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
For the next few questions, please think about the past 12 months. In the past 12 months, have you ever had two weeks or longer when nearly every day you felt sad, empty, or depressed for most of the day? (HM24W1) -- 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
Dont know0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Yes34.7%
42
33.0%
155
19.5%
54
24.9%
62
17.4%
29
20.0%
6
26.5%
348
No65.3%
79
67.0%
315
80.5%
223
75.1%
187
81.4%
136
80.0%
24
73.4%
964
TOTAL 100.0%
121
100.0%
470
100.0%
277
100.0%
249
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
Dont know0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.0%
0
Yes27.0%
168
29.7%
70
23.3%
100

9
26.2%
338
No73.0%
454
70.3%
166
76.3%
328

15
73.6%
948
TOTAL 100.0%
622
100.0%
236
100.0%
430

24

1288



Gender

FemaleMaleTOTAL
Refused0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.2%
2
Dont know0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Yes30.9%
210
21.8%
138
26.5%
348
No69.1%
470
77.9%
494
73.4%
964
TOTAL 100.0%
680
100.0%
634

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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
Dont know0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Yes27.0%
247
33.1%
51
21.5%
38
16.1%
10
50.0%
2
26.5%
348
No72.8%
667
66.9%
103
78.5%
139
83.9%
52
50.0%
2
73.3%
963
TOTAL 100.0%
916
100.0%
154
100.0%
177
100.0%
62
100.0%
4

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
Dont know0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Yes35.3%
24
28.2%
96
19.0%
26
24.8%
79
30.7%
65
24.4%
58
26.5%
348
No64.7%
44
71.2%
242
81.0%
111
75.2%
240
69.3%
147
75.6%
180
73.4%
964
TOTAL 100.0%
68
100.0%
340
100.0%
137
100.0%
319
100.0%
212
100.0%
238

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