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 volunteered for a project that helps people in the local community? (SA_VOLPR)



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
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Never 52.3%
291
52.9%
396
46.2%
349
61.7%
255
67.1%
94
53.0%
1385
Once 7.7%
43
8.4%
63
7.3%
55
3.9%
16
2.1%
3
6.9%
180
2-4 times 15.8%
88
16.8%
126
19.1%
144
9.4%
39
6.4%
9
15.5%
406
5-9 times 9.5%
53
5.9%
44
9.4%
71
4.4%
18
4.3%
6
7.4%
192
Once a month 8.1%
45
7.6%
57
8.5%
64
6.8%
28
8.6%
12
7.9%
206
Twice a month 3.8%
21
4.9%
37
3.7%
28
6.3%
26
3.6%
5
4.5%
117
Once a week 0.9%
5
2.0%
15
4.0%
30
4.4%
18
3.6%
5
2.8%
73
More than once a week 1.8%
10
1.3%
10
1.9%
14
2.9%
12
4.3%
6
2.0%
52
TOTAL 100.0%
556
100.0%
748
100.0%
755
100.0%
413
100.0%
140

2612


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Don't know 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Never 52.1%
704
54.1%
681
53.0%
1385
Once 5.8%
79
8.0%
101
6.9%
180
2-4 times 16.1%
218
14.9%
188
15.5%
406
5-9 times 7.2%
98
7.5%
94
7.4%
192
Once a month 7.7%
104
8.1%
102
7.9%
206
Twice a month 5.5%
74
3.4%
43
4.5%
117
Once a week 3.0%
41
2.5%
31
2.8%
72
More than once a week 2.4%
33
1.5%
19
2.0%
52
TOTAL 100.0%
1352
100.0%
1259

2611


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 0.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.0%
1
Never 44.6%
75
47.6%
180
49.3%
311
47.5%
240
49.1%
110
66.7%
451

17
52.9%
1367
Once 14.3%
24
8.5%
32
6.7%
42
5.7%
29
4.5%
10
5.8%
39

2
6.8%
176
2-4 times 12.5%
21
16.9%
64
22.0%
139
13.5%
68
18.3%
41
10.4%
70

2
15.6%
403
5-9 times 8.3%
14
8.5%
32
7.0%
44
8.1%
41
10.7%
24
5.0%
34

3
7.3%
189
Once a month 8.3%
14
8.2%
31
7.6%
48
11.7%
59
8.9%
20
5.0%
34

0
8.0%
206
Twice a month 4.2%
7
6.1%
23
4.0%
25
7.5%
38
4.5%
10
2.1%
14

0
4.5%
117
Once a week 4.2%
7
3.4%
13
1.7%
11
3.8%
19
3.1%
7
2.2%
15

0
2.8%
72
More than once a week 3.0%
5
0.8%
3
1.7%
11
2.2%
11
0.9%
2
2.8%
19

2
2.0%
51
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
378
100.0%
631
100.0%
505
100.0%
224
100.0%
676

26

2582


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 50.6%
916
54.8%
153
68.2%
219
47.3%
52
22.2%
2
53.1%
43
53.0%
1385
Once 6.1%
110
7.2%
20
6.5%
21
17.3%
19
0.0%
0
11.1%
9
6.9%
179
2-4 times 17.0%
308
15.8%
44
8.7%
28
10.0%
11
44.4%
4
13.6%
11
15.5%
406
5-9 times 8.2%
149
7.9%
22
3.7%
12
5.5%
6
0.0%
0
3.7%
3
7.4%
192
Once a month 8.8%
160
5.4%
15
5.3%
17
5.5%
6
22.2%
2
7.4%
6
7.9%
206
Twice a month 4.9%
88
2.5%
7
4.4%
14
5.5%
6
0.0%
0
2.5%
2
4.5%
117
Once a week 2.7%
49
4.3%
12
2.2%
7
0.0%
0
11.1%
1
4.9%
4
2.8%
73
More than once a week 1.7%
31
2.2%
6
0.9%
3
9.1%
10
0.0%
0
3.7%
3
2.0%
53
TOTAL 100.0%
1812
100.0%
279
100.0%
321
100.0%
110
100.0%
9
100.0%
81

2612


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Never 56.2%
82
49.1%
340
44.2%
160
58.1%
403
58.8%
241
52.3%
159
53.1%
1385
Once 9.6%
14
4.8%
33
7.7%
28
8.2%
57
6.3%
26
6.6%
20
6.8%
178
2-4 times 12.3%
18
17.9%
124
18.5%
67
13.7%
95
14.9%
61
13.5%
41
15.6%
406
5-9 times 8.9%
13
8.2%
57
9.1%
33
5.8%
40
7.6%
31
5.9%
18
7.4%
192
Once a month 6.2%
9
10.4%
72
8.8%
32
6.5%
45
5.6%
23
8.2%
25
7.9%
206
Twice a month 2.1%
3
5.1%
35
5.5%
20
4.0%
28
4.6%
19
3.6%
11
4.4%
116
Once a week 3.4%
5
3.3%
23
4.4%
16
2.3%
16
1.7%
7
1.6%
5
2.8%
72
More than once a week 1.4%
2
1.2%
8
1.4%
5
1.4%
10
0.5%
2
8.2%
25
2.0%
52
TOTAL 100.0%
146
100.0%
692
100.0%
362
100.0%
694
100.0%
410
100.0%
304

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 54.1%
238
55.4%
344
51.2%
451
52.6%
352
53.0%
1385
Once 5.0%
22
5.5%
34
6.7%
59
9.6%
64
6.9%
179
2-4 times 13.2%
58
15.6%
97
17.5%
154
14.3%
96
15.5%
405
5-9 times 9.8%
43
7.2%
45
7.3%
64
6.0%
40
7.4%
192
Once a month 5.9%
26
6.8%
42
8.4%
74
9.7%
65
7.9%
207
Twice a month 5.7%
25
4.7%
29
4.1%
36
4.0%
27
4.5%
117
Once a week 2.5%
11
3.5%
22
2.7%
24
2.2%
15
2.8%
72
More than once a week 3.9%
17
1.3%
8
2.0%
18
1.5%
10
2.0%
53
TOTAL 100.0%
440
100.0%
621
100.0%
881
100.0%
669

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

0
0.0%
1
Never 74.8%
229
59.1%
624
45.8%
220
39.0%
164
38.2%
102
62.0%
44

3
53.2%
1383
Once 4.9%
15
5.5%
58
9.0%
43
8.3%
35
9.7%
26
1.4%
1

2
6.8%
178
2-4 times 9.5%
29
14.8%
156
16.3%
78
19.5%
82
16.9%
45
16.9%
12

4
15.5%
402
5-9 times 4.2%
13
5.8%
61
10.0%
48
10.0%
42
9.4%
25
1.4%
1

2
7.3%
190
Once a month 2.9%
9
6.7%
71
8.1%
39
11.2%
47
12.4%
33
8.5%
6

0
7.9%
205
Twice a month 1.3%
4
3.1%
33
6.0%
29
6.9%
29
7.9%
21
1.4%
1

0
4.5%
117
Once a week 1.0%
3
2.7%
29
3.5%
17
3.1%
13
3.4%
9
1.4%
1

0
2.8%
72
More than once a week 1.3%
4
2.3%
24
1.3%
6
1.7%
7
2.2%
6
7.0%
5

0
2.0%
52
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1056
100.0%
480
100.0%
420
100.0%
267
100.0%
71

11

2600