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
How often, if at all, do you participate in light physical activity, such as walking, dancing, gardening, golfing, bowling, etc.? (HM15W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)



Variable Comparisons

[Education | Political Party | Gender | Race | Religious Tradition ]

Education

Less than high schoolGED or high school diplomaVocational/technical diploma or associate degreeBachelorsGraduate degreeOtherTOTAL
Refused0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
Never15.4%
19
8.7%
41
6.1%
17
2.8%
7
1.8%
3
0.0%
0
6.6%
87
A few times a year8.1%
10
8.7%
41
5.8%
16
0.8%
2
3.6%
6
20.0%
6
6.2%
81
About once a month4.1%
5
6.8%
32
5.0%
14
4.8%
12
5.4%
9
0.0%
0
5.5%
72
More than once a month9.8%
12
4.9%
23
4.7%
13
4.4%
11
4.2%
7
13.3%
4
5.3%
70
About once a week13.0%
16
12.7%
60
10.1%
28
11.7%
29
11.4%
19
3.3%
1
11.6%
153
More than once a week14.6%
18
20.0%
94
24.5%
68
33.1%
82
30.5%
51
20.0%
6
24.2%
319
About once a day20.3%
25
24.2%
114
30.6%
85
31.0%
77
27.5%
46
36.7%
11
27.2%
358
More than once a day14.6%
18
14.0%
66
13.3%
37
11.3%
28
14.4%
24
6.7%
2
13.3%
175
TOTAL 100.0%
123
100.0%
471
100.0%
278
100.0%
248
100.0%
167
100.0%
30

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Political party

DemocratNeitherRepublicanMissingTOTAL
Refused0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
2

0
0.2%
2
Never7.7%
48
5.5%
13
4.0%
17

8
6.0%
78
A few times a year6.1%
38
7.2%
17
5.6%
24

1
6.1%
79
About once a month5.8%
36
4.7%
11
5.8%
25

1
5.6%
72
More than once a month5.3%
33
7.6%
18
4.2%
18

0
5.3%
69
About once a week14.6%
91
6.4%
15
10.2%
44

2
11.6%
150
More than once a week24.7%
154
21.2%
50
26.3%
113

2
24.6%
317
About once a day23.9%
149
29.2%
69
30.7%
132

7
27.1%
350
More than once a day12.0%
75
18.2%
43
12.8%
55

3
13.4%
173
TOTAL 100.0%
624
100.0%
236
100.0%
430

24

1290



Gender

FemaleMaleTOTAL
Refused0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.2%
2
Never9.4%
64
3.5%
22
6.5%
86
A few times a year6.8%
46
5.5%
35
6.2%
81
About once a month6.6%
45
4.3%
27
5.5%
72
More than once a month4.6%
31
6.0%
38
5.3%
69
About once a week11.3%
77
12.0%
76
11.6%
153
More than once a week24.2%
164
24.3%
154
24.2%
318
About once a day27.5%
187
26.9%
171
27.2%
358
More than once a day9.6%
65
17.3%
110
13.3%
175
TOTAL 100.0%
679
100.0%
635

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Race

White/Caucasian/AngloBlack/African AmericanHispanic/Latino(a)Asian/Asian AmericanNative AmericanTOTAL
Refused0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
Never5.1%
47
10.5%
16
13.0%
23
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
6.5%
86
A few times a year4.6%
42
11.1%
17
7.9%
14
12.9%
8
0.0%
0
6.2%
81
About once a month5.1%
47
7.2%
11
4.0%
7
9.7%
6
0.0%
0
5.4%
71
More than once a month4.3%
39
7.8%
12
9.0%
16
3.2%
2
0.0%
0
5.3%
69
About once a week11.6%
106
13.1%
20
10.2%
18
12.9%
8
0.0%
0
11.6%
152
More than once a week25.3%
232
19.0%
29
24.9%
44
17.7%
11
40.0%
2
24.2%
318
About once a day29.3%
268
17.0%
26
23.7%
42
33.9%
21
20.0%
1
27.3%
358
More than once a day14.5%
133
14.4%
22
7.3%
13
9.7%
6
40.0%
2
13.4%
176
TOTAL 100.0%
916
100.0%
153
100.0%
177
100.0%
62
100.0%
5

1313



Religion

Black ProtestantEvangelical ProtestantMainline ProtestantCatholicOther faithNonaffiliatedTOTAL
Refused0.0%
0
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
Never13.0%
9
10.6%
36
6.6%
9
7.9%
25
1.9%
4
1.7%
4
6.6%
87
A few times a year4.3%
3
7.0%
24
5.1%
7
7.2%
23
2.3%
5
7.6%
18
6.1%
80
About once a month10.1%
7
8.2%
28
4.4%
6
4.4%
14
3.8%
8
3.8%
9
5.5%
72
More than once a month8.7%
6
5.0%
17
4.4%
6
5.3%
17
5.6%
12
4.6%
11
5.2%
69
About once a week11.6%
8
13.2%
45
11.8%
16
10.4%
33
8.5%
18
14.3%
34
11.7%
154
More than once a week18.8%
13
16.7%
57
25.7%
35
24.5%
78
31.9%
68
28.2%
67
24.2%
318
About once a day15.9%
11
23.8%
81
33.8%
46
30.5%
97
29.6%
63
25.2%
60
27.2%
358
More than once a day17.4%
12
15.0%
51
8.1%
11
9.7%
31
16.4%
35
14.7%
35
13.3%
175
TOTAL 100.0%
69
100.0%
341
100.0%
136
100.0%
318
100.0%
213
100.0%
238

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