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 visited family in person or had them visit you? (SA_FAMLY)



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
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.4%
2
0.1%
2
Never 2.0%
11
4.1%
31
3.3%
25
3.9%
16
2.1%
3
3.3%
86
Once 3.4%
19
4.3%
32
2.6%
20
2.9%
12
1.4%
2
3.3%
85
2-4 times 9.5%
53
10.6%
79
11.1%
84
8.5%
35
13.5%
19
10.3%
270
5-9 times 12.8%
71
12.2%
91
11.4%
86
9.7%
40
12.1%
17
11.7%
305
Once a month 15.9%
88
12.0%
90
14.0%
106
14.3%
59
12.8%
18
13.8%
361
Twice a month 14.1%
78
14.8%
111
14.8%
112
17.7%
73
18.4%
26
15.3%
400
Once a week 15.5%
86
18.9%
141
16.2%
122
17.5%
72
21.3%
30
17.3%
451
More than once a week 26.8%
149
23.1%
173
26.5%
200
25.5%
105
17.0%
24
24.9%
651
TOTAL 100.0%
555
100.0%
748
100.0%
755
100.0%
412
100.0%
141

2611


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Don't know 0.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Never 2.9%
39
3.7%
47
3.3%
86
Once 3.1%
42
3.4%
43
3.3%
85
2-4 times 8.4%
113
12.4%
156
10.3%
269
5-9 times 11.2%
152
12.2%
153
11.7%
305
Once a month 13.3%
180
14.5%
182
13.9%
362
Twice a month 14.0%
190
16.7%
210
15.3%
400
Once a week 17.5%
237
17.0%
214
17.3%
451
More than once a week 29.4%
398
20.2%
254
25.0%
652
TOTAL 100.0%
1353
100.0%
1259

2612


Political ideology

Very liberal Somewhat liberal Middle of the road Somewhat conservative Very conservative Haven't thought much about it Missing TOTAL
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

1
0.0%
1
Never 3.0%
5
3.2%
12
2.5%
16
3.2%
16
2.7%
6
4.1%
28

2
3.2%
83
Once 6.5%
11
2.6%
10
3.5%
22
1.4%
7
0.4%
1
4.6%
31

4
3.2%
82
2-4 times 14.3%
24
13.2%
50
10.9%
69
7.5%
38
8.0%
18
9.6%
65

6
10.2%
264
5-9 times 14.3%
24
8.7%
33
12.8%
81
13.4%
68
9.4%
21
11.3%
76

1
11.7%
303
Once a month 14.3%
24
17.9%
68
10.6%
67
12.6%
64
14.7%
33
15.4%
104

1
13.9%
360
Twice a month 12.5%
21
15.6%
59
13.8%
87
19.8%
100
18.8%
42
13.0%
88

1
15.4%
397
Once a week 14.3%
24
15.3%
58
21.6%
136
14.8%
75
23.7%
53
14.8%
100

4
17.3%
446
More than once a week 20.8%
35
23.5%
89
24.2%
153
27.1%
137
22.3%
50
27.1%
183

5
25.0%
647
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
379
100.0%
631
100.0%
506
100.0%
224
100.0%
675

25

2583


Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
Don't know 0.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Never 2.5%
46
3.6%
10
4.7%
15
6.5%
7
0.0%
0
9.8%
8
3.3%
86
Once 2.0%
36
3.6%
10
5.6%
18
10.2%
11
0.0%
0
12.2%
10
3.3%
85
2-4 times 9.4%
170
13.7%
38
10.2%
33
13.0%
14
0.0%
0
18.3%
15
10.3%
270
5-9 times 12.2%
221
10.1%
28
10.6%
34
13.0%
14
22.2%
2
7.3%
6
11.7%
305
Once a month 14.1%
255
9.7%
27
13.4%
43
20.4%
22
0.0%
0
17.1%
14
13.8%
361
Twice a month 16.9%
306
13.3%
37
13.0%
42
5.6%
6
0.0%
0
11.0%
9
15.3%
400
Once a week 17.3%
314
15.1%
42
19.3%
62
20.4%
22
44.4%
4
8.5%
7
17.3%
451
More than once a week 25.5%
462
30.9%
86
23.3%
75
11.1%
12
33.3%
3
15.9%
13
24.9%
651
TOTAL 100.0%
1812
100.0%
278
100.0%
322
100.0%
108
100.0%
9
100.0%
82

