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 much do emotional, nervous, or psychiatric problems currently limit your normal daily activities? (HM_14)



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
A lot 6.7%
7
10.8%
11
8.5%
11
16.4%
9
0.0%
0
9.6%
38
Somewhat 18.3%
19
22.5%
23
22.5%
29
14.5%
8
0.0%
0
19.9%
79
A little 32.7%
34
18.6%
19
22.5%
29
14.5%
8
28.6%
2
23.2%
92
Not at all 42.3%
44
48.0%
49
46.5%
60
54.5%
30
71.4%
5
47.4%
188
Missing 453 647 625 356 134 2215
TOTAL 100.0%
104
100.0%
102
100.0%
129
100.0%
55
100.0%
7

397


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
A lot 8.6%
20
11.2%
18
9.6%
38
Somewhat 19.3%
45
20.5%
33
19.8%
78
A little 24.9%
58
20.5%
33
23.1%
91
Not at all 47.2%
110
47.8%
77
47.5%
187
Missing 1117 1099 2216
TOTAL 100.0%
233
100.0%
161

394


Political ideology

Very liberal Somewhat liberal Middle of the road Somewhat conservative Very conservative Haven't thought much about it Missing TOTAL
A lot 8.8%
3
21.1%
12
4.0%
4
5.2%
3
3.4%
1
13.0%
15

0
9.7%
38
Somewhat 5.9%
2
19.3%
11
14.1%
14
36.2%
21
20.7%
6
20.9%
24

0
19.9%
78
A little 29.4%
10
15.8%
9
22.2%
22
15.5%
9
27.6%
8
28.7%
33

1
23.2%
91
Not at all 55.9%
19
43.9%
25
59.6%
59
43.1%
25
48.3%
14
37.4%
43

4
47.2%
185
Missing 134 323 534 446 196 561 0 2194
TOTAL 100.0%
34
100.0%
57
100.0%
99
100.0%
58
100.0%
29
100.0%
115

5

392


Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
A lot 8.4%
26
12.9%
4
17.2%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
12.5%
2
9.4%
37
Somewhat 21.8%
67
16.1%
5
6.9%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
18.8%
3
19.5%
77
A little 21.1%
65
35.5%
11
31.0%
9
12.5%
1
0.0%
0
31.3%
5
23.1%
91
Not at all 48.7%
150
35.5%
11
44.8%
13
87.5%
7
100.0%
2
37.5%
6
48.0%
189
Missing 1503 246 292 101 7 66 2215
TOTAL 100.0%
308
100.0%
31
100.0%
29
100.0%
8
100.0%
2
100.0%
16

394


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
A lot 15.0%
3
20.2%
21
2.3%
1
5.9%
4
7.5%
7
3.0%
2
9.6%
38
Somewhat 20.0%
4
14.4%
15
25.0%
11
17.6%
12
20.4%
19
25.4%
17
19.7%
78
A little 35.0%
7
25.0%
26
25.0%
11
17.6%
12
30.1%
28
13.4%
9
23.5%
93
Not at all 30.0%
6
40.4%
42
47.7%
21
58.8%
40
41.9%
39
58.2%
39
47.2%
187
Missing 127 590 319 625 317 237 2215
TOTAL 100.0%
20
100.0%
104
100.0%
44
100.0%
68
100.0%
93
100.0%
67

396


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
A lot 5.8%
4
14.3%
13
11.3%
16
5.4%
5
9.6%
38
Somewhat 24.6%
17
26.4%
24
13.4%
19
19.6%
18
19.8%
78
A little 27.5%
19
15.4%
14
23.2%
33
27.2%
25
23.1%
91
Not at all 42.0%
29
44.0%
40
52.1%
74
47.8%
44
47.5%
187
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
A lot 15.2%
10
12.8%
23
5.6%
3
3.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
9.6%
38
Somewhat 21.2%
14
20.7%
37
11.1%
6
21.0%
13
19.4%
6
0.0%
0
19.3%
76
A little 31.8%
21
22.3%
40
24.1%
13
19.4%
12
12.9%
4
100.0%
2
23.4%
92
Not at all 31.8%
21
44.1%
79
59.3%
32
56.5%
35
67.7%
21
0.0%
0
47.7%
188
Missing 239 877 426 359 235 69 2205
TOTAL 100.0%
66
100.0%
179
100.0%
54
100.0%
62
100.0%
31
100.0%
2

394