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: You had a separation due to marital difficulties? (HM_31)



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
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
3
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Yes 13.0%
31
11.0%
71
10.4%
71
2.3%
9
2.3%
3
8.9%
185
No 87.0%
207
88.9%
574
89.6%
611
97.2%
384
97.7%
125
91.0%
1901
Missing 318 102 72 17 14 523
TOTAL 100.0%
238
100.0%
646
100.0%
682
100.0%
395
100.0%
128

2089


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.3%
3
0.1%
3
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Yes 10.5%
115
7.0%
69
8.8%
184
No 89.5%
985
92.7%
915
91.0%
1900
Missing 250 272 522
TOTAL 100.0%
1100
100.0%
987

2087


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
0.6%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.1%
3
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 9.0%
10
9.3%
28
7.6%
39
7.4%
31
7.7%
15
11.5%
61

1
8.9%
184
No 91.0%
101
90.7%
273
91.8%
473
92.6%
388
92.3%
180
88.5%
468

17
91.0%
1883
Missing 57 78 117 85 30 147 0 514
TOTAL 100.0%
111
100.0%
301
100.0%
515
100.0%
419
100.0%
195
100.0%
529

18

2070


Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
Refused 0.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
3
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 7.9%
119
12.1%
22
10.8%
26
6.8%
6
33.3%
3
16.7%
9
8.9%
185
No 92.0%
1394
87.9%
160
88.8%
214
93.2%
82
66.7%
6
83.3%
45
91.0%
1901
Missing 296 96 81 20 0 29 522
TOTAL 100.0%
1515
100.0%
182
100.0%
241
100.0%
88
100.0%
9
100.0%
54

2089


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
3
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 13.1%
13
8.2%
48
7.8%
24
8.8%
50
10.2%
29
8.3%
20
8.8%
184
No 86.9%
86
91.5%
537
92.2%
285
91.0%
514
89.8%
256
91.7%
222
91.0%
1900
Missing 48 107 54 128 125 61 523
TOTAL 100.0%
99
100.0%
587
100.0%
309
100.0%
565
100.0%
285
100.0%
242

2087


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.2%
1
0.1%
3
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Yes 6.7%
24
9.1%
46
9.3%
66
9.5%
49
8.9%
185
No 93.3%
334
90.9%
458
90.4%
642
90.3%
467
91.0%
1901
Missing 82 117 171 151 521
TOTAL 100.0%
358
100.0%
504
100.0%
710
100.0%
517

2089


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 0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

2
0.0%
1
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 7.6%
20
9.7%
75
12.9%
54
5.1%
17
5.7%
14
9.8%
5

0
8.9%
185
No 92.0%
242
90.3%
699
87.1%
365
94.9%
315
94.3%
232
90.2%
46

1
91.1%
1899
Missing 44 282 61 88 20 20 0 515
TOTAL 100.0%
263
100.0%
774
100.0%
419
100.0%
332
100.0%
246
100.0%
51

3

2085