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 vigorous physical activity or sports-such as heavy housework, aerobics, running, swimming, or bicycling? (HM_16)



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
Never 7.6%
42
10.7%
80
24.0%
180
37.1%
152
54.6%
77
20.4%
531
A few times a year 8.6%
48
8.7%
65
12.6%
95
8.5%
35
7.8%
11
9.8%
254
About once a month 8.3%
46
11.2%
84
9.5%
71
7.3%
30
2.8%
4
9.0%
235
More than once a month 9.0%
50
7.8%
58
3.6%
27
3.2%
13
2.8%
4
5.8%
152
About once a week 15.7%
87
17.5%
131
14.1%
106
11.2%
46
9.9%
14
14.7%
384
More than once a week 21.8%
121
23.8%
178
23.0%
173
18.5%
76
9.2%
13
21.5%
561
About once a day 18.6%
103
13.0%
97
9.6%
72
8.0%
33
11.3%
16
12.3%
321
More than once a day 10.5%
58
7.2%
54
3.6%
27
5.6%
23
1.4%
2
6.3%
164
Missing 0 1 1 2 1 5
TOTAL 100.0%
555
100.0%
747
100.0%
751
100.0%
410
100.0%
141

2604


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.1%
2
Never 24.1%
324
16.5%
207
20.4%
531
A few times a year 9.1%
122
10.5%
132
9.8%
254
About once a month 9.5%
128
8.4%
106
9.0%
234
More than once a month 6.5%
87
5.3%
66
5.9%
153
About once a week 14.8%
199
14.7%
185
14.8%
384
More than once a week 20.2%
272
22.9%
288
21.5%
560
About once a day 11.5%
155
13.2%
166
12.3%
321
More than once a day 4.4%
59
8.4%
105
6.3%
164
Missing 5 1 6
TOTAL 100.0%
1346
100.0%
1257

2603


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
Never 16.7%
28
16.4%
62
17.9%
113
17.7%
89
18.3%
41
27.4%
185

14
20.1%
518
A few times a year 8.3%
14
11.4%
43
10.8%
68
11.5%
58
5.4%
12
8.3%
56

2
9.7%
251
About once a month 9.5%
16
8.2%
31
8.4%
53
9.3%
47
8.0%
18
9.9%
67

1
9.0%
232
More than once a month 7.1%
12
5.8%
22
5.9%
37
7.5%
38
3.1%
7
5.5%
37

0
5.9%
153
About once a week 15.5%
26
13.0%
49
17.4%
110
14.1%
71
20.1%
45
11.7%
79

4
14.7%
380
More than once a week 24.4%
41
27.8%
105
23.0%
145
22.0%
111
19.2%
43
16.6%
112

3
21.6%
557
About once a day 15.5%
26
13.5%
51
9.8%
62
12.7%
64
17.9%
40
11.7%
79

0
12.5%
322
More than once a day 3.0%
5
4.0%
15
6.5%
41
5.2%
26
8.0%
18
8.8%
59

0
6.4%
164
Missing 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
378
100.0%
631
100.0%
504
100.0%
224
100.0%
674

24

2579


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
Never 18.6%
337
24.1%
67
27.6%
89
14.0%
15
0.0%
0
27.7%
23
20.4%
531
A few times a year 9.3%
168
9.4%
26
10.2%
33
20.6%
22
0.0%
0
6.0%
5
9.7%
254
About once a month 9.0%
163
7.9%
22
9.3%
30
9.3%
10
0.0%
0
12.0%
10
9.0%
235
More than once a month 6.4%
116
5.0%
14
4.0%
13
6.5%
7
0.0%
0
4.8%
4
5.9%
154
About once a week 14.6%
264
16.5%
46
13.0%
42
20.6%
22
22.2%
2
9.6%
8
14.7%
384
More than once a week 23.3%
422
15.8%
44
18.3%
59
15.9%
17
33.3%
3
16.9%
14
21.4%
559
About once a day 12.8%
231
11.5%
32
11.2%
36
9.3%
10
0.0%
0
16.9%
14
12.4%
323
More than once a day 5.8%
105
9.7%
27
6.2%
20
3.7%
4
44.4%
4
6.0%
5
6.3%
165
Missing 4 0 1 0 0 0 5
TOTAL 100.0%
1808
100.0%
278
100.0%
322
100.0%
107
100.0%
9
100.0%
83

