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? Close family (such as parents, children, and adult siblings) (HELPFAM)



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 0.2%
1
0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.7%
1
0.2%
4
No 29.4%
163
28.2%
211
23.9%
180
29.4%
121
36.2%
51
27.8%
726
Yes 70.5%
391
71.7%
536
75.7%
571
70.6%
290
63.1%
89
71.9%
1877
TOTAL 100.0%
555
100.0%
748
100.0%
754
100.0%
411
100.0%
141

2609


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.2%
3
0.1%
1
0.2%
4
No 27.1%
366
28.6%
360
27.8%
726
Yes 72.7%
983
71.1%
895
72.0%
1878
TOTAL 100.0%
1352
100.0%
1258

2610


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
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.2%
4
No 24.4%
41
24.6%
93
26.4%
167
19.9%
100
25.8%
58
37.3%
252

14
27.5%
711
Yes 75.6%
127
75.4%
285
72.9%
461
79.7%
401
74.2%
167
62.7%
424

12
72.2%
1865
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
378
100.0%
632
100.0%
503
100.0%
225
100.0%
676

26

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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 0.2%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
4
No 23.9%
432
31.3%
87
45.8%
147
20.4%
22
11.1%
1
43.9%
36
27.8%
725
Yes 75.8%
1372
68.7%
191
54.2%
174
79.6%
86
88.9%
8
56.1%
46
72.0%
1877
TOTAL 100.0%
1810
100.0%
278
100.0%
321
100.0%
108
100.0%
9
100.0%
82

2608


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
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
4
No 31.3%
46
26.8%
186
21.0%
76
33.0%
229
28.5%
117
23.4%
71
27.8%
725
Yes 68.7%
101
72.6%
504
78.5%
284
67.0%
464
71.5%
293
76.6%
233
72.0%
1879
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
694
100.0%
362
100.0%
693
100.0%
410
100.0%
304

2610


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 0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.2%
4
No 18.2%
80
27.7%
172
30.5%
269
30.6%
204
27.8%
725
Yes 81.8%
360
71.7%
445
69.4%
611
69.3%
462
72.0%
1878
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
0.1%
1
0.2%
1
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.2%
4
No 50.7%
155
26.8%
283
27.3%
131
19.7%
83
18.0%
48
26.8%
19

5
27.7%
719
Yes 49.3%
151
73.1%
771
72.5%
348
79.8%
336
81.2%
216
73.2%
52

5
72.1%
1874
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1055
100.0%
480
100.0%
421
100.0%
266
100.0%
71

10

2599