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 volunteered for a project that helps people in the local community? (SA_VOW1) -- 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
Never73.6%
89
63.6%
299
51.3%
142
38.2%
95
32.5%
54
40.0%
12
52.6%
691
Once2.5%
3
4.0%
19
9.4%
26
8.8%
22
9.6%
16
20.0%
6
7.0%
92
Two-four times9.1%
11
15.1%
71
12.6%
35
14.9%
37
21.1%
35
23.3%
7
14.9%
196
Five-nine times7.4%
9
3.6%
17
6.9%
19
10.0%
25
11.4%
19
0.0%
0
6.8%
89
Once a month1.7%
2
5.3%
25
7.6%
21
16.9%
42
12.0%
20
3.3%
1
8.5%
111
Twice a month0.8%
1
4.0%
19
5.8%
16
7.6%
19
5.4%
9
10.0%
3
5.1%
67
Once a week1.7%
2
2.1%
10
2.2%
6
1.6%
4
3.6%
6
0.0%
0
2.1%
28
More than once a week3.3%
4
2.1%
10
4.3%
12
2.0%
5
4.2%
7
3.3%
1
3.0%
39
TOTAL 100.0%
121
100.0%
470
100.0%
277
100.0%
249
100.0%
166
100.0%
30

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Political party

DemocratNeitherRepublicanMissingTOTAL
Never52.2%
326
61.0%
144
47.8%
205

17
52.3%
675
Once8.8%
55
6.8%
16
5.1%
22

0
7.2%
93
Two-four times16.5%
103
11.9%
28
14.7%
63

4
15.0%
194
Five-nine times6.2%
39
6.4%
15
8.2%
35

0
6.9%
89
Once a month6.7%
42
5.9%
14
12.1%
52

2
8.4%
108
Twice a month4.2%
26
3.8%
9
7.0%
30

2
5.0%
65
Once a week2.7%
17
0.4%
1
2.3%
10

0
2.2%
28
More than once a week2.7%
17
3.8%
9
2.8%
12

0
2.9%
38
TOTAL 100.0%
625
100.0%
236
100.0%
429

25

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Gender

FemaleMaleTOTAL
Never52.1%
355
53.0%
336
52.5%
691
Once5.3%
36
8.8%
56
7.0%
92
Two-four times16.3%
111
13.7%
87
15.1%
198
Five-nine times6.5%
44
7.1%
45
6.8%
89
Once a month8.1%
55
8.7%
55
8.4%
110
Twice a month5.4%
37
4.9%
31
5.2%
68
Once a week2.8%
19
1.4%
9
2.1%
28
More than once a week3.5%
24
2.4%
15
3.0%
39
TOTAL 100.0%
681
100.0%
634

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Race

White/Caucasian/AngloBlack/African AmericanHispanic/Latino(a)Asian/Asian AmericanNative AmericanTOTAL
Never50.0%
458
53.6%
82
68.7%
123
41.9%
26
50.0%
2
52.6%
691
Once6.8%
62
9.2%
14
4.5%
8
14.5%
9
0.0%
0
7.1%
93
Two-four times15.9%
146
16.3%
25
8.9%
16
14.5%
9
50.0%
2
15.1%
198
Five-nine times7.1%
65
7.8%
12
3.9%
7
8.1%
5
0.0%
0
6.8%
89
Once a month9.9%
91
4.6%
7
5.0%
9
6.5%
4
0.0%
0
8.4%
111
Twice a month5.7%
52
2.6%
4
6.1%
11
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
5.1%
67
Once a week1.9%
17
4.6%
7
1.7%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.1%
27
More than once a week2.7%
25
1.3%
2
1.1%
2
14.5%
9
0.0%
0
2.9%
38
TOTAL 100.0%
916
100.0%
153
100.0%
179
100.0%
62
100.0%
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Religion

Black ProtestantEvangelical ProtestantMainline ProtestantCatholicOther faithNonaffiliatedTOTAL
Never49.3%
33
50.0%
170
49.3%
67
58.2%
185
52.1%
111
52.7%
125
52.7%
691
Once13.4%
9
5.0%
17
8.1%
11
7.2%
23
5.6%
12
8.4%
20
7.0%
92
Two-four times19.4%
13
15.3%
52
18.4%
25
13.2%
42
11.3%
24
17.3%
41
15.0%
197
Five-nine times9.0%
6
7.9%
27
8.1%
11
6.0%
19
6.1%
13
5.5%
13
6.8%
89
Once a month4.5%
3
10.0%
34
8.1%
11
5.3%
17
12.2%
26
8.0%
19
8.4%
110
Twice a month3.0%
2
5.3%
18
4.4%
6
6.3%
20
3.8%
8
5.5%
13
5.1%
67
Once a week0.0%
0
3.5%
12
2.2%
3
1.6%
5
0.5%
1
2.5%
6
2.1%
27
More than once a week1.5%
1
2.9%
10
1.5%
2
2.2%
7
8.5%
18
0.0%
0
2.9%
38
TOTAL 100.0%
67
100.0%
340
100.0%
136
100.0%
318
100.0%
213
100.0%
237

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