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



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 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.7%
3
0.0%
0
0.1%
3
No 18.0%
100
19.7%
147
21.6%
163
22.4%
92
14.2%
20
20.0%
522
Yes 82.0%
456
80.3%
600
78.2%
590
76.9%
316
85.8%
121
79.8%
2083
TOTAL 100.0%
556
100.0%
747
100.0%
754
100.0%
411
100.0%
141

2609


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
1
Don't know 0.3%
4
0.0%
0
0.2%
4
No 17.1%
231
23.1%
291
20.0%
522
Yes 82.6%
1116
76.8%
967
79.8%
2083
TOTAL 100.0%
1351
100.0%
1259

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

0
0.0%
1
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

3
0.0%
0
No 18.3%
31
17.2%
65
17.9%
113
16.7%
84
14.2%
32
27.8%
188

10
19.8%
513
Yes 81.7%
138
82.6%
313
82.1%
519
83.3%
420
85.8%
193
72.2%
489

13
80.1%
2072
TOTAL 100.0%
169
100.0%
379
100.0%
632
100.0%
504
100.0%
225
100.0%
677

26

2586


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 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.7%
3
0.1%
3
No 16.7%
303
27.7%
77
29.6%
95
22.0%
24
0.0%
0
28.0%
23
20.0%
522
Yes 83.3%
1508
71.9%
200
70.4%
226
78.0%
85
100.0%
9
68.3%
56
79.8%
2084
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 0.7%
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
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
3
No 29.3%
43
18.3%
127
15.4%
56
22.4%
155
16.3%
67
24.8%
75
20.0%
523
Yes 70.1%
103
81.7%
567
84.6%
307
77.2%
535
83.7%
343
75.2%
228
79.8%
2083
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
694
100.0%
363
100.0%
693
100.0%
410
100.0%
303

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 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
3
0.1%
3
No 15.9%
70
18.0%
112
22.6%
199
21.1%
141
20.0%
522
Yes 84.1%
370
82.0%
509
77.3%
681
78.4%
524
79.8%
2084
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
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

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

0
0.1%
3
No 31.4%
96
16.8%
177
24.1%
116
15.7%
66
20.3%
54
14.1%
10

3
20.0%
519
Yes 67.6%
207
83.2%
878
75.7%
364
84.3%
355
79.7%
212
85.9%
61

7
79.9%
2077
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1055
100.0%
481
100.0%
421
100.0%
266
100.0%
71

10

2600