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
Has a doctor ever told you that you have or had any emotional, nervous, or psychiatric problems? (HM_12)



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
0.1%
1
0.7%
3
0.0%
0
0.2%
5
Yes 18.5%
103
13.5%
101
17.1%
129
13.4%
55
5.0%
7
15.2%
395
No 81.5%
453
86.3%
645
82.7%
623
85.8%
351
95.0%
134
84.7%
2206
Missing 0 1 1 2 1 5
TOTAL 100.0%
556
100.0%
747
100.0%
753
100.0%
409
100.0%
141

2606


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.1%
2
0.2%
3
0.2%
5
Yes 17.4%
234
12.7%
160
15.1%
394
No 82.5%
1110
87.0%
1095
84.7%
2205
Missing 5 1 6
TOTAL 100.0%
1346
100.0%
1258

2604


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
0.5%
2
0.5%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.2%
5
Yes 20.2%
34
14.8%
56
15.5%
98
11.5%
58
12.9%
29
17.0%
115

5
15.1%
390
No 79.8%
134
84.7%
321
84.0%
530
88.5%
446
87.1%
196
83.0%
560

19
84.7%
2187
Missing 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
379
100.0%
631
100.0%
504
100.0%
225
100.0%
675

24

2582


Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
Refused 0.2%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
4
Yes 17.1%
308
11.5%
32
9.1%
29
7.3%
8
22.2%
2
19.5%
16
15.2%
395
No 82.7%
1494
88.5%
246
90.9%
291
92.7%
101
77.8%
7
80.5%
66
84.7%
2205
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%
82

2604


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.4%
3
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
5
Yes 13.6%
20
14.9%
103
11.9%
43
10.0%
69
22.6%
93
22.1%
67
15.2%
395
No 86.4%
127
84.7%
585
87.8%
317
90.0%
624
77.1%
317
77.9%
236
84.7%
2206
Missing 0 3 1 1 0 2 7
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
691
100.0%
361
100.0%
693
100.0%
411
100.0%
303

2606


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
4
0.1%
1
0.2%
5
Yes 15.7%
69
14.7%
91
16.2%
142
13.8%
92
15.1%
394
No 84.3%
371
85.3%
530
83.4%
731
86.1%
574
84.7%
2206
Missing 0 0 3 2 5
TOTAL 100.0%
440
100.0%
621
100.0%
877
100.0%
667

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
0.2%
1
0.7%
2
0.0%
0

2
0.1%
3
Yes 21.9%
67
17.0%
179
11.1%
53
14.7%
62
11.6%
31
2.8%
2

0
15.2%
394
No 78.1%
239
83.0%
877
88.9%
426
85.0%
358
87.6%
234
97.2%
69

3
84.7%
2203
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1056
100.0%
479
100.0%
421
100.0%
267
100.0%
71

5

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