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 had friends over to your home? (SA_FRW1) -- 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
Never20.7%
25
12.3%
58
10.1%
28
7.3%
18
4.2%
7
25.8%
8
11.0%
144
Once2.5%
3
2.8%
13
0.7%
2
2.8%
7
0.6%
1
0.0%
0
2.0%
26
Two-four times8.3%
10
12.3%
58
10.8%
30
9.3%
23
13.8%
23
3.2%
1
11.0%
145
Five-nine times6.6%
8
8.9%
42
13.3%
37
8.5%
21
13.8%
23
3.2%
1
10.0%
132
Once a month28.1%
34
15.1%
71
18.7%
52
25.8%
64
25.7%
43
16.1%
5
20.5%
269
Twice a month5.8%
7
19.1%
90
22.3%
62
25.0%
62
20.4%
34
25.8%
8
20.0%
263
Once a week12.4%
15
15.3%
72
10.8%
30
8.9%
22
13.2%
22
12.9%
4
12.5%
165
More than once a week15.7%
19
14.0%
66
13.3%
37
12.5%
31
8.4%
14
12.9%
4
13.0%
171
TOTAL 100.0%
121
100.0%
470
100.0%
278
100.0%
248
100.0%
167
100.0%
31

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Political party

DemocratNeitherRepublicanMissingTOTAL
Never9.8%
61
11.4%
27
11.7%
50

5
10.7%
138
Once1.9%
12
0.8%
2
2.6%
11

1
1.9%
25
Two-four times12.3%
77
12.3%
29
8.6%
37

2
11.1%
143
Five-nine times8.3%
52
10.2%
24
11.9%
51

4
9.9%
127
Once a month21.2%
132
18.6%
44
20.8%
89

2
20.6%
265
Twice a month17.8%
111
19.9%
47
24.3%
104

0
20.3%
262
Once a week13.5%
84
14.0%
33
10.5%
45

4
12.6%
162
More than once a week15.2%
95
12.7%
30
9.6%
41

7
12.9%
166
TOTAL 100.0%
624
100.0%
236
100.0%
428

25

1288



Gender

FemaleMaleTOTAL
Never10.4%
71
11.4%
72
10.9%
143
Once2.1%
14
1.9%
12
2.0%
26
Two-four times12.1%
82
10.0%
63
11.0%
145
Five-nine times11.0%
75
8.8%
56
10.0%
131
Once a month19.6%
133
21.2%
134
20.3%
267
Twice a month19.3%
131
21.0%
133
20.1%
264
Once a week12.9%
88
12.2%
77
12.6%
165
More than once a week12.6%
86
13.6%
86
13.1%
172
TOTAL 100.0%
680
100.0%
633

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Race

White/Caucasian/AngloBlack/African AmericanHispanic/Latino(a)Asian/Asian AmericanNative AmericanTOTAL
Never10.5%
96
11.0%
17
13.5%
24
9.5%
6
0.0%
0
10.9%
143
Once1.5%
14
2.6%
4
4.5%
8
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.0%
26
Two-four times9.5%
87
13.6%
21
14.6%
26
15.9%
10
40.0%
2
11.1%
146
Five-nine times9.0%
82
13.6%
21
9.0%
16
19.0%
12
0.0%
0
10.0%
131
Once a month22.5%
206
18.2%
28
11.8%
21
20.6%
13
20.0%
1
20.4%
269
Twice a month22.2%
203
13.0%
20
14.6%
26
19.0%
12
40.0%
2
20.0%
263
Once a week12.6%
115
9.1%
14
19.7%
35
3.2%
2
0.0%
0
12.6%
166
More than once a week12.3%
113
18.8%
29
12.4%
22
12.7%
8
0.0%
0
13.1%
172
TOTAL 100.0%
916
100.0%
154
100.0%
178
100.0%
63
100.0%
5

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Religion

Black ProtestantEvangelical ProtestantMainline ProtestantCatholicOther faithNonaffiliatedTOTAL
Never11.8%
8
12.7%
43
12.5%
17
14.1%
45
6.6%
14
6.3%
15
10.8%
142
Once1.5%
1
1.2%
4
1.5%
2
3.4%
11
0.9%
2
2.1%
5
1.9%
25
Two-four times13.2%
9
9.2%
31
15.4%
21
13.1%
42
8.5%
18
10.1%
24
11.1%
145
Five-nine times13.2%
9
10.1%
34
6.6%
9
11.3%
36
11.3%
24
8.0%
19
10.0%
131
Once a month16.2%
11
23.4%
79
21.3%
29
16.9%
54
21.2%
45
21.0%
50
20.4%
268
Twice a month19.1%
13
19.8%
67
23.5%
32
15.0%
48
22.6%
48
23.1%
55
20.0%
263
Once a week8.8%
6
12.1%
41
7.4%
10
13.4%
43
16.0%
34
13.0%
31
12.6%
165
More than once a week16.2%
11
11.5%
39
11.8%
16
12.8%
41
12.7%
27
16.4%
39
13.2%
173
TOTAL 100.0%
68
100.0%
338
100.0%
136
100.0%
320
100.0%
212
100.0%
238

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