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
And who are you next closest to at your congregation? (NE_11)



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
Recorded name or initials 91.1%
154
90.5%
238
94.6%
296
94.7%
178
95.4%
62
93.0%
928
No one close to 8.9%
15
9.5%
25
5.4%
17
5.3%
10
4.6%
3
7.0%
70
Missing 387 484 441 223 76 1611
TOTAL 100.0%
169
100.0%
263
100.0%
313
100.0%
188
100.0%
65

998


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Recorded name or initials 91.8%
536
94.5%
392
92.9%
928
No one close to 8.2%
48
5.5%
23
7.1%
71
Missing 768 843 1611
TOTAL 100.0%
584
100.0%
415

999


Political ideology

Very liberal Somewhat liberal Middle of the road Somewhat conservative Very conservative Haven't thought much about it Missing TOTAL
Recorded name or initials 94.7%
36
92.9%
118
93.3%
208
92.1%
246
95.5%
126
91.2%
186

9
92.8%
920
No one close to 5.3%
2
7.1%
9
6.7%
15
7.9%
21
4.5%
6
8.8%
18

0
7.2%
71
Missing 130 252 409 238 93 473 0 1595
TOTAL 100.0%
38
100.0%
127
100.0%
223
100.0%
267
100.0%
132
100.0%
204

9

991


Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
Recorded name or initials 92.5%
675
95.8%
114
92.7%
76
94.1%
32
85.7%
6
92.6%
25
92.9%
928
No one close to 7.5%
55
4.2%
5
7.3%
6
5.9%
2
14.3%
1
7.4%
2
7.1%
71
Missing 1081 160 240 75 2 55 1613
TOTAL 100.0%
730
100.0%
119
100.0%
82
100.0%
34
100.0%
7
100.0%
27

999


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
Recorded name or initials 95.7%
67
95.6%
351
95.6%
175
90.0%
224
86.8%
33
83.9%
78
92.8%
928
No one close to 4.3%
3
4.4%
16
4.4%
8
10.0%
25
13.2%
5
16.1%
15
7.2%
72
Missing 78 327 179 444 373 211 1612
TOTAL 100.0%
70
100.0%
367
100.0%
183
100.0%
249
100.0%
38
100.0%
93

1000


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Recorded name or initials 90.5%
171
93.3%
209
93.0%
357
94.1%
191
92.8%
928
No one close to 9.5%
18
6.7%
15
7.0%
27
5.9%
12
7.2%
72
Missing 251 398 498 465 1612
TOTAL 100.0%
189
100.0%
224
100.0%
384
100.0%
203

1000


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
Recorded name or initials 94.9%
56
92.3%
373
96.4%
190
90.8%
168
92.6%
113
82.8%
24

3
92.8%
924
No one close to 5.1%
3
7.7%
31
3.6%
7
9.2%
17
7.4%
9
17.2%
5

0
7.2%
72
Missing 247 652 283 236 145 41 0 1604
TOTAL 100.0%
59
100.0%
404
100.0%
197
100.0%
185
100.0%
122
100.0%
29

3

996