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 became unemployed or you were seeking work unsuccessfully for more than one month? (HM_35)



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
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Yes 30.3%
168
19.8%
148
21.9%
165
8.8%
36
0.0%
0
19.9%
517
No 69.7%
387
80.2%
599
78.1%
587
90.5%
370
100.0%
140
80.0%
2083
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 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Yes 18.1%
243
21.8%
275
19.9%
518
No 81.9%
1102
78.0%
982
80.0%
2084
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
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.0%
1
Yes 22.6%
38
20.9%
79
22.0%
139
16.9%
85
12.4%
28
21.6%
146

3
19.9%
515
No 77.4%
130
79.1%
299
77.7%
490
82.9%
418
87.6%
197
78.4%
530

20
79.9%
2064
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%
676

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 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Yes 17.9%
324
28.2%
78
20.3%
65
21.1%
23
22.2%
2
31.7%
26
19.9%
518
No 81.9%
1479
71.8%
199
79.7%
255
78.9%
86
77.8%
7
68.3%
56
80.0%
2082
Missing 4 0 1 0 0 0 5
TOTAL 100.0%
1806
100.0%
277
100.0%
320
100.0%
109
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
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Yes 28.1%
41
17.9%
124
9.1%
33
17.0%
118
29.3%
120
27.2%
82
19.9%
518
No 71.9%
105
81.8%
565
90.6%
327
83.0%
575
70.7%
290
72.8%
220
80.0%
2082
Missing 0 3 1 1 0 2 7
TOTAL 100.0%
146
100.0%
691
100.0%
361
100.0%
693
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 0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Yes 18.9%
83
20.5%
127
20.9%
183
18.6%
124
19.9%
517
No 80.9%
356
79.5%
494
78.9%
692
81.4%
542
80.0%
2084
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
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.0%
1
Yes 21.6%
66
20.7%
218
24.2%
116
15.4%
65
15.7%
42
14.1%
10

0
19.9%
517
No 78.4%
240
79.3%
837
75.8%
364
84.3%
355
84.3%
225
85.9%
61

3
80.1%
2082
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1055
100.0%
480
100.0%
421
100.0%
267
100.0%
71

5

2600