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
Respondent lives with spouse (HR_SPOUS)



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
No 73.4%
408
32.6%
244
35.0%
264
35.0%
144
49.6%
70
43.3%
1130
Yes 26.6%
148
67.4%
504
65.0%
490
65.0%
268
50.4%
71
56.7%
1481
TOTAL 100.0%
556
100.0%
748
100.0%
754
100.0%
412
100.0%
141

2611


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
No 45.9%
620
40.5%
509
43.3%
1129
Yes 54.1%
731
59.5%
749
56.7%
1480
TOTAL 100.0%
1351
100.0%
1258

2609


Political ideology

Very liberal Somewhat liberal Middle of the road Somewhat conservative Very conservative Haven't thought much about it Missing TOTAL
No 55.6%
94
42.3%
160
40.7%
257
35.9%
181
35.1%
79
50.3%
340

18
43.0%
1111
Yes 44.4%
75
57.7%
218
59.3%
375
64.1%
323
64.9%
146
49.7%
336

7
57.0%
1473
TOTAL 100.0%
169
100.0%
378
100.0%
632
100.0%
504
100.0%
225
100.0%
676

25

2584


Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
No 39.4%
713
61.7%
171
47.7%
153
35.8%
39
33.3%
3
59.8%
49
43.2%
1128
Yes 60.6%
1098
38.3%
106
52.3%
168
64.2%
70
66.7%
6
40.2%
33
56.8%
1481
TOTAL 100.0%
1811
100.0%
277
100.0%
321
100.0%
109
100.0%
9
100.0%
82

2609


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
No 59.2%
87
39.2%
272
35.4%
128
42.1%
292
55.6%
228
40.5%
123
43.3%
1130
Yes 40.8%
60
60.8%
422
64.6%
234
57.9%
402
44.4%
182
59.5%
181
56.7%
1481
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
694
100.0%
362
100.0%
694
100.0%
410
100.0%
304

2611


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
No 39.3%
173
44.8%
278
42.1%
371
46.0%
307
43.3%
1129
Yes 60.7%
267
55.2%
343
57.9%
510
54.0%
361
56.7%
1481
TOTAL 100.0%
440
100.0%
621
100.0%
881
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
No 48.7%
149
48.6%
513
40.2%
193
37.6%
158
26.7%
71
52.1%
37

8
43.1%
1121
Yes 51.3%
157
51.4%
543
59.8%
287
62.4%
262
73.3%
195
47.9%
34

2
56.9%
1478
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1056
100.0%
480
100.0%
420
100.0%
266
100.0%
71

10

2599