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, which have helped you directly by giving their time? Congregation members (RECCONG)



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
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Don't know 0.4%
2
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.7%
3
0.7%
1
0.3%
7
No 84.7%
470
85.8%
642
82.9%
625
83.7%
344
85.9%
122
84.4%
2203
Yes 15.0%
83
14.0%
105
17.0%
128
15.6%
64
13.4%
19
15.3%
399
TOTAL 100.0%
555
100.0%
748
100.0%
754
100.0%
411
100.0%
142

2610


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
1
Don't know 0.6%
8
0.0%
0
0.3%
8
No 81.7%
1105
87.2%
1098
84.4%
2203
Yes 17.7%
239
12.7%
160
15.3%
399
TOTAL 100.0%
1352
100.0%
1259

2611


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
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.0%
1
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.2%
1
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
1

3
0.2%
5
No 96.4%
162
87.3%
331
86.2%
545
76.6%
387
68.3%
153
89.7%
607

18
84.5%
2185
Yes 3.6%
6
12.1%
46
13.6%
86
23.0%
116
31.7%
71
10.2%
69

5
15.2%
394
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
379
100.0%
632
100.0%
505
100.0%
224
100.0%
677

26

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Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Don't know 0.2%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.7%
3
0.3%
7
No 82.6%
1496
83.8%
233
91.6%
295
94.4%
102
55.6%
5
86.6%
71
84.4%
2202
Yes 17.2%
311
15.8%
44
8.4%
27
5.6%
6
44.4%
4
9.8%
8
15.3%
400
TOTAL 100.0%
1811
100.0%
278
100.0%
322
100.0%
108
100.0%
9
100.0%
82

2610


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
Refused 0.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.8%
3
0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
7
No 83.0%
122
74.6%
517
78.0%
283
89.5%
620
97.1%
398
86.5%
263
84.4%
2203
Yes 16.3%
24
25.3%
175
21.2%
77
10.1%
70
2.9%
12
13.5%
41
15.3%
399
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
693
100.0%
363
100.0%
693
100.0%
410
100.0%
304

2610


Region

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
Don't know 0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.6%
4
0.3%
7
No 84.6%
373
85.6%
531
80.9%
713
87.7%
586
84.4%
2203
Yes 15.2%
67
14.4%
89
18.7%
165
11.7%
78
15.3%
399
TOTAL 100.0%
441
100.0%
620
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
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.0%
1
Don't know 1.0%
3
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.7%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.3%
7
No 90.5%
277
84.3%
890
86.1%
414
77.9%
327
83.8%
223
90.1%
64

8
84.4%
2195
Yes 8.5%
26
15.6%
165
13.7%
66
21.4%
90
16.2%
43
9.9%
7

2
15.3%
397
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1056
100.0%
481
100.0%
420
100.0%
266
100.0%
71

10

2600