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 12 months, have you ever had two weeks or longer when nearly every day you felt hopeless? (HM26W1) -- 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 know2.5%
3
0.0%
0
0.7%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
5
Yes25.4%
31
19.6%
92
6.9%
19
9.3%
23
7.8%
13
13.3%
4
13.9%
182
No72.1%
88
80.4%
377
92.4%
256
90.7%
225
91.0%
152
86.7%
26
85.6%
1124
TOTAL 100.0%
122
100.0%
469
100.0%
277
100.0%
248
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 know0.5%
3
0.8%
2
0.0%
0

0
0.4%
5
Yes16.1%
100
14.3%
34
10.7%
46

3
14.0%
180
No83.5%
520
84.8%
201
88.8%
382

21
85.5%
1103
TOTAL 100.0%
623
100.0%
237
100.0%
430

24

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Gender

FemaleMaleTOTAL
Refused0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.2%
2
Dont know0.6%
4
0.2%
1
0.4%
5
Yes15.7%
107
12.0%
76
13.9%
183
No83.7%
569
87.5%
555
85.5%
1124
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 know0.3%
3
0.6%
1
0.0%
0
1.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.4%
5
Yes14.2%
130
13.6%
21
15.8%
28
3.2%
2
50.0%
2
13.9%
183
No85.3%
782
85.7%
132
84.2%
149
95.2%
59
50.0%
2
85.5%
1124
TOTAL 100.0%
917
100.0%
154
100.0%
177
100.0%
62
100.0%
4

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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 know1.4%
1
0.9%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.4%
5
Yes14.5%
10
13.9%
47
8.0%
11
15.4%
49
13.7%
29
15.1%
36
13.9%
182
No84.1%
58
84.7%
287
92.0%
126
84.6%
269
85.8%
182
84.9%
202
85.6%
1124
TOTAL 100.0%
69
100.0%
339
100.0%
137
100.0%
318
100.0%
212
100.0%
238

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