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 twelve months have you exercised with a friend or family member, such as walking, aerobics, or swimming, or participated in a recreational activity with others? (E.g., bowling, golf, tennis, hunting) (SA_EXRSC)



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
Never 9.7%
54
12.2%
91
20.8%
157
34.2%
141
43.0%
61
19.3%
504
Once 1.3%
7
3.2%
24
1.2%
9
1.0%
4
0.7%
1
1.7%
45
2-4 times 7.4%
41
6.8%
51
9.4%
71
6.1%
25
9.9%
14
7.7%
202
5-9 times 6.8%
38
9.1%
68
7.5%
57
6.3%
26
4.2%
6
7.5%
195
Once a month 13.1%
73
13.1%
98
12.1%
91
7.5%
31
9.2%
13
11.7%
306
Twice a month 18.5%
103
16.5%
123
13.4%
101
10.7%
44
4.2%
6
14.4%
377
Once a week 14.4%
80
15.8%
118
11.8%
89
10.2%
42
7.0%
10
13.0%
339
More than once a week 28.8%
160
23.3%
174
23.8%
180
24.0%
99
21.8%
31
24.7%
644
TOTAL 100.0%
556
100.0%
747
100.0%
755
100.0%
412
100.0%
142

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Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Never 22.2%
300
16.1%
203
19.3%
503
Once 1.3%
18
2.2%
28
1.8%
46
2-4 times 7.8%
105
7.7%
97
7.7%
202
5-9 times 8.1%
110
6.8%
86
7.5%
196
Once a month 11.3%
153
12.1%
152
11.7%
305
Twice a month 13.2%
179
15.6%
197
14.4%
376
Once a week 12.6%
170
13.3%
168
13.0%
338
More than once a week 23.4%
316
26.1%
328
24.7%
644
TOTAL 100.0%
1351
100.0%
1259

2610


Political ideology

Very liberal Somewhat liberal Middle of the road Somewhat conservative Very conservative Haven't thought much about it Missing TOTAL
Never 18.9%
32
13.5%
51
15.8%
100
15.7%
79
16.1%
36
28.1%
190

16
18.9%
488
Once 2.4%
4
0.5%
2
1.7%
11
0.6%
3
0.0%
0
3.7%
25

0
1.7%
45
2-4 times 7.1%
12
6.9%
26
9.0%
57
7.7%
39
6.3%
14
7.7%
52

2
7.7%
200
5-9 times 8.9%
15
5.8%
22
7.0%
44
6.2%
31
9.8%
22
9.2%
62

0
7.6%
196
Once a month 9.5%
16
10.6%
40
14.6%
92
11.3%
57
11.2%
25
11.2%
76

1
11.8%
306
Twice a month 15.4%
26
12.9%
49
14.1%
89
15.7%
79
17.4%
39
13.9%
94

0
14.6%
376
Once a week 14.2%
24
17.9%
68
15.1%
95
11.9%
60
13.8%
31
8.4%
57

1
13.0%
335
More than once a week 23.7%
40
31.9%
121
22.7%
143
31.0%
156
25.4%
57
17.9%
121

5
24.7%
638
TOTAL 100.0%
169
100.0%
379
100.0%
631
100.0%
504
100.0%
224
100.0%
677

25

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Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
Never 16.7%
302
27.8%
77
27.0%
87
17.4%
19
12.5%
1
22.2%
18
19.3%
504
Once 1.6%
29
2.2%
6
1.9%
6
0.9%
1
0.0%
0
2.5%
2
1.7%
44
2-4 times 7.0%
127
10.1%
28
8.1%
26
12.8%
14
0.0%
0
7.4%
6
7.7%
201
5-9 times 6.8%
123
12.6%
35
6.8%
22
5.5%
6
0.0%
0
11.1%
9
7.5%
195
Once a month 11.7%
212
12.6%
35
10.6%
34
14.7%
16
12.5%
1
9.9%
8
11.7%
306
Twice a month 15.7%
285
9.0%
25
14.9%
48
8.3%
9
0.0%
0
12.3%
10
14.5%
377
Once a week 13.9%
251
8.7%
24
10.9%
35
14.7%
16
0.0%
0
14.8%
12
13.0%
338
More than once a week 26.6%
482
17.0%
47
19.9%
64
25.7%
28
75.0%
6
19.8%
16
24.7%
643
TOTAL 100.0%
1811
100.0%
277
100.0%
322
100.0%
109
100.0%
8
100.0%
81

