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? Other family and friends (HELPFFR)



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 29.5%
164
32.6%
244
37.9%
286
57.2%
235
58.2%
82
38.8%
1011
Yes 70.3%
390
67.2%
503
61.7%
465
42.8%
176
41.1%
58
61.0%
1592
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 39.1%
529
38.4%
483
38.8%
1012
Yes 60.7%
820
61.4%
772
61.0%
1592
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 36.9%
62
28.0%
106
35.9%
227
35.1%
177
33.3%
75
51.5%
348

16
38.5%
995
Yes 63.1%
106
72.0%
273
63.4%
401
64.5%
325
66.7%
150
48.5%
328

10
61.3%
1583
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
379
100.0%
632
100.0%
504
100.0%
225
100.0%
676

26

2584


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 34.2%
620
45.3%
126
58.6%
188
39.8%
43
11.1%
1
39.8%
33
38.7%
1011
Yes 65.4%
1185
54.7%
152
41.4%
133
60.2%
65
88.9%
8
60.2%
50
61.0%
1593
TOTAL 100.0%
1811
100.0%
278
100.0%
321
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
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
4
No 46.6%
68
39.0%
271
32.6%
118
45.3%
314
33.0%
135
34.5%
105
38.8%
1011
Yes 53.4%
78
60.4%
419
66.9%
242
54.7%
379
67.0%
274
65.5%
199
61.0%
1591
TOTAL 100.0%
146
100.0%
694
100.0%
362
100.0%
693
100.0%
409
100.0%
304

2608


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 30.5%
134
44.4%
276
40.9%
360
36.1%
241
38.8%
1011
Yes 69.5%
306
54.9%
341
59.0%
519
63.8%
426
61.0%
1592
TOTAL 100.0%
440
100.0%
621
100.0%
880
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
0.0%
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 66.0%
202
41.1%
434
33.8%
162
27.3%
115
22.6%
60
45.1%
32

6
38.7%
1005
Yes 34.0%
104
58.8%
620
66.0%
317
72.2%
304
76.7%
204
54.9%
39

4
61.1%
1588
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1055
100.0%
480
100.0%
421
100.0%
266
100.0%
71

10

2599