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: Your parent, child, or spouse died? (HM_29)



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
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Yes 8.8%
49
13.7%
102
22.6%
170
17.6%
72
10.6%
15
15.7%
408
No 91.2%
506
86.3%
645
77.4%
582
82.0%
336
89.4%
126
84.3%
2195
Missing 0 1 1 2 1 5
TOTAL 100.0%
555
100.0%
747
100.0%
752
100.0%
410
100.0%
141

2605


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Yes 17.0%
229
14.1%
178
15.6%
407
No 83.0%
1117
85.7%
1078
84.3%
2195
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
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.0%
0
Yes 10.1%
17
14.6%
55
14.6%
92
13.1%
66
15.6%
35
21.0%
142

0
15.8%
407
No 89.9%
151
85.4%
323
85.1%
537
86.9%
438
84.4%
190
79.0%
533

23
84.2%
2172
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%
675

23

2581


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 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Yes 15.6%
281
20.9%
58
13.1%
42
10.2%
11
44.4%
4
13.4%
11
15.6%
407
No 84.3%
1524
79.1%
219
86.9%
278
89.8%
97
55.6%
5
86.6%
71
84.3%
2194
Missing 4 0 1 0 0 0 5
TOTAL 100.0%
1807
100.0%
277
100.0%
320
100.0%
108
100.0%
9
100.0%
82

2603


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
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Yes 18.5%
27
17.2%
119
13.8%
50
16.0%
111
14.4%
59
13.2%
40
15.6%
406
No 81.5%
119
82.5%
570
86.2%
312
84.0%
581
85.6%
351
86.8%
262
84.3%
2195
Missing 0 3 1 1 0 2 7
TOTAL 100.0%
146
100.0%
691
100.0%
362
100.0%
692
100.0%
410
100.0%
302

2603


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
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Yes 15.9%
70
18.7%
116
15.4%
135
12.9%
86
15.6%
407
No 84.1%
370
81.3%
505
84.4%
740
87.1%
580
84.3%
2195
Missing 0 0 3 2 5
TOTAL 100.0%
440
100.0%
621
100.0%
877
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 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.0%
0
Yes 20.7%
63
15.9%
168
18.3%
88
9.3%
39
13.5%
36
18.3%
13

0
15.7%
407
No 79.3%
242
84.1%
887
81.7%
392
90.7%
382
86.5%
231
81.7%
58

3
84.3%
2192
TOTAL 100.0%
305
100.0%
1055
100.0%
480
100.0%
421
100.0%
267
100.0%
71

5

2599