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
About how many times in the past 12 months have you visited family in person or had them visit you? (SA_FAW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)



Variable Comparisons

[Education | Political Party | Gender | Race | Religious Tradition ]

Education

Less than high schoolGED or high school diplomaVocational/technical diploma or associate degreeBachelorsGraduate degreeOtherTOTAL
Never9.8%
12
1.7%
8
5.4%
15
2.4%
6
1.8%
3
3.2%
1
3.4%
45
Once1.6%
2
3.0%
14
2.5%
7
2.8%
7
1.2%
2
3.2%
1
2.5%
33
Two-four times4.9%
6
8.9%
42
7.9%
22
12.5%
31
14.4%
24
6.5%
2
9.7%
127
Five-nine times12.3%
15
11.1%
52
11.9%
33
12.9%
32
19.2%
32
9.7%
3
12.7%
167
Once a month14.8%
18
11.3%
53
11.2%
31
16.9%
42
18.6%
31
3.2%
1
13.4%
176
Twice a month10.7%
13
17.0%
80
16.6%
46
19.0%
47
16.8%
28
16.1%
5
16.7%
219
Once a week13.9%
17
19.8%
93
21.3%
59
14.5%
36
16.2%
27
19.4%
6
18.1%
238
More than once a week32.0%
39
27.2%
128
23.1%
64
19.0%
47
12.0%
20
38.7%
12
23.6%
310
TOTAL 100.0%
122
100.0%
470
100.0%
277
100.0%
248
100.0%
167
100.0%
31

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Political party

DemocratNeitherRepublicanMissingTOTAL
Never4.5%
28
3.8%
9
1.4%
6

0
3.3%
43
Once2.9%
18
3.4%
8
1.2%
5

1
2.4%
31
Two-four times10.0%
62
9.3%
22
9.7%
42

2
9.8%
126
Five-nine times11.2%
70
19.5%
46
11.8%
51

1
12.9%
167
Once a month14.0%
87
11.0%
26
13.5%
58

5
13.3%
171
Twice a month15.2%
95
12.3%
29
21.8%
94

1
16.9%
218
Once a week17.0%
106
19.5%
46
18.1%
78

9
17.8%
230
More than once a week25.2%
157
21.2%
50
22.5%
97

6
23.6%
304
TOTAL 100.0%
623
100.0%
236
100.0%
431

25

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Gender

FemaleMaleTOTAL
Never3.5%
24
3.2%
20
3.3%
44
Once2.3%
16
2.5%
16
2.4%
32
Two-four times7.3%
50
12.3%
78
9.7%
128
Five-nine times11.7%
80
13.7%
87
12.7%
167
Once a month14.1%
96
12.6%
80
13.4%
176
Twice a month15.6%
106
18.0%
114
16.7%
220
Once a week18.4%
125
17.8%
113
18.1%
238
More than once a week27.0%
184
19.9%
126
23.6%
310
TOTAL 100.0%
681
100.0%
634

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Race

White/Caucasian/AngloBlack/African AmericanHispanic/Latino(a)Asian/Asian AmericanNative AmericanTOTAL
Never2.5%
23
5.2%
8
2.8%
5
11.1%
7
0.0%
0
3.3%
43
Once1.7%
16
3.2%
5
4.5%
8
6.3%
4
0.0%
0
2.5%
33
Two-four times9.9%
91
10.4%
16
6.8%
12
12.7%
8
0.0%
0
9.7%
127
Five-nine times13.5%
124
9.7%
15
10.2%
18
14.3%
9
20.0%
1
12.7%
167
Once a month13.8%
126
9.1%
14
11.3%
20
20.6%
13
60.0%
3
13.4%
176
Twice a month18.1%
166
13.6%
21
17.5%
31
3.2%
2
0.0%
0
16.7%
220
Once a week16.7%
153
17.5%
27
24.9%
44
22.2%
14
0.0%
0
18.1%
238
More than once a week23.7%
217
31.2%
48
22.0%
39
9.5%
6
20.0%
1
23.7%
311
TOTAL 100.0%
916
100.0%
154
100.0%
177
100.0%
63
100.0%
5

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Religion

Black ProtestantEvangelical ProtestantMainline ProtestantCatholicOther faithNonaffiliatedTOTAL
Never4.4%
3
1.5%
5
0.0%
0
5.0%
16
3.3%
7
4.6%
11
3.2%
42
Once2.9%
2
2.1%
7
0.7%
1
2.8%
9
3.3%
7
2.5%
6
2.4%
32
Two-four times8.8%
6
11.2%
38
10.3%
14
6.6%
21
11.7%
25
10.5%
25
9.8%
129
Five-nine times7.4%
5
9.1%
31
9.6%
13
13.2%
42
14.1%
30
19.3%
46
12.7%
167
Once a month5.9%
4
18.5%
63
16.9%
23
11.3%
36
10.3%
22
11.8%
28
13.4%
176
Twice a month14.7%
10
17.4%
59
18.4%
25
22.3%
71
12.7%
27
11.8%
28
16.7%
220
Once a week23.5%
16
15.6%
53
20.6%
28
19.4%
62
18.3%
39
16.8%
40
18.1%
238
More than once a week32.4%
22
24.7%
84
23.5%
32
19.4%
62
26.3%
56
22.7%
54
23.6%
310
TOTAL 100.0%
68
100.0%
340
100.0%
136
100.0%
319
100.0%
213
100.0%
238

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