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
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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
Refused 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Yes 45.1%
251
44.1%
330
42.6%
321
31.3%
128
18.4%
26
40.5%
1056
No 54.9%
305
55.7%
417
57.4%
433
68.7%
281
81.6%
115
59.5%
1551
Missing 0 0 0 2 0 2
TOTAL 100.0%
556
100.0%
748
100.0%
754
100.0%
409
100.0%
141

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Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
1
Yes 42.6%
574
38.2%
481
40.5%
1055
No 57.4%
775
61.7%
777
59.5%
1552
Missing 2 0 2
TOTAL 100.0%
1349
100.0%
1259

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Political ideology

Very liberal Somewhat liberal Middle of the road Somewhat conservative Very conservative Haven't thought much about it Missing TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.0%
1
Yes 53.3%
90
49.5%
187
43.7%
276
43.8%
221
36.2%
81
29.0%
196

5
40.7%
1051
No 46.7%
79
50.5%
191
56.2%
355
56.2%
283
63.8%
143
71.0%
480

19
59.3%
1531
TOTAL 100.0%
169
100.0%
378
100.0%
632
100.0%
504
100.0%
224
100.0%
676

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Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
Refused 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Yes 43.6%
789
35.3%
98
25.5%
82
45.4%
49
11.1%
1
43.9%
36
40.5%
1055
No 56.3%
1019
64.7%
180
74.5%
239
54.6%
59
88.9%
8
56.1%
46
59.5%
1551
Missing 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 100.0%
1809
100.0%
278
100.0%
321
100.0%
108
100.0%
9
100.0%
82

2607


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Yes 34.7%
51
37.2%
258
47.8%
173
37.4%
259
43.4%
178
45.0%
136
40.5%
1055
No 65.3%
96
62.6%
434
52.2%
189
62.6%
434
56.6%
232
55.0%
166
59.5%
1551
Missing 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
693
100.0%
362
100.0%
693
100.0%
410
100.0%
302

2607


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Yes 45.2%
199
36.9%
229
39.3%
346
42.1%
281
40.5%
1055
No 54.8%
241
63.1%
392
60.6%
533
57.9%
386
59.5%
1552
Missing 0 0 1 2 3
TOTAL 100.0%
440
100.0%
621
100.0%
880
100.0%
667

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

0
0.0%
1
Yes 17.3%
53
35.1%
371
44.2%
212
54.8%
230
58.1%
155
40.3%
29

6
40.4%
1050
No 82.7%
253
64.9%
685
55.8%
268
45.0%
189
41.9%
112
59.7%
43

2
59.6%
1550
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1056
100.0%
480
100.0%
420
100.0%
267
100.0%
72

8

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