%
306
68.6%
289
61.8%
165
52.1%
37

3
59.5%
1548
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1057
100.0%
480
100.0%
421
100.0%
267
100.0%
71

5

2602