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
I sometimes like to do things that are a little frightening. (SE_2W1) -- 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
Dont know0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Strongly agree2.5%
3
10.8%
51
7.6%
21
7.6%
19
5.4%
9
20.0%
6
8.3%
109
Somewhat agree11.6%
14
32.3%
152
28.5%
79
29.3%
73
23.8%
40
20.0%
6
27.7%
364
Neither agree nor disagree4.1%
5
12.7%
60
17.3%
48
21.3%
53
14.3%
24
20.0%
6
14.9%
196
Somewhat disagree21.5%
26
17.6%
83
15.9%
44
26.1%
65
31.0%
52
20.0%
6
21.0%
276
Strongly disagree60.3%
73
26.5%
125
30.7%
85
15.7%
39
25.6%
43
20.0%
6
28.2%
371
TOTAL 100.0%
121
100.0%
471
100.0%
277
100.0%
249
100.0%
168
100.0%
30

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Political party

DemocratNeitherRepublicanMissingTOTAL
Dont know0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.0%
0
Strongly agree9.1%
57
8.5%
20
6.7%
29

3
8.2%
106
Somewhat agree23.6%
147
35.7%
84
28.3%
122

10
27.4%
353
Neither agree nor disagree14.3%
89
16.2%
38
16.0%
69

0
15.2%
196
Somewhat disagree20.9%
130
15.3%
36
23.9%
103

6
20.9%
269
Strongly disagree32.1%
200
24.3%
57
25.1%
108

6
28.3%
365
TOTAL 100.0%
623
100.0%
235
100.0%
431

25

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Gender

FemaleMaleTOTAL
Dont know0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Strongly agree5.6%
38
11.2%
71
8.3%
109
Somewhat agree22.8%
155
33.0%
209
27.7%
364
Neither agree nor disagree12.6%
86
17.2%
109
14.9%
195
Somewhat disagree23.7%
161
18.0%
114
20.9%
275
Strongly disagree35.3%
240
20.5%
130
28.2%
370
TOTAL 100.0%
680
100.0%
633

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Race

White/Caucasian/AngloBlack/African AmericanHispanic/Latino(a)Asian/Asian AmericanNative AmericanTOTAL
Dont know0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Strongly agree8.7%
80
2.6%
4
11.3%
20
6.5%
4
0.0%
0
8.2%
108
Somewhat agree30.7%
281
15.7%
24
23.7%
42
22.6%
14
75.0%
3
27.7%
364
Neither agree nor disagree16.4%
150
11.8%
18
9.0%
16
16.1%
10
25.0%
1
14.9%
195
Somewhat disagree20.4%
187
23.5%
36
23.2%
41
16.1%
10
0.0%
0
20.9%
274
Strongly disagree23.8%
218
46.4%
71
32.8%
58
38.7%
24
0.0%
0
28.3%
371
TOTAL 100.0%
916
100.0%
153
100.0%
177
100.0%
62
100.0%
4

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Religion

Black ProtestantEvangelical ProtestantMainline ProtestantCatholicOther faithNonaffiliatedTOTAL
Dont know0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
Strongly agree1.4%
1
5.9%
20
5.1%
7
6.6%
21
11.3%
24
15.1%
36
8.3%
109
Somewhat agree11.6%
8
27.2%
92
24.1%
33
27.6%
88
29.7%
63
33.6%
80
27.7%
364
Neither agree nor disagree7.2%
5
14.2%
48
21.2%
29
14.4%
46
9.4%
20
20.2%
48
14.9%
196
Somewhat disagree24.6%
17
19.2%
65
23.4%
32
26.3%
84
20.3%
43
13.9%
33
20.9%
274
Strongly disagree55.1%
38
33.4%
113
26.3%
36
25.1%
80
29.2%
62
17.2%
41
28.2%
370
TOTAL 100.0%
69
100.0%
338
100.0%
137
100.0%
319
100.0%
212
100.0%
238

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