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? Strangers (HELPSTRA)



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 81.1%
450
81.5%
609
75.5%
569
85.0%
350
94.3%
133
80.9%
2111
Yes 18.7%
104
18.3%
137
24.1%
182
15.0%
62
5.0%
7
18.9%
492
TOTAL 100.0%
555
100.0%
747
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 81.2%
1098
80.6%
1014
80.9%
2112
Yes 18.6%
251
19.2%
241
18.9%
492
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 83.9%
141
75.5%
286
78.2%
494
78.2%
394
78.2%
176
88.2%
597

24
80.8%
2088
Yes 16.1%
27
24.5%
93
21.2%
134
21.4%
108
21.8%
49
11.8%
80

2
19.0%
491
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
379
100.0%
632
100.0%
504
100.0%
225
100.0%
677

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 79.5%
1440
81.7%
227
88.5%
284
83.5%
91
100.0%
9
74.4%
61
80.9%
2112
Yes 20.2%
365
18.3%
51
11.5%
37
16.5%
18
0.0%
0
25.6%
21
18.9%
492
TOTAL 100.0%
1811
100.0%
278
100.0%
321
100.0%
109
100.0%
9
100.0%
82

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 86.4%
127
79.1%
548
81.2%
294
84.7%
588
81.5%
334
73.0%
222
81.0%
2113
Yes 13.6%
20
20.3%
141
18.2%
66
15.3%
106
18.5%
76
27.0%
82
18.8%
491
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
693
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
0.0%
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 76.6%
337
84.7%
526
81.0%
714
80.1%
535
80.9%
2112
Yes 23.4%
103
14.7%
91
18.8%
166
19.8%
132
18.9%
492
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 91.8%
281
84.0%
886
81.6%
391
73.9%
311
66.5%
177
80.3%
57

8
80.9%
2103
Yes 8.2%
25
15.9%
168
18.2%
87
25.7%
108
32.7%
87
19.7%
14

2
18.8%
489
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1055
100.0%
479
100.0%
421
100.0%
266
100.0%
71

10

2598