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 CA_1=1, ASK NE_10] We would like to add two names from your congregation - not including your parents, siblings, or children. Besides those already mentioned, what is the first name or initials of the person you are closest to at your congregation? (NE_10)



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
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
Recorded name or initials 76.8%
169
75.1%
263
77.7%
313
81.7%
188
81.3%
65
77.8%
998
No one close to 23.2%
51
24.6%
86
22.3%
90
18.3%
42
18.8%
15
22.1%
284
Missing 335 398 351 181 62 1327
TOTAL 100.0%
220
100.0%
350
100.0%
403
100.0%
230
100.0%
80

1283


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.1%
1
Recorded name or initials 75.5%
583
81.4%
415
77.8%
998
No one close to 24.5%
189
18.4%
94
22.1%
283
Missing 578 749 1327
TOTAL 100.0%
772
100.0%
510

1282


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
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
1

0
0.1%
1
Recorded name or initials 71.7%
38
69.4%
127
77.2%
223
85.5%
266
83.5%
132
73.1%
204

9
77.8%
990
No one close to 28.3%
15
30.6%
56
22.8%
66
14.5%
45
16.5%
26
26.5%
74

2
22.2%
282
Missing 116 196 342 193 67 398 0 1312
TOTAL 100.0%
53
100.0%
183
100.0%
289
100.0%
311
100.0%
158
100.0%
279

11

1273


Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
Recorded name or initials 79.2%
730
79.7%
118
71.1%
81
60.7%
34
87.5%
7
80.0%
28
77.8%
998
No one close to 20.8%
192
19.6%
29
28.9%
33
39.3%
22
12.5%
1
20.0%
7
22.1%
284
Missing 889 130 207 52 1 48 1327
TOTAL 100.0%
922
100.0%
148
100.0%
114
100.0%
56
100.0%
8
100.0%
35

1283


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
Recorded name or initials 81.2%
69
85.2%
367
79.0%
184
67.7%
249
75.5%
37
78.8%
93
77.8%
999
No one close to 18.8%
16
14.6%
63
21.0%
49
32.3%
119
24.5%
12
21.2%
25
22.1%
284
Missing 61 264 130 326 361 186 1328
TOTAL 100.0%
85
100.0%
431
100.0%
233
100.0%
368
100.0%
49
100.0%
118

1284


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
Recorded name or initials 74.7%
189
70.6%
223
84.4%
383
78.1%
203
77.8%
998
No one close to 25.3%
64
29.4%
93
15.4%
70
21.9%
57
22.1%
284
Missing 187 305 427 408 1327
TOTAL 100.0%
253
100.0%
316
100.0%
454
100.0%
260

1283


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 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
1
0.0%
0

0
0.1%
1
Recorded name or initials 72.0%
59
79.5%
404
77.9%
197
77.7%
185
73.8%
121
83.3%
30

3
77.8%
996
No one close to 28.0%
23
20.5%
104
22.1%
56
22.3%
53
25.6%
42
16.7%
6

0
22.2%
284
Missing 224 547 227 183 102 36 0 1319
TOTAL 100.0%
82
100.0%
508
100.0%
253
100.0%
238
100.0%
164
100.0%
36

3

1281