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
[IF NE_1= 13 OR DK/RF SKIP TO IC_1; ELSE GO TO NE_2.] I want to ask a series of questions about the people you feel closest to - up to four people. So I can ask about the right person, please give me the first name or initials of the person outside of your home you feel closest to. (NE_2)



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
0.8%
3
0.0%
0
0.1%
3
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.8%
1
0.0%
1
Recorded name or initials 99.4%
530
99.4%
698
99.9%
716
98.5%
390
99.2%
131
99.4%
2465
No one close to 0.6%
3
0.6%
4
0.1%
1
0.8%
3
0.0%
0
0.4%
11
Missing 22 45 36 16 9 128
TOTAL 100.0%
533
100.0%
702
100.0%
717
100.0%
396
100.0%
132

2480


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.2%
2
0.1%
1
0.1%
3
Don't know 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Recorded name or initials 99.7%
1286
99.1%
1179
99.4%
2465
No one close to 0.1%
1
0.8%
10
0.4%
11
Missing 61 69 130
TOTAL 100.0%
1290
100.0%
1190

2480


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
0.2%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

1
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1

0
0.0%
1
Recorded name or initials 100.0%
163
100.0%
359
99.5%
599
98.6%
476
100.0%
214
99.5%
634

20
99.5%
2445
No one close to 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
1.2%
6
0.0%
0
0.3%
2

0
0.4%
10
Missing 6 19 30 21 10 38 0 124
TOTAL 100.0%
163
100.0%
359
100.0%
602
100.0%
483
100.0%
214
100.0%
637

21

2458


Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
Refused 0.1%
2
0.8%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
4
Don't know 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Recorded name or initials 99.5%
1756
98.8%
254
99.3%
268
98.0%
100
100.0%
9
100.0%
78
99.4%
2465
No one close to 0.3%
6
0.4%
1
0.7%
2
2.0%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
11
Missing 46 22 51 6 0 5 130
TOTAL 100.0%
1765
100.0%
257
100.0%
270
100.0%
102
100.0%
9
100.0%
78

2481


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
Refused 0.7%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.1%
3
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Recorded name or initials 98.5%
133
99.4%
658
99.7%
357
99.4%
633
99.7%
392
99.0%
292
99.4%
2465
No one close to 0.7%
1
0.3%
2
0.3%
1
0.6%
4
0.3%
1
0.7%
2
0.4%
11
Missing 11 32 4 56 18 9 130
TOTAL 100.0%
135
100.0%
662
100.0%
358
100.0%
637
100.0%
393
100.0%
295

2480


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Refused 0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.2%
1
0.1%
3
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Recorded name or initials 99.1%
429
99.6%
565
99.2%
834
99.7%
638
99.4%
2466
No one close to 0.7%
3
0.4%
2
0.6%
5
0.2%
1
0.4%
11
Missing 7 55 40 28 130
TOTAL 100.0%
433
100.0%
567
100.0%
841
100.0%
640

2481


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 0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.0%
0

0
0.1%
3
Don't know 0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.0%
1
Recorded name or initials 99.3%
268
99.7%
998
99.6%
460
99.3%
406
98.9%
258
97.1%
67

7
99.4%
2457
No one close to 0.0%
0
0.3%
3
0.2%
1
0.7%
3
0.8%
2
2.9%
2

0
0.4%
11
Missing 36 55 17 12 6 2 0 128
TOTAL 100.0%
270
100.0%
1001
100.0%
462
100.0%
409
100.0%
261
100.0%
69

7

2472