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 helped directly by giving some of your time? Congregation members (HELPCONG)



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
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.5%
3
0.4%
3
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
1.4%
2
0.3%
9
No 86.3%
480
85.7%
641
80.8%
609
80.8%
333
88.7%
126
83.8%
2189
Yes 13.1%
73
13.9%
104
18.8%
142
19.2%
79
9.9%
14
15.8%
412
TOTAL 100.0%
556
100.0%
748
100.0%
754
100.0%
412
100.0%
142

2612


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.4%
6
0.1%
1
0.3%
7
No 82.2%
1111
85.7%
1078
83.9%
2189
Yes 17.3%
234
14.1%
177
15.8%
411
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
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.5%
2
0.3%
2
0.6%
3
0.0%
0
0.1%
1

0
0.3%
8
No 93.5%
157
84.4%
319
84.0%
530
76.8%
388
72.0%
162
90.4%
611

21
83.9%
2167
Yes 6.5%
11
15.1%
57
15.4%
97
22.6%
114
28.0%
63
9.5%
64

5
15.7%
406
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
378
100.0%
631
100.0%
505
100.0%
225
100.0%
676

26

2583


Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
Refused 0.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.4%
7
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
8
No 82.2%
1488
83.8%
233
90.1%
290
85.2%
92
100.0%
9
92.8%
77
83.9%
2189
Yes 17.3%
313
16.2%
45
9.6%
31
14.8%
16
0.0%
0
7.2%
6
15.7%
411
TOTAL 100.0%
1810
100.0%
278
100.0%
322
100.0%
108
100.0%
9
100.0%
83

2610


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.6%
4
0.6%
2
0.1%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
8
No 83.7%
123
76.5%
531
73.5%
266
88.6%
615
96.8%
397
84.5%
257
83.8%
2189
Yes 16.3%
24
22.9%
159
25.4%
92
11.2%
78
2.9%
12
15.5%
47
15.8%
412
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
694
100.0%
362
100.0%
694
100.0%
410
100.0%
304

2611


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.2%
1
0.5%
3
0.3%
3
0.1%
1
0.3%
8
No 83.2%
366
83.7%
520
81.8%
721
87.1%
581
83.9%
2188
Yes 16.6%
73
15.5%
96
17.8%
157
12.7%
85
15.8%
411
TOTAL 100.0%
440
100.0%
621
100.0%
881
100.0%
667

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
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.8%
2
0.0%
0

0
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.6%
3
0.7%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.3%
8
No 93.5%
286
85.6%
904
85.8%
412
75.5%
318
75.2%
200
85.9%
61

8
83.9%
2181
Yes 6.5%
20
14.2%
150
13.5%
65
23.8%
100
24.1%
64
14.1%
10

2
15.7%
409
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1056
100.0%
480
100.0%
421
100.0%
266
100.0%
71

10

2600