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
Number in household over 50 years old (HR_OVR50)



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
0 78.1%
434
90.5%
677
34.3%
259
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
52.5%
1370
1 13.3%
74
7.2%
54
31.9%
241
30.1%
124
39.0%
55
21.0%
548
2 8.3%
46
1.7%
13
32.2%
243
66.0%
272
53.9%
76
24.9%
650
3 or more 0.4%
2
0.5%
4
1.6%
12
3.9%
16
7.1%
10
1.7%
44
TOTAL 100.0%
556
100.0%
748
100.0%
755
100.0%
412
100.0%
141

2612


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
0 49.8%
673
55.3%
696
52.5%
1369
1 22.4%
303
19.5%
245
21.0%
548
2 26.2%
354
23.5%
296
24.9%
650
3 or more 1.6%
21
1.7%
22
1.6%
43
TOTAL 100.0%
1351
100.0%
1259

2610


Political ideology

Very liberal Somewhat liberal Middle of the road Somewhat conservative Very conservative Haven't thought much about it Missing TOTAL
0 60.9%
103
54.0%
204
50.8%
321
50.5%
254
42.9%
96
56.5%
382

10
52.7%
1360
1 18.9%
32
20.6%
78
20.7%
131
20.1%
101
23.7%
53
20.4%
138

14
20.6%
533
2 20.1%
34
24.3%
92
27.2%
172
27.8%
140
30.4%
68
20.9%
141

1
25.1%
647
3 or more 0.0%
0
1.1%
4
1.3%
8
1.6%
8
3.1%
7
2.2%
15

0
1.6%
42
TOTAL 100.0%
169
100.0%
378
100.0%
632
100.0%
503
100.0%
224
100.0%
676

25

2582


Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
0 49.9%
903
57.8%
160
62.3%
200
52.8%
57
55.6%
5
52.4%
43
52.5%
1368
1 19.6%
355
28.5%
79
22.7%
73
14.8%
16
44.4%
4
26.8%
22
21.1%
549
2 29.0%
526
11.9%
33
13.7%
44
31.5%
34
0.0%
0
13.4%
11
24.8%
648
3 or more 1.5%
27
1.8%
5
1.2%
4
0.9%
1
0.0%
0
7.3%
6
1.6%
43
TOTAL 100.0%
1811
100.0%
277
100.0%
321
100.0%
108
100.0%
9
100.0%
82

2608


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
0 54.7%
81
50.3%
349
46.7%
169
50.9%
353
63.2%
259
52.6%
160
52.5%
1371
1 35.8%
53
20.3%
141
19.9%
72
21.5%
149
16.6%
68
21.7%
66
21.0%
549
2 8.8%
13
26.9%
187
32.6%
118
24.9%
173
20.2%
83
25.0%
76
24.9%
650
3 or more 0.7%
1
2.4%
17
0.8%
3
2.7%
19
0.0%
0
0.7%
2
1.6%
42
TOTAL 100.0%
148
100.0%
694
100.0%
362
100.0%
694
100.0%
410
100.0%
304

2612


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
0 51.1%
225
48.9%
304
55.2%
486
53.1%
355
52.5%
1370
1 18.4%
81
22.8%
142
20.2%
178
22.0%
147
21.0%
548
2 28.6%
126
27.0%
168
22.8%
201
23.1%
154
24.9%
649
3 or more 1.8%
8
1.3%
8
1.7%
15
1.8%
12
1.6%
43
TOTAL 100.0%
440
100.0%
622
100.0%
880
100.0%
668

2610


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
0 46.6%
143
53.5%
564
56.0%
269
55.2%
232
49.4%
132
35.2%
25

5
52.5%
1365
1 27.7%
85
21.2%
224
21.0%
101
17.1%
72
17.2%
46
23.9%
17

2
21.0%
545
2 24.8%
76
24.2%
255
21.0%
101
25.2%
106
33.0%
88
29.6%
21

2
24.9%
647
3 or more 1.0%
3
1.1%
12
1.9%
9
2.4%
10
0.4%
1
11.3%
8

0
1.7%
43
TOTAL 100.0%
307
100.0%
1055
100.0%
480
100.0%
420
100.0%
267
100.0%
71

9

2600