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_2b=1, skip to IC_1, else go to NE_2a IF NE_1=2-12 SAY -- And now the first name or initials of the next closest person/IF NE_1=1 ASK -- Is there a second person you feel close to?] Is there a second person you feel close to? And now the first name or initials of the next closest person. (NE_3)



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
1.5%
6
0.0%
0
0.2%
6
Recorded name or initials 97.4%
516
97.3%
678
97.6%
699
96.2%
378
99.2%
130
97.3%
2401
No one close to 2.6%
14
2.7%
19
2.4%
17
2.3%
9
0.8%
1
2.4%
60
Missing 25 50 38 19 10 142
TOTAL 100.0%
530
100.0%
697
100.0%
716
100.0%
393
100.0%
131

2467


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.4%
5
0.1%
1
0.2%
6
Recorded name or initials 97.3%
1252
97.3%
1148
97.3%
2400
No one close to 2.3%
30
2.6%
31
2.5%
61
Missing 64 79 143
TOTAL 100.0%
1287
100.0%
1180

2467


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

5
0.0%
1
Recorded name or initials 96.9%
157
99.4%
357
98.2%
588
98.5%
470
96.3%
207
95.7%
607

16
97.5%
2386
No one close to 3.1%
5
0.6%
2
1.8%
11
1.3%
6
3.7%
8
4.3%
27

1
2.4%
59
Missing 6 20 33 28 10 42 0 139
TOTAL 100.0%
162
100.0%
359
100.0%
599
100.0%
477
100.0%
215
100.0%
634

22

2446


Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
Refused 0.1%
1
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.9%
3
0.2%
5
Recorded name or initials 98.4%
1729
93.3%
238
94.8%
254
100.0%
100
100.0%
9
92.2%
71
97.4%
2401
No one close to 1.5%
27
6.3%
16
5.2%
14
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.9%
3
2.4%
60
Missing 54 23 53 8 0 5 143
TOTAL 100.0%
1757
100.0%
255
100.0%
268
100.0%
100
100.0%
9
100.0%
77

2466


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
Refused 0.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
3
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.2%
5
Recorded name or initials 93.3%
125
97.9%
644
98.9%
353
96.1%
608
97.7%
382
98.6%
289
97.4%
2401
No one close to 6.0%
8
2.1%
14
1.1%
4
3.5%
22
2.3%
9
1.0%
3
2.4%
60
Missing 12 36 5 60 18 11 142
TOTAL 100.0%
134
100.0%
658
100.0%
357
100.0%
633
100.0%
391
100.0%
293

2466


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.6%
4
0.2%
5
Recorded name or initials 97.9%
420
97.3%
549
97.0%
809
97.5%
622
97.4%
2400
No one close to 2.1%
9
2.7%
15
2.9%
24
1.9%
12
2.4%
60
Missing 11 56 46 30 143
TOTAL 100.0%
429
100.0%
564
100.0%
834
100.0%
638

2465


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 1.9%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.0%
0

0
0.2%
6
Recorded name or initials 93.7%
252
96.5%
964
98.5%
453
99.3%
403
98.5%
255
100.0%
67

7
97.3%
2394
No one close to 4.5%
12
3.5%
35
1.5%
7
0.7%
3
1.2%
3
0.0%
0

0
2.4%
60
Missing 37 58 20 15 7 4 0 141
TOTAL 100.0%
269
100.0%
999
100.0%
460
100.0%
406
100.0%
259
100.0%
67

7

2460