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? Neighbors (HELPNGHB)



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 79.3%
440
66.8%
500
63.0%
475
77.2%
318
77.3%
109
70.6%
1842
Yes 20.5%
114
33.0%
247
36.6%
276
22.8%
94
22.0%
31
29.2%
762
TOTAL 100.0%
555
100.0%
748
100.0%
754
100.0%
412
100.0%
141

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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 71.1%
960
70.1%
882
70.6%
1842
Yes 28.7%
388
29.7%
373
29.2%
761
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
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.2%
4
No 78.1%
132
64.6%
244
66.9%
422
66.2%
333
65.2%
146
80.3%
543

21
70.5%
1820
Yes 21.9%
37
35.4%
134
32.5%
205
33.4%
168
34.8%
78
19.7%
133

5
29.3%
755
TOTAL 100.0%
169
100.0%
378
100.0%
631
100.0%
503
100.0%
224
100.0%
676

26

2581


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 65.3%
1183
77.3%
214
87.9%
282
81.7%
89
88.9%
8
81.7%
67
70.6%
1843
Yes 34.3%
622
22.7%
63
12.1%
39
18.3%
20
11.1%
1
18.3%
15
29.1%
760
TOTAL 100.0%
1811
100.0%
277
100.0%
321
100.0%
109
100.0%
9
100.0%
82

2609


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 83.0%
122
69.3%
481
62.3%
225
74.6%
518
71.0%
291
67.7%
205
70.6%
1842
Yes 17.0%
25
30.1%
209
37.1%
134
25.4%
176
29.0%
119
32.3%
98
29.2%
761
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
694
100.0%
361
100.0%
694
100.0%
410
100.0%
303

2609


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 62.7%
276
71.7%
445
74.3%
655
69.8%
466
70.6%
1842
Yes 37.3%
164
27.7%
172
25.5%
225
30.1%
201
29.2%
762
TOTAL 100.0%
440
100.0%
621
100.0%
881
100.0%
668

2610


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 86.9%
265
75.8%
800
66.4%
318
58.4%
246
56.0%
149
81.7%
58

5
70.7%
1836
Yes 13.1%
40
24.1%
254
33.4%
160
41.1%
173
43.2%
115
18.3%
13

5
29.1%
755
TOTAL 100.0%
305
100.0%
1055
100.0%
479
100.0%
421
100.0%
266
100.0%
71

10

2597