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 spent time with friends at a park, shopping mall, or other public place? (SA_PUBLC)



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 5.1%
28
13.1%
98
17.5%
132
25.2%
103
27.7%
39
15.4%
400
Once 1.6%
9
2.4%
18
4.0%
30
1.7%
7
0.7%
1
2.5%
65
2-4 times 10.1%
56
13.3%
99
14.2%
107
12.5%
51
8.5%
12
12.5%
325
5-9 times 6.0%
33
13.5%
101
15.8%
119
12.0%
49
10.6%
15
12.2%
317
Once a month 15.5%
86
22.1%
165
21.2%
160
13.7%
56
19.1%
27
19.0%
494
Twice a month 25.6%
142
16.9%
126
14.2%
107
16.2%
66
11.3%
16
17.6%
457
Once a week 11.0%
61
9.9%
74
8.6%
65
9.6%
39
13.5%
19
9.9%
258
More than once a week 25.1%
139
8.8%
66
4.4%
33
9.1%
37
7.8%
11
11.0%
286
Missing 0 0 0 3 0 3
TOTAL 100.0%
554
100.0%
747
100.0%
753
100.0%
408
100.0%
141

2603


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Don't know 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Never 15.3%
206
15.5%
195
15.4%
401
Once 2.4%
32
2.5%
32
2.5%
64
2-4 times 11.3%
153
13.7%
172
12.5%
325
5-9 times 11.9%
161
12.5%
157
12.2%
318
Once a month 20.3%
274
17.6%
221
19.0%
495
Twice a month 18.4%
249
16.6%
208
17.5%
457
Once a week 9.9%
134
9.9%
124
9.9%
258
More than once a week 10.4%
140
11.6%
146
11.0%
286
Missing 0 3 3
TOTAL 100.0%
1350
100.0%
1255

2605


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
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

1
0.0%
1
Never 19.0%
32
15.3%
58
10.4%
66
11.0%
55
15.6%
35
21.4%
145

10
15.1%
391
Once 2.4%
4
0.5%
2
2.7%
17
1.4%
7
4.4%
10
3.7%
25

0
2.5%
65
2-4 times 13.1%
22
11.9%
45
11.7%
74
13.0%
65
10.2%
23
13.9%
94

2
12.5%
323
5-9 times 7.1%
12
12.7%
48
13.4%
85
15.0%
75
6.2%
14
12.2%
83

2
12.3%
317
Once a month 11.9%
20
16.4%
62
22.8%
144
21.8%
109
22.7%
51
15.2%
103

6
18.9%
489
Twice a month 13.7%
23
17.2%
65
17.7%
112
19.8%
99
18.7%
42
16.8%
114

2
17.6%
455
Once a week 10.1%
17
14.2%
54
12.3%
78
9.4%
47
8.9%
20
6.0%
41

2
10.0%
257
More than once a week 22.6%
38
11.9%
45
8.7%
55
8.4%
42
13.3%
30
10.8%
73

2
11.0%
283
Missing 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
379
100.0%
632
100.0%
499
100.0%
225
100.0%
678

27

2581


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 12.7%
229
22.2%
62
24.4%
78
17.4%
19
11.1%
1
13.4%
11
15.3%
400
Once 2.0%
37
3.9%
11
4.4%
14
2.8%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.5%
65
2-4 times 11.2%
203
15.1%
42
16.6%
53
16.5%
18
0.0%
0
11.0%
9
12.5%
325
5-9 times 12.6%
227
10.8%
30
9.7%
31
16.5%
18
0.0%
0
15.9%
13
12.2%
319
Once a month 21.0%
380
16.5%
46
15.0%
48
6.4%
7
0.0%
0
17.1%
14
19.0%
495
Twice a month 19.9%
360
11.8%
33
12.5%
40
9.2%
10
0.0%
0
17.1%
14
17.5%
457
Once a week 9.9%
179
9.0%
25
8.1%
26
17.4%
19
22.2%
2
9.8%
8
9.9%
259
More than once a week 10.6%
192
10.8%
30
9.4%
30
13.8%
15
66.7%
6
15.9%
13
11.0%
286
Missing 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
TOTAL 100.0%
1808
100.0%
279
100.0%
320
100.0%
109
100.0%
9
100.0%
82

2607


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Never 23.3%
34
15.9%
110
10.8%
39
19.7%
137
9.0%
37
15.0%
45
15.4%
402
Once 2.7%
4
2.2%
15
1.4%
5
3.3%
23
1.5%
6
3.7%
11
2.5%
64
2-4 times 17.1%
25
11.1%
77
13.8%
50
10.2%
71
13.2%
54
16.3%
49
12.5%
326
5-9 times 8.2%
12
13.4%
93
11.3%
41
13.4%
93
11.2%
46
11.0%
33
12.2%
318
Once a month 17.1%
25
19.3%
134
22.9%
83
17.9%
124
19.5%
80
16.3%
49
19.0%
495
Twice a month 13.0%
19
21.2%
147
17.4%
63
16.0%
111
18.5%
76
13.3%
40
17.5%
456
Once a week 8.2%
12
6.3%
44
11.6%
42
10.8%
75
11.5%
47
12.6%
38
9.9%
258
More than once a week 10.3%
15
10.5%
73
10.5%
38
8.6%
60
15.6%
64
12.0%
36
11.0%
286
Missing 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
TOTAL 100.0%
146
100.0%
694
100.0%
362
100.0%
694
100.0%
410
100.0%
301

2607


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Don't know 0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Never 13.4%
59
18.8%
117
15.7%
138
12.9%
86
15.3%
400
Once 2.5%
11
2.7%
17
3.2%
28
1.2%
8
2.5%
64
2-4 times 13.2%
58
10.6%
66
14.0%
123
11.8%
79
12.5%
326
5-9 times 11.4%
50
10.6%
66
12.2%
107
14.2%
95
12.2%
318
Once a month 20.5%
90
19.3%
120
18.6%
163
18.4%
123
19.0%
496
Twice a month 18.2%
80
15.8%
98
18.1%
159
17.9%
120
17.5%
457
Once a week 9.8%
43
11.1%
69
9.1%
80
10.0%
67
9.9%
259
More than once a week 10.7%
47
11.1%
69
9.0%
79
13.6%
91
11.0%
286
Missing 0 0 3 0 3
TOTAL 100.0%
439
100.0%
622
100.0%
878
100.0%
669

2608


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
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.1%
2
Never 32.7%
100
15.9%
167
11.7%
56
9.5%
40
10.1%
27
15.3%
11

1
15.4%
401
Once 3.3%
10
2.8%
29
2.7%
13
2.1%
9
0.7%
2
2.8%
2

0
2.5%
65
2-4 times 16.7%
51
10.3%
108
11.9%
57
16.4%
69
12.4%
33
11.1%
8

1
12.5%
326
5-9 times 11.1%
34
10.7%
113
14.4%
69
11.4%
48
13.5%
36
23.6%
17

2
12.2%
317
Once a month 11.8%
36
18.2%
192
21.5%
103
20.7%
87
25.1%
67
11.1%
8

2
19.0%
493
Twice a month 12.7%
39
17.0%
179
15.4%
74
22.3%
94
19.5%
52
19.4%
14

5
17.4%
452
Once a week 4.6%
14
11.4%
120
10.4%
50
8.6%
36
12.4%
33
6.9%
5

0
9.9%
258
More than once a week 6.9%
21
13.8%
145
11.9%
57
9.0%
38
6.4%
17
9.7%
7

0
11.0%
285
Missing 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1053
100.0%
480
100.0%
421
100.0%
267
100.0%
72

11

2599