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 serious problem with a close friend, neighbor, or relative? (HM_33)



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 32.3%
179
24.4%
182
17.8%
134
10.2%
42
11.3%
16
21.2%
553
No 67.7%
376
75.6%
565
82.2%
618
89.3%
366
88.7%
125
78.7%
2050
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 24.9%
335
17.3%
218
21.2%
553
No 75.1%
1011
82.5%
1039
78.7%
2050
Missing 5 1 6
TOTAL 100.0%
1346
100.0%
1259

2605


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 24.3%
41
27.2%
103
20.9%
132
18.3%
92
16.0%
36
21.5%
145

3
21.3%
549
No 75.7%
128
72.8%
275
78.8%
497
81.7%
412
84.0%
189
78.5%
530

20
78.7%
2031
Missing 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
TOTAL 100.0%
169
100.0%
378
100.0%
631
100.0%
504
100.0%
225
100.0%
675

23

2582


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 22.2%
401
25.2%
70
13.4%
43
13.0%
14
33.3%
3
25.3%
21
21.2%
552
No 77.7%
1403
74.8%
208
86.6%
277
87.0%
94
66.7%
6
74.7%
62
78.7%
2050
Missing 4 0 1 0 0 0 5
TOTAL 100.0%
1806
100.0%
278
100.0%
320
100.0%
108
100.0%
9
100.0%
83

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 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Yes 24.7%
36
20.3%
140
20.2%
73
19.2%
133
23.9%
98
23.8%
72
21.2%
552
No 75.3%
110
79.5%
549
79.8%
289
80.8%
560
76.1%
312
76.2%
231
78.7%
2051
Missing 0 3 1 1 0 2 7
TOTAL 100.0%
146
100.0%
691
100.0%
362
100.0%
693
100.0%
410
100.0%
303

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
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Yes 20.7%
91
18.8%
117
21.6%
189
23.4%
156
21.2%
553
No 79.3%
349
81.2%
504
78.2%
686
76.6%
510
78.7%
2049
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 19.6%
60
21.1%
223
23.5%
113
23.5%
99
16.5%
44
19.7%
14

0
21.3%
553
No 80.4%
246
78.9%
832
76.5%
367
76.5%
322
83.5%
223
80.3%
57

3
78.7%
2047
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1055
100.0%
480
100.0%
421
100.0%
267
100.0%
71

5

2600