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 three years, have you had any of the following life events or problems happened to you: A serious illness, injury or assault happened to a close relative or spouse/partner? (HM_28)



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
0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.7%
1
0.2%
6
Yes 52.3%
290
44.0%
329
47.3%
356
43.8%
179
40.4%
57
46.5%
1211
No 47.7%
265
55.7%
417
52.3%
394
55.7%
228
58.9%
83
53.2%
1387
Missing 0 1 1 2 1 5
TOTAL 100.0%
555
100.0%
748
100.0%
753
100.0%
409
100.0%
141

2606


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 47.8%
643
45.1%
567
46.5%
1210
No 52.0%
700
54.6%
687
53.3%
1387
Missing 5 1 6
TOTAL 100.0%
1346
100.0%
1258

2604


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
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
3

0
0.2%
5
Yes 51.8%
87
46.3%
175
44.1%
278
49.0%
247
43.8%
98
46.7%
315

10
46.5%
1200
No 48.2%
81
53.2%
201
55.6%
351
51.0%
257
56.3%
126
52.9%
357

13
53.2%
1373
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%
675

23

2580


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
0.4%
1
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
5
Yes 48.8%
881
46.4%
129
37.2%
119
42.2%
46
22.2%
2
40.2%
33
46.5%
1210
No 51.0%
921
53.2%
148
62.2%
199
57.8%
63
77.8%
7
59.8%
49
53.3%
1387
Missing 4 0 1 0 0 0 5
TOTAL 100.0%
1806
100.0%
278
100.0%
320
100.0%
109
100.0%
9
100.0%
82

2604


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 0.7%
1
0.1%
1
0.6%
2
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
6
Yes 45.2%
66
47.8%
331
46.1%
167
46.2%
320
44.4%
182
48.0%
145
46.5%
1211
No 54.1%
79
51.7%
358
53.3%
193
53.5%
371
55.6%
228
52.0%
157
53.2%
1386
Missing 0 3 1 1 0 2 7
TOTAL 100.0%
146
100.0%
692
100.0%
362
100.0%
693
100.0%
410
100.0%
302

2605


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
0.3%
3
0.3%
2
0.2%
5
Yes 48.4%
213
45.6%
283
47.3%
415
45.0%
300
46.5%
1211
No 51.6%
227
54.4%
338
52.2%
458
54.7%
364
53.2%
1387
Missing 0 0 3 2 5
TOTAL 100.0%
440
100.0%
621
100.0%
878
100.0%
666

2605


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
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.7%
2
0.0%
0

0
0.2%
6
Yes 45.8%
140
45.5%
481
53.9%
258
41.1%
173
40.8%
109
67.6%
48

0
46.5%
1209
No 53.6%
164
54.3%
573
46.1%
221
58.9%
248
58.4%
156
32.4%
23

3
53.3%
1385
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1056
100.0%
479
100.0%
421
100.0%
267
100.0%
71

5

2600