2608


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
Never 26.0%
38
20.7%
144
15.4%
56
22.9%
159
15.6%
64
13.9%
42
19.3%
503
Once 1.4%
2
1.6%
11
0.3%
1
2.4%
17
2.0%
8
2.3%
7
1.8%
46
2-4 times 11.0%
16
8.5%
59
5.0%
18
7.6%
53
9.5%
39
5.6%
17
7.7%
202
5-9 times 11.0%
16
6.6%
46
6.1%
22
7.1%
49
8.3%
34
9.6%
29
7.5%
196
Once a month 12.3%
18
10.7%
74
12.4%
45
10.8%
75
10.7%
44
16.2%
49
11.7%
305
Twice a month 12.3%
18
15.7%
109
14.3%
52
13.1%
91
15.4%
63
14.2%
43
14.4%
376
Once a week 10.3%
15
12.1%
84
17.1%
62
12.2%
85
14.9%
61
10.2%
31
13.0%
338
More than once a week 15.8%
23
24.1%
167
29.5%
107
23.8%
165
23.7%
97
28.1%
85
24.7%
644
TOTAL 100.0%
146
100.0%
694
100.0%
363
100.0%
694
100.0%
410
100.0%
303

2610


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Never 16.1%
71
24.2%
150
20.9%
184
14.9%
100
19.3%
505
Once 1.8%
8
1.9%
12
1.9%
17
1.2%
8
1.7%
45
2-4 times 6.6%
29
5.6%
35
9.4%
83
8.2%
55
7.7%
202
5-9 times 10.7%
47
8.1%
50
6.8%
60
5.7%
38
7.5%
195
Once a month 14.3%
63
10.8%
67
11.0%
97
11.7%
78
11.7%
305
Twice a month 15.5%
68
11.1%
69
14.6%
129
16.4%
110
14.4%
376
Once a week 11.4%
50
12.7%
79
12.9%
114
14.3%
96
13.0%
339
More than once a week 23.6%
104
25.6%
159
22.4%
198
27.5%
184
24.7%
645
TOTAL 100.0%
440
100.0%
621
100.0%
882
100.0%
669

2612


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
Never 41.3%
126
20.2%
213
16.7%
80
11.7%
49
7.9%
21
15.5%
11

4
19.3%
500
Once 3.6%
11
2.1%
22
1.0%
5
1.0%
4
1.1%
3
0.0%
0

0
1.7%
45
2-4 times 8.9%
27
6.7%
71
7.9%
38
6.7%
28
6.4%
17
23.9%
17

2
7.6%
198
5-9 times 8.9%
27
7.0%
74
6.9%
33
7.1%
30
10.2%
27
5.6%
4

0
7.5%
195
Once a month 8.5%
26
11.7%
123
13.1%
63
11.2%
47
14.7%
39
9.9%
7

1
11.7%
305
Twice a month 8.5%
26
16.3%
172
15.4%
74
14.0%
59
14.3%
38
5.6%
4

2
14.4%
373
Once a week 7.2%
22
12.9%
136
11.3%
54
17.6%
74
16.5%
44
11.3%
8

0
13.0%
338
More than once a week 13.1%
40
23.1%
244
27.7%
133
30.7%
129
28.9%
77
28.2%
20

1
24.8%
643
TOTAL 100.0%
305
100.0%
1055
100.0%
480
100.0%
420
100.0%
266
100.0%
71

10

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