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 spent time with friends at a park, shopping mall, or other public place? (SA_PUW1) -- 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
Never27.9%
34
21.4%
100
14.5%
40
8.1%
20
10.8%
18
6.9%
2
16.3%
214
Once1.6%
2
4.5%
21
2.2%
6
2.0%
5
1.8%
3
0.0%
0
2.8%
37
Two-four times23.0%
28
10.5%
49
9.8%
27
12.9%
32
12.0%
20
17.2%
5
12.3%
161
Five-nine times9.8%
12
8.3%
39
14.9%
41
11.7%
29
13.2%
22
3.4%
1
11.0%
144
Once a month11.5%
14
17.9%
84
20.7%
57
18.5%
46
21.0%
35
27.6%
8
18.6%
244
Twice a month15.6%
19
16.7%
78
14.5%
40
26.2%
65
16.2%
27
17.2%
5
17.9%
234
Once a week3.3%
4
8.8%
41
13.0%
36
6.9%
17
15.0%
25
13.8%
4
9.7%
127
More than once a week7.4%
9
12.0%
56
10.5%
29
13.7%
34
10.2%
17
13.8%
4
11.4%
149
Missing0300003
TOTAL 100.0%
122
100.0%
468
100.0%
276
100.0%
248
100.0%
167
100.0%
29

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Political party

DemocratNeitherRepublicanMissingTOTAL
Never17.1%
107
11.8%
28
16.7%
71

7
16.0%
206
Once3.0%
19
3.0%
7
2.3%
10

0
2.8%
36
Two-four times11.9%
74
14.8%
35
12.0%
51

2
12.4%
160
Five-nine times9.6%
60
11.0%
26
13.6%
58

1
11.2%
144
Once a month17.5%
109
16.0%
38
21.8%
93

5
18.6%
240
Twice a month17.0%
106
20.3%
48
19.0%
81

0
18.3%
235
Once a week10.7%
67
9.7%
23
8.0%
34

2
9.6%
124
More than once a week13.1%
82
13.5%
32
6.6%
28

7
11.0%
142
Missing00303
TOTAL 100.0%
624
100.0%
237
100.0%
426

24

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Gender

FemaleMaleTOTAL
Never14.5%
99
18.1%
114
16.2%
213
Once2.9%
20
2.7%
17
2.8%
37
Two-four times11.5%
78
13.2%
83
12.3%
161
Five-nine times11.7%
80
10.2%
64
11.0%
144
Once a month20.0%
136
17.3%
109
18.7%
245
Twice a month18.9%
129
16.8%
106
17.9%
235
Once a week10.0%
68
9.2%
58
9.6%
126
More than once a week10.4%
71
12.5%
79
11.4%
150
Missing033
TOTAL 100.0%
681
100.0%
630

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Race

White/Caucasian/AngloBlack/African AmericanHispanic/Latino(a)Asian/Asian AmericanNative AmericanTOTAL
Never14.3%
130
20.8%
32
23.7%
42
14.5%
9
0.0%
0
16.3%
213
Once3.2%
29
3.2%
5
1.1%
2
1.6%
1
0.0%
0
2.8%
37
Two-four times10.7%
98
14.9%
23
18.1%
32
12.9%
8
20.0%
1
12.4%
162
Five-nine times11.5%
105
11.7%
18
5.6%
10
12.9%
8
60.0%
3
11.0%
144
Once a month21.1%
192
14.9%
23
14.7%
26
4.8%
3
20.0%
1
18.7%
245
Twice a month20.3%
185
12.3%
19
14.1%
25
8.1%
5
0.0%
0
17.9%
234
Once a week8.8%
80
9.7%
15
9.6%
17
22.6%
14
0.0%
0
9.6%
126
More than once a week10.2%
93
12.3%
19
13.0%
23
22.6%
14
0.0%
0
11.4%
149
Missing300003
TOTAL 100.0%
912
100.0%
154
100.0%
177
100.0%
62
100.0%
5

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Religion

Black ProtestantEvangelical ProtestantMainline ProtestantCatholicOther faithNonaffiliatedTOTAL
Never20.6%
14
16.8%
57
19.0%
26
22.7%
73
12.9%
27
7.2%
17
16.3%
214
Once2.9%
2
5.0%
17
0.0%
0
0.9%
3
3.3%
7
3.0%
7
2.7%
36
Two-four times14.7%
10
13.3%
45
15.3%
21
13.1%
42
9.0%
19
10.6%
25
12.4%
162
Five-nine times11.8%
8
9.4%
32
15.3%
21
10.0%
32
14.8%
31
8.9%
21
11.1%
145
Once a month20.6%
14
21.2%
72
18.2%
25
16.2%
52
17.6%
37
18.7%
44
18.6%
244
Twice a month13.2%
9
20.1%
68
16.1%
22
16.8%
54
13.8%
29
22.1%
52
17.9%
234
Once a week5.9%
4
7.7%
26
11.7%
16
9.3%
30
11.0%
23
11.5%
27
9.6%
126
More than once a week10.3%
7
6.5%
22
4.4%
6
10.9%
35
17.6%
37
17.9%
42
11.4%
149
Missing0000033
TOTAL 100.0%
68
100.0%
339
100.0%
137
100.0%
321
100.0%
210
100.0%
235

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