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 close family friend or another relative (aunt, cousin, grandparent) died? (HM_30)



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 0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Yes 62.3%
346
59.0%
441
61.8%
465
65.3%
267
67.9%
95
62.0%
1614
No 37.3%
207
41.0%
306
38.2%
287
34.2%
140
32.1%
45
37.8%
985
Missing 0 1 1 2 1 5
TOTAL 100.0%
555
100.0%
747
100.0%
752
100.0%
409
100.0%
140

2603


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.1%
2
Yes 61.2%
824
62.8%
790
62.0%
1614
No 38.8%
522
36.9%
464
37.9%
986
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
0.3%
2

0
0.1%
2
Yes 61.9%
104
64.8%
245
60.0%
378
63.1%
318
67.1%
151
59.7%
403

15
62.0%
1599
No 38.1%
64
35.2%
133
39.7%
250
36.9%
186
32.9%
74
40.0%
270

8
37.9%
977
Missing 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
378
100.0%
630
100.0%
504
100.0%
225
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
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
3
Yes 63.7%
1150
66.2%
184
53.4%
171
50.5%
55
77.8%
7
57.3%
47
62.0%
1614
No 36.1%
652
33.5%
93
46.6%
149
49.5%
54
22.2%
2
42.7%
35
37.8%
985
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
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
3
Yes 64.6%
95
64.7%
447
59.3%
214
63.5%
440
63.8%
261
51.7%
156
62.0%
1613
No 34.7%
51
35.0%
242
40.7%
147
36.5%
253
35.7%
146
48.3%
146
37.8%
985
Missing 0 3 1 1 0 2 7
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
691
100.0%
361
100.0%
693
100.0%
409
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
0.3%
3
0.0%
0
0.1%
3
Yes 61.1%
269
61.2%
380
64.7%
568
59.8%
398
62.0%
1615
No 38.9%
171
38.8%
241
34.7%
305
40.2%
268
37.8%
985
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 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

2
0.0%
1
Yes 57.2%
175
64.8%
684
64.9%
311
54.6%
230
62.0%
165
69.0%
49

0
62.1%
1614
No 42.8%
131
35.1%
371
35.1%
168
45.4%
191
38.0%
101
31.0%
22

1
37.9%
984
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1056
100.0%
479
100.0%
421
100.0%
266
100.0%
71

5

2599