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 attended any public meeting in which there was discussion of local government issues, or school or other community affairs? (SA_MEW1) -- Wave 2 (2012)



Variable Comparisons

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

Education

Less than high schoolGED or high school diplomaVocational/technical diploma or associate degreeBachelorsGraduate degreeOtherTOTAL
Never75.2%
91
57.7%
272
55.1%
152
40.2%
99
39.2%
65
44.8%
13
52.9%
692
Once8.3%
10
9.3%
44
8.3%
23
13.4%
33
10.2%
17
20.7%
6
10.2%
133
Two-four times9.9%
12
18.9%
89
18.1%
50
25.2%
62
22.9%
38
17.2%
5
19.6%
256
Five-nine times2.5%
3
6.4%
30
8.3%
23
8.1%
20
18.1%
30
10.3%
3
8.3%
109
Once a month0.8%
1
5.5%
26
6.5%
18
7.3%
18
5.4%
9
3.4%
1
5.6%
73
Twice a month3.3%
4
1.5%
7
2.5%
7
4.1%
10
3.0%
5
3.4%
1
2.6%
34
Once a week0.0%
0
0.4%
2
0.4%
1
1.6%
4
1.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.7%
9
More than once a week0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.7%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
121
100.0%
471
100.0%
276
100.0%
246
100.0%
166
100.0%
29

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Political party

DemocratNeitherRepublicanMissingTOTAL
Never52.3%
326
58.2%
138
49.9%
214

14
52.6%
678
Once10.6%
66
9.7%
23
10.7%
46

0
10.5%
135
Two-four times18.9%
118
17.7%
42
20.5%
88

8
19.2%
248
Five-nine times8.7%
54
3.8%
9
10.3%
44

2
8.3%
107
Once a month5.1%
32
5.9%
14
6.3%
27

0
5.7%
73
Twice a month2.7%
17
3.8%
9
2.1%
9

0
2.7%
35
Once a week1.0%
6
0.8%
2
0.2%
1

0
0.7%
9
More than once a week0.6%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.3%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
623
100.0%
237
100.0%
429

24

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Gender

FemaleMaleTOTAL
Never53.2%
362
52.1%
330
52.7%
692
Once8.7%
59
11.8%
75
10.2%
134
Two-four times20.9%
142
18.2%
115
19.6%
257
Five-nine times6.5%
44
10.3%
65
8.3%
109
Once a month6.3%
43
4.7%
30
5.6%
73
Twice a month2.9%
20
2.4%
15
2.7%
35
Once a week1.2%
8
0.3%
2
0.8%
10
More than once a week0.4%
3
0.2%
1
0.3%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
681
100.0%
633

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Race

White/Caucasian/AngloBlack/African AmericanHispanic/Latino(a)Asian/Asian AmericanNative AmericanTOTAL
Never52.5%
480
44.4%
68
56.8%
100
67.2%
43
20.0%
1
52.7%
692
Once11.0%
101
9.8%
15
7.4%
13
7.8%
5
20.0%
1
10.3%
135
Two-four times19.9%
182
19.6%
30
20.5%
36
9.4%
6
60.0%
3
19.6%
257
Five-nine times8.1%
74
11.8%
18
6.3%
11
9.4%
6
0.0%
0
8.3%
109
Once a month5.0%
46
7.2%
11
8.0%
14
3.1%
2
0.0%
0
5.6%
73
Twice a month2.8%
26
3.9%
6
1.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.6%
34
Once a week0.5%
5
1.3%
2
0.0%
0
3.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.7%
9
More than once a week0.1%
1
2.0%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
915
100.0%
153
100.0%
176
100.0%
64
100.0%
5

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Religion

Black ProtestantEvangelical ProtestantMainline ProtestantCatholicOther faithNonaffiliatedTOTAL
Never42.9%
30
57.5%
195
52.6%
72
54.7%
175
52.6%
112
45.8%
109
52.6%
693
Once7.1%
5
7.7%
26
10.2%
14
9.1%
29
13.1%
28
13.4%
32
10.2%
134
Two-four times21.4%
15
17.4%
59
22.6%
31
20.0%
64
18.3%
39
21.0%
50
19.6%
258
Five-nine times11.4%
8
8.0%
27
8.0%
11
7.8%
25
6.6%
14
10.5%
25
8.4%
110
Once a month10.0%
7
6.8%
23
5.8%
8
4.4%
14
7.0%
15
2.9%
7
5.6%
74
Twice a month5.7%
4
2.1%
7
0.7%
1
2.5%
8
1.9%
4
5.0%
12
2.7%
36
Once a week0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.9%
3
0.5%
1
1.3%
3
0.6%
8
More than once a week1.4%
1
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
70
100.0%
339
100.0%
137
100.0%
320
100.0%
213
100.0%
238

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