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 step child (HR_STEP)



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 97.5%
542
91.4%
683
95.5%
720
99.0%
408
100.0%
141
95.6%
2494
Yes 2.5%
14
8.6%
64
4.5%
34
1.0%
4
0.0%
0
4.4%
116
TOTAL 100.0%
556
100.0%
747
100.0%
754
100.0%
412
100.0%
141

2610


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
No 98.8%
1336
92.0%
1158
95.5%
2494
Yes 1.2%
16
8.0%
101
4.5%
117
TOTAL 100.0%
1352
100.0%
1259

2611


Political ideology

Very liberal Somewhat liberal Middle of the road Somewhat conservative Very conservative Haven't thought much about it Missing TOTAL
No 97.0%
163
97.6%
369
95.6%
604
95.2%
481
94.6%
212
94.4%
638

26
95.5%
2467
Yes 3.0%
5
2.4%
9
4.4%
28
4.8%
24
5.4%
12
5.6%
38

0
4.5%
116
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
378
100.0%
632
100.0%
505
100.0%
224
100.0%
676

26

2583


Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
No 95.6%
1731
94.2%
262
94.4%
303
100.0%
108
100.0%
9
97.6%
80
95.6%
2493
Yes 4.4%
80
5.8%
16
5.6%
18
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.4%
2
4.4%
116
TOTAL 100.0%
1811
100.0%
278
100.0%
321
100.0%
108
100.0%
9
100.0%
82

2609


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
No 92.5%
136
96.0%
666
96.1%
348
95.7%
664
95.8%
392
94.4%
286
95.5%
2492
Yes 7.5%
11
4.0%
28
3.9%
14
4.3%
30
4.2%
17
5.6%
17
4.5%
117
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
694
100.0%
362
100.0%
694
100.0%
409
100.0%
303

2609


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
No 95.5%
420
95.5%
593
96.0%
846
94.9%
634
95.5%
2493
Yes 4.5%
20
4.5%
28
4.0%
35
5.1%
34
4.5%
117
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 98.0%
300
95.1%
1004
92.3%
442
96.7%
406
98.1%
262
97.2%
69

10
95.5%
2483
Yes 2.0%
6
4.9%
52
7.7%
37
3.3%
14
1.9%
5
2.8%
2

0
4.5%
116
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1056
100.0%
479
100.0%
420
100.0%
267
100.0%
71

10

2599