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
In the past twelve months, have you ever had two weeks or longer when nearly every day you felt worthless? (HM_25)



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
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.1%
1
0.2%
1
0.7%
1
0.2%
5
Yes 17.4%
97
14.3%
107
15.6%
117
11.7%
48
9.9%
14
14.7%
383
No 82.6%
459
85.4%
638
84.3%
634
87.5%
358
89.4%
126
85.0%
2215
Missing 0 1 1 2 1 5
TOTAL 100.0%
556
100.0%
747
100.0%
752
100.0%
409
100.0%
141

2605


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.2%
3
0.2%
2
0.2%
5
Yes 16.7%
225
12.5%
157
14.7%
382
No 83.0%
1117
87.2%
1097
85.1%
2214
Missing 5 1 6
TOTAL 100.0%
1345
100.0%
1258

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
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.4%
3

1
0.2%
5
Yes 20.8%
35
14.0%
53
12.0%
76
10.7%
54
8.9%
20
21.0%
142

4
14.7%
380
No 79.2%
133
86.0%
325
87.5%
552
89.1%
449
91.1%
205
78.6%
531

19
85.0%
2195
Missing 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
378
100.0%
631
100.0%
504
100.0%
225
100.0%
676

24

2582


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
Don't know 0.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.9%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
5
Yes 13.6%
245
17.0%
47
18.4%
59
8.3%
9
0.0%
0
27.7%
23
14.7%
383
No 86.2%
1558
83.0%
230
80.7%
259
91.7%
99
100.0%
9
72.3%
60
85.0%
2215
Missing 4 0 1 0 0 0 5
TOTAL 100.0%
1807
100.0%
277
100.0%
321
100.0%
108
100.0%
9
100.0%
83

2605


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
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
5
Yes 17.0%
25
15.5%
107
10.8%
39
14.0%
97
20.7%
85
10.3%
31
14.7%
384
No 83.0%
122
83.9%
580
89.2%
323
85.6%
594
79.3%
325
89.7%
271
85.0%
2215
Missing 0 3 1 1 0 2 7
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
691
100.0%
362
100.0%
694
100.0%
410
100.0%
302

2606


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.5%
3
0.2%
5
Yes 13.9%
61
14.8%
92
16.5%
145
12.6%
84
14.7%
382
No 86.1%
379
85.2%
528
83.0%
729
86.9%
579
85.1%
2215
Missing 0 0 3 2 5
TOTAL 100.0%
440
100.0%
620
100.0%
878
100.0%
666

2604


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
Don't know 0.7%
2
0.1%
1
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.2%
5
Yes 25.2%
77
18.0%
190
11.6%
56
9.5%
40
7.1%
19
2.8%
2

0
14.8%
384
No 74.2%
227
81.9%
865
87.9%
423
90.5%
381
92.9%
248
97.2%
69

3
85.0%
2213
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1056
100.0%
481
100.0%
421
100.0%
267
100.0%
71

5

2602