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 think about or are you aware of what race you are? (RE_17) -- Wave 2 (2012)



Variable Comparisons

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

Education

Less than high schoolGED or high school diplomaVocational/technical diploma or associate degreeBachelorsGraduate degreeOtherTOTAL
About every day26.5%
31
19.0%
86
21.7%
58
13.5%
33
18.1%
30
26.7%
8
19.3%
246
About once a week5.1%
6
7.9%
36
11.6%
31
13.5%
33
10.2%
17
6.7%
2
9.8%
125
About once a month7.7%
9
4.9%
22
7.5%
20
9.4%
23
13.3%
22
3.3%
1
7.6%
97
Less than monthly13.7%
16
18.8%
85
25.1%
67
31.6%
77
33.1%
55
23.3%
7
24.0%
307
Never47.0%
55
49.4%
224
34.1%
91
32.0%
78
25.3%
42
40.0%
12
39.3%
502
Missing4171031035
TOTAL 100.0%
117
100.0%
453
100.0%
267
100.0%
244
100.0%
166
100.0%
30

1277



Political party

DemocratNeitherRepublicanMissingTOTAL
About every day25.4%
156
18.0%
42
11.6%
49

0
19.4%
247
About once a week10.1%
62
10.7%
25
9.0%
38

0
9.8%
125
About once a month8.5%
52
7.7%
18
6.6%
28

0
7.7%
98
Less than monthly22.7%
139
22.3%
52
27.6%
117

0
24.3%
308
Never33.3%
204
41.2%
96
45.3%
192

11
38.7%
492
Missing1156022
TOTAL 100.0%
613
100.0%
233
100.0%
424

11

1270



Gender

FemaleMaleTOTAL
About every day17.4%
116
21.4%
131
19.3%
247
About once a week9.6%
64
10.0%
61
9.8%
125
About once a month7.3%
49
7.8%
48
7.6%
97
Less than monthly23.1%
154
25.2%
154
24.1%
308
Never42.6%
284
35.6%
218
39.2%
502
Missing142236
TOTAL 100.0%
667
100.0%
612

1279



Race

White/Caucasian/AngloBlack/African AmericanHispanic/Latino(a)Asian/Asian AmericanNative AmericanTOTAL
About every day9.7%
87
47.7%
72
41.6%
72
29.1%
16
0.0%
0
19.3%
247
About once a week9.5%
85
3.3%
5
12.7%
22
21.8%
12
50.0%
2
9.9%
126
About once a month7.1%
64
7.3%
11
9.8%
17
7.3%
4
25.0%
1
7.6%
97
Less than monthly28.5%
255
13.9%
21
11.6%
20
18.2%
10
25.0%
1
24.0%
307
Never45.2%
405
27.8%
42
24.3%
42
23.6%
13
0.0%
0
39.2%
502
Missing20456035
TOTAL 100.0%
896
100.0%
151
100.0%
173
100.0%
55
100.0%
4

1279



Religion

Black ProtestantEvangelical ProtestantMainline ProtestantCatholicOther faithNonaffiliatedTOTAL
About every day51.5%
35
17.9%
60
11.1%
15
25.2%
77
12.6%
26
14.8%
34
19.3%
247
About once a week1.5%
1
8.3%
28
12.6%
17
6.9%
21
14.5%
30
12.2%
28
9.8%
125
About once a month4.4%
3
3.9%
13
7.4%
10
11.4%
35
6.3%
13
10.4%
24
7.6%
98
Less than monthly5.9%
4
26.2%
88
27.4%
37
18.3%
56
30.9%
64
25.7%
59
24.0%
308
Never36.8%
25
43.8%
147
41.5%
56
38.2%
117
35.7%
74
37.0%
85
39.3%
504
Missing152155836
TOTAL 100.0%
68
100.0%
336
100.0%
135
100.0%
306
100.0%
207
100.0%
230

1282