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
In the past twelve months, for which people, if any, have you given advice or counsel? Strangers (ADVCSTRA)



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
0.4%
3
0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
6
Don't know 0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.7%
1
0.1%
2
No 82.7%
460
83.7%
626
81.6%
615
92.0%
378
96.5%
136
84.9%
2215
Yes 17.1%
95
15.9%
119
18.0%
136
8.0%
33
2.8%
4
14.8%
387
TOTAL 100.0%
556
100.0%
748
100.0%
754
100.0%
411
100.0%
141

2610


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.4%
5
0.2%
5
Don't know 0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.1%
2
No 85.9%
1161
83.9%
1055
84.9%
2216
Yes 14.0%
189
15.7%
197
14.8%
386
TOTAL 100.0%
1351
100.0%
1258

2609


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
0.8%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.2%
5
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.1%
3
No 85.7%
144
81.8%
310
85.0%
537
82.9%
418
82.6%
185
88.2%
597

24
84.8%
2191
Yes 14.3%
24
18.2%
69
14.2%
90
16.5%
83
17.4%
39
11.8%
80

2
14.9%
385
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
379
100.0%
632
100.0%
504
100.0%
224
100.0%
677

26

2584


Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
Refused 0.3%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
5
Don't know 0.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
No 85.2%
1543
78.7%
218
89.4%
288
88.9%
96
100.0%
9
74.4%
61
84.9%
2215
Yes 14.4%
261
21.3%
59
10.6%
34
11.1%
12
0.0%
0
25.6%
21
14.8%
387
TOTAL 100.0%
1811
100.0%
277
100.0%
322
100.0%
108
100.0%
9
100.0%
82

2609


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.8%
3
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
6
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
No 82.2%
120
84.7%
588
89.8%
325
87.9%
610
80.2%
329
79.9%
243
84.9%
2215
Yes 17.8%
26
14.8%
103
9.4%
34
11.8%
82
19.8%
81
20.1%
61
14.8%
387
TOTAL 100.0%
146
100.0%
694
100.0%
362
100.0%
694
100.0%
410
100.0%
304

2610


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.3%
3
0.0%
0
0.2%
5
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.1%
2
No 81.1%
357
88.9%
551
84.8%
747
84.0%
561
84.9%
2216
Yes 18.9%
83
10.8%
67
14.8%
130
15.9%
106
14.8%
386
TOTAL 100.0%
440
100.0%
620
100.0%
881
100.0%
668

2609


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
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.8%
2
0.0%
0

0
0.2%
5
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.1%
2
No 91.2%
279
86.1%
909
85.6%
411
81.9%
344
75.2%
200
87.3%
62

10
84.8%
2205
Yes 8.8%
27
13.6%
144
14.4%
69
17.6%
74
24.1%
64
12.7%
9

0
14.9%
387
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1056
100.0%
480
100.0%
420
100.0%
266
100.0%
71

10

2599