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
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Yes 57.8%
59
57.4%
58
66.4%
85
56.4%
31
42.9%
3
60.1%
236
No 42.2%
43
42.6%
43
33.6%
43
43.6%
24
57.1%
4
39.9%
157
Missing 453 647 625 356 134 2215
TOTAL 100.0%
102
100.0%
101
100.0%
128
100.0%
55
100.0%
7

393


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Yes 67.1%
157
49.7%
80
60.0%
237
No 32.9%
77
50.3%
81
40.0%
158
Missing 1117 1099 2216
TOTAL 100.0%
234
100.0%
161

395


Political ideology

Very liberal Somewhat liberal Middle of the road Somewhat conservative Very conservative Haven't thought much about it Missing TOTAL
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.0%
0
Yes 76.5%
26
51.8%
29
49.0%
48
56.9%
33
44.8%
13
75.9%
88

1
60.6%
237
No 23.5%
8
48.2%
27
51.0%
50
43.1%
25
55.2%
16
24.1%
28

4
39.4%
154
Missing 134 323 534 446 196 561 0 2194
TOTAL 100.0%
34
100.0%
56
100.0%
98
100.0%
58
100.0%
29
100.0%
116

5

391


Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Yes 60.7%
187
56.3%
18
58.6%
17
87.5%
7
0.0%
0
56.3%
9
60.3%
238
No 39.3%
121
43.8%
14
41.4%
12
12.5%
1
100.0%
2
43.8%
7
39.7%
157
Missing 1503 246 292 101 7 66 2215
TOTAL 100.0%
308
100.0%
32
100.0%
29
100.0%
8
100.0%
2
100.0%
16

395


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Yes 52.6%
10
66.0%
68
50.0%
22
55.1%
38
65.6%
61
56.7%
38
60.0%
237
No 47.4%
9
34.0%
35
50.0%
22
44.9%
31
34.4%
32
43.3%
29
40.0%
158
Missing 127 590 319 625 317 237 2215
TOTAL 100.0%
19
100.0%
103
100.0%
44
100.0%
69
100.0%
93
100.0%
67

395


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Yes 68.1%
47
70.3%
64
52.8%
75
55.4%
51
60.2%
237
No 31.9%
22
29.7%
27
47.2%
67
44.6%
41
39.8%
157
Missing 371 530 739 576 2216
TOTAL 100.0%
69
100.0%
91
100.0%
142
100.0%
92

394


Education

No high school diploma GED or high school diploma Vocational/technical diploma or Associate's degree Bachelor's degree Graduate degree Other TOTAL
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Yes 65.2%
43
65.9%
118
45.3%
24
57.4%
35
48.4%
15
50.0%
1
60.2%
236
No 34.8%
23
34.1%
61
54.7%
29
42.6%
26
51.6%
16
50.0%
1
39.8%
156
Missing 239 877 426 359 235 69 2205
TOTAL 100.0%
66
100.0%
179
100.0%
53
100.0%
61
100.0%
31
100.0%
2

392