2607


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
Never 28.1%
41
22.3%
154
18.8%
68
22.9%
159
16.1%
66
14.0%
42
20.4%
530
A few times a year 8.2%
12
11.2%
77
6.9%
25
10.5%
73
8.8%
36
10.0%
30
9.7%
253
About once a month 6.8%
10
8.4%
58
10.8%
39
7.9%
55
8.6%
35
12.3%
37
9.0%
234
More than once a month 5.5%
8
5.4%
37
6.4%
23
4.3%
30
9.5%
39
5.3%
16
5.9%
153
About once a week 13.0%
19
15.2%
105
15.7%
57
14.7%
102
14.7%
60
13.3%
40
14.7%
383
More than once a week 15.1%
22
16.1%
111
27.9%
101
20.1%
139
25.7%
105
27.2%
82
21.5%
560
About once a day 15.8%
23
13.0%
90
9.9%
36
14.4%
100
10.5%
43
9.6%
29
12.3%
321
More than once a day 7.5%
11
8.1%
56
3.6%
13
5.1%
35
6.1%
25
8.3%
25
6.3%
165
Missing 0 3 1 1 0 2 7
TOTAL 100.0%
146
100.0%
690
100.0%
362
100.0%
693
100.0%
409
100.0%
301

2601


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Never 16.4%
72
26.9%
167
23.6%
207
12.8%
85
20.4%
531
A few times a year 11.4%
50
6.5%
40
11.9%
104
8.9%
59
9.7%
253
About once a month 6.8%
30
7.4%
46
9.9%
87
10.7%
71
9.0%
234
More than once a month 8.2%
36
3.2%
20
5.8%
51
6.9%
46
5.9%
153
About once a week 17.3%
76
13.5%
84
13.8%
121
15.5%
103
14.8%
384
More than once a week 26.4%
116
20.8%
129
17.0%
149
25.0%
166
21.5%
560
About once a day 8.6%
38
14.7%
91
11.7%
103
13.4%
89
12.3%
321
More than once a day 5.0%
22
6.9%
43
6.0%
53
6.9%
46
6.3%
164
Missing 0 0 3 2 5
TOTAL 100.0%
440
100.0%
620
100.0%
877
100.0%
665

2602


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
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

2
0.0%
0
Never 46.6%
143
21.7%
229
17.1%
82
9.7%
41
10.2%
27
11.4%
8

1
20.4%
530
A few times a year 6.8%
21
9.9%
104
9.4%
45
8.8%
37
11.3%
30
24.3%
17

0
9.8%
254
About once a month 5.9%
18
8.2%
86
10.6%
51
11.6%
49
8.6%
23
10.0%
7

0
9.0%
234
More than once a month 2.0%
6
6.8%
72
6.9%
33
5.0%
21
6.8%
18
4.3%
3

0
5.9%
153
About once a week 10.1%
31
14.6%
154
15.0%
72
15.4%
65
17.3%
46
20.0%
14

2
14.7%
382
More than once a week 8.8%
27
19.1%
202
23.3%
112
31.1%
131
31.2%
83
7.1%
5

0
21.5%
560
About once a day 12.4%
38
12.0%
127
11.5%
55
14.7%
62
11.3%
30
12.9%
9

0
12.4%
321
More than once a day 7.5%
23
7.7%
81
6.3%
30
3.6%
15
3.4%
9
10.0%
7

0
6.3%
165
TOTAL 100.0%
307
100.0%
1055
100.0%
480
100.0%
421
100.0%
266
100.0%
70

5

2599