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 had friends over to your home? (SA_FRNDS)



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
0.7%
1
0.0%
1
Never 5.4%
30
6.0%
45
10.5%
79
15.3%
63
22.7%
32
9.5%
249
Once 2.0%
11
1.9%
14
1.7%
13
1.7%
7
2.1%
3
1.8%
48
2-4 times 7.6%
42
10.4%
78
13.7%
103
14.8%
61
13.5%
19
11.6%
303
5-9 times 8.1%
45
11.0%
82
12.1%
91
12.7%
52
12.1%
17
11.0%
287
Once a month 16.0%
89
20.3%
152
20.2%
152
21.9%
90
19.1%
27
19.5%
510
Twice a month 21.1%
117
22.3%
167
18.8%
142
16.5%
68
11.3%
16
19.5%
510
Once a week 13.2%
73
14.0%
105
10.5%
79
8.5%
35
8.5%
12
11.7%
304
More than once a week 26.7%
148
14.0%
105
12.6%
95
8.5%
35
9.9%
14
15.2%
397
TOTAL 100.0%
555
100.0%
748
100.0%
754
100.0%
411
100.0%
141

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Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Don't know 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Never 9.7%
131
9.5%
119
9.6%
250
Once 1.8%
24
2.0%
25
1.9%
49
2-4 times 12.0%
163
11.2%
141
11.6%
304
5-9 times 11.0%
149
11.0%
138
11.0%
287
Once a month 19.7%
266
19.4%
244
19.5%
510
Twice a month 19.0%
257
20.1%
253
19.5%
510
Once a week 12.4%
168
10.9%
137
11.7%
305
More than once a week 14.3%
194
16.0%
202
15.2%
396
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
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

1
0.0%
0
Never 7.7%
13
8.7%
33
8.7%
55
5.7%
29
9.8%
22
12.7%
86

12
9.2%
238
Once 2.4%
4
0.8%
3
2.2%
14
1.4%
7
1.3%
3
2.5%
17

0
1.9%
48
2-4 times 14.9%
25
9.8%
37
10.4%
66
11.5%
58
8.5%
19
13.9%
94

4
11.6%
299
5-9 times 13.7%
23
8.2%
31
11.6%
73
12.5%
63
11.2%
25
10.5%
71

1
11.1%
286
Once a month 14.9%
25
23.5%
89
21.8%
138
20.0%
101
25.9%
58
14.3%
97

1
19.7%
508
Twice a month 11.3%
19
19.3%
73
21.8%
138
20.8%
105
20.1%
45
18.8%
127

3
19.6%
507
Once a week 10.7%
18
13.5%
51
11.6%
73
13.5%
68
11.6%
26
9.9%
67

2
11.7%
303
More than once a week 24.4%
41
16.1%
61
11.9%
75
14.7%
74
11.6%
26
17.4%
118

2
15.3%
395
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
378
100.0%
632
100.0%
505
100.0%
224
100.0%
677

26

2584


Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
Don't know 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Never 8.3%
151
12.2%
34
16.1%
52
5.5%
6
12.5%
1
6.0%
5
9.5%
249
Once 1.1%
20
4.0%
11
3.7%
12
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
6.0%
5
1.8%
48
2-4 times 10.4%
189
12.9%
36
16.8%
54
12.8%
14
0.0%
0
13.3%
11
11.6%
304
5-9 times 10.0%
182
13.7%
38
13.7%
44
14.7%
16
0.0%
0
8.4%
7
11.0%
287
Once a month 21.5%
389
15.1%
42
11.5%
37
27.5%
30
0.0%
0
14.5%
12
19.5%
510
Twice a month 21.3%
386
13.7%
38
13.7%
44
22.0%
24
0.0%
0
21.7%
18
19.5%
510
Once a week 12.3%
222
10.4%
29
10.9%
35
7.3%
8
12.5%
1
13.3%
11
11.7%
306
More than once a week 15.0%
271
18.0%
50
13.7%
44
10.1%
11
75.0%
6
16.9%
14
15.2%
396
TOTAL 100.0%
1811
100.0%
278
100.0%
322
100.0%
109
100.0%
8
100.0%
83

2611


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Never 14.3%
21
9.5%
66
7.4%
27
11.7%
81
6.6%
27
8.9%
27
9.5%
249
Once 3.4%
5
1.2%
8
1.1%
4
2.3%
16
2.7%
11
1.7%
5
1.9%
49
2-4 times 15.0%
22
10.0%
69
11.6%
42
13.3%
92
10.0%
41
12.3%
37
11.6%
303
5-9 times 13.6%
20
9.4%
65
8.8%
32
14.0%
97
9.0%
37
11.9%
36
11.0%
287
Once a month 13.6%
20
19.7%
136
25.1%
91
18.2%
126
19.8%
81
18.2%
55
19.5%
509
Twice a month 18.4%
27
19.1%
132
19.3%
70
16.6%
115
23.7%
97
22.8%
69
19.6%
510
Once a week 6.8%
10
15.9%
110
11.0%
40
9.8%
68
10.2%
42
11.3%
34
11.7%
304
More than once a week 15.0%
22
15.2%
105
15.7%
57
14.3%
99
18.0%
74
12.9%
39
15.2%
396
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
692
100.0%
363
100.0%
694
100.0%
410
100.0%
302

2608


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Never 7.7%
34
10.0%
62
10.2%
90
9.6%
64
9.6%
250
Once 2.7%
12
1.4%
9
1.8%
16
1.6%
11
1.8%
48
2-4 times 11.8%
52
8.9%
55
12.0%
106
13.6%
91
11.6%
304
5-9 times 10.0%
44
10.3%
64
12.9%
114
9.7%
65
11.0%
287
Once a month 21.6%
95
19.5%
121
20.7%
183
16.6%
111
19.5%
510
Twice a month 21.8%
96
22.2%
138
15.3%
135
21.1%
141
19.5%
510
Once a week 10.9%
48
11.4%
71
13.0%
115
10.6%
71
11.7%
305
More than once a week 13.4%
59
16.3%
101
13.8%
122
17.1%
114
15.2%
396
TOTAL 100.0%
440
100.0%
621
100.0%
882
100.0%
668

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
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.0%
1
Never 19.8%
61
9.1%
96
6.9%
33
7.4%
31
5.6%
15
18.3%
13

2
9.6%
249
Once 2.9%
9
2.2%
23
0.6%
3
2.9%
12
0.4%
1
0.0%
0

0
1.8%
48
2-4 times 19.8%
61
10.2%
108
9.8%
47
10.5%
44
12.4%
33
12.7%
9

2
11.6%
302
5-9 times 8.1%
25
12.3%
130
10.8%
52
8.8%
37
13.2%
35
11.3%
8

0
11.0%
287
Once a month 15.3%
47
16.8%
177
20.6%
99
24.0%
101
28.2%
75
12.7%
9

2
19.5%
508
Twice a month 8.4%
26
19.3%
204
22.5%
108
24.5%
103
19.5%
52
23.9%
17

0
19.6%
510
Once a week 10.7%
33
11.6%
122
13.1%
63
10.2%
43
13.2%
35
7.0%
5

4
11.6%
301
More than once a week 14.6%
45
18.6%
196
15.8%
76
11.7%
49
7.5%
20
14.1%
10

0
15.2%
396
TOTAL 100.0%
308
100.0%
1056
100.0%
481
100.0%
420
100.0%
266
100.0%
71

10

2602