2611


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Never 6.1%
9
2.0%
14
1.1%
4
4.5%
31
3.6%
15
4.3%
13
3.3%
86
Once 2.7%
4
1.7%
12
1.9%
7
3.9%
27
3.9%
16
6.9%
21
3.3%
87
2-4 times 12.2%
18
9.8%
68
9.6%
35
8.7%
60
12.9%
53
11.5%
35
10.3%
269
5-9 times 8.8%
13
11.0%
76
11.6%
42
11.0%
76
14.6%
60
12.5%
38
11.7%
305
Once a month 10.9%
16
13.8%
96
13.5%
49
13.6%
94
13.9%
57
16.4%
50
13.9%
362
Twice a month 14.3%
21
17.6%
122
12.9%
47
18.0%
125
12.2%
50
11.2%
34
15.3%
399
Once a week 15.6%
23
16.9%
117
20.4%
74
19.6%
136
14.1%
58
13.5%
41
17.2%
449
More than once a week 29.3%
43
26.9%
187
28.9%
105
20.8%
144
24.8%
102
23.7%
72
25.0%
653
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
694
100.0%
363
100.0%
693
100.0%
411
100.0%
304

2612


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Never 0.9%
4
2.9%
18
3.2%
28
5.4%
36
3.3%
86
Once 2.5%
11
2.7%
17
3.3%
29
4.3%
29
3.3%
86
2-4 times 8.6%
38
6.0%
37
12.1%
107
12.9%
86
10.3%
268
5-9 times 14.1%
62
7.6%
47
11.1%
98
14.6%
98
11.7%
305
Once a month 12.5%
55
13.4%
83
14.8%
130
14.1%
94
13.9%
362
Twice a month 14.1%
62
18.7%
116
14.3%
126
14.3%
96
15.3%
400
Once a week 18.8%
83
21.6%
134
15.3%
135
14.8%
99
17.3%
451
More than once a week 28.6%
126
27.1%
168
25.7%
226
19.6%
131
24.9%
651
TOTAL 100.0%
441
100.0%
620
100.0%
881
100.0%
669

2611


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
Don't know 0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.1%
2
Never 7.5%
23
2.6%
27
2.9%
14
3.3%
14
1.9%
5
4.2%
3

0
3.3%
86
Once 6.2%
19
2.6%
28
3.5%
17
2.6%
11
3.0%
8
5.6%
4

0
3.3%
87
2-4 times 9.2%
28
8.4%
89
9.4%
45
12.4%
52
13.9%
37
19.7%
14

4
10.2%
265
5-9 times 8.5%
26
12.0%
127
9.2%
44
11.4%
48
20.3%
54
7.0%
5

0
11.7%
304
Once a month 14.1%
43
13.7%
145
12.3%
59
15.4%
65
15.8%
42
9.9%
7

1
13.9%
361
Twice a month 13.1%
40
14.8%
156
16.7%
80
17.3%
73
15.0%
40
14.1%
10

0
15.3%
399
Once a week 12.7%
39
18.9%
200
17.5%
84
17.6%
74
14.7%
39
12.7%
9

5
17.1%
445
More than once a week 28.4%
87
27.0%
285
28.5%
137
19.7%
83
15.4%
41
26.8%
19

0
25.1%
652
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1057
100.0%
480
100.0%
421
100.0%
266
100.0%
71

10

2601