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
Number of types listed respondent has been helped by in past twelve months (RECNUMB)



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
0 5.2%
29
4.8%
36
5.6%
42
12.4%
51
8.5%
12
6.5%
170
1 33.0%
183
38.3%
286
37.1%
280
41.6%
171
38.3%
54
37.3%
974
2 40.2%
223
34.1%
255
29.0%
219
25.3%
104
34.0%
48
32.5%
849
3 13.7%
76
15.3%
114
16.8%
127
10.7%
44
11.3%
16
14.4%
377
4 5.8%
32
5.4%
40
8.7%
66
7.3%
30
7.8%
11
6.9%
179
5 2.2%
12
2.1%
16
2.6%
20
1.9%
8
0.0%
0
2.1%
56
TOTAL 100.0%
555
100.0%
747
100.0%
755
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
0 5.9%
80
7.2%
91
6.6%
171
1 34.0%
459
40.8%
514
37.3%
973
2 33.4%
451
31.6%
398
32.5%
849
3 16.7%
226
12.1%
152
14.5%
378
4 7.4%
100
6.2%
78
6.8%
178
5 2.3%
31
2.0%
25
2.1%
56
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
0 4.7%
8
3.4%
13
5.1%
32
6.0%
30
3.1%
7
10.9%
74

6
6.3%
164
1 32.0%
54
33.5%
127
36.1%
228
34.7%
175
30.5%
68
46.4%
314

8
37.4%
966
2 47.9%
81
38.0%
144
32.1%
203
30.8%
155
30.5%
68
28.5%
193

4
32.7%
844
3 6.5%
11
16.9%
64
17.4%
110
16.5%
83
20.2%
45
9.0%
61

5
14.5%
374
4 7.1%
12
5.0%
19
7.3%
46
8.5%
43
11.7%
26
4.7%
32

0
6.9%
178
5 1.8%
3
2.9%
11
2.1%
13
3.6%
18
4.0%
9
0.4%
3

0
2.2%
57
TOTAL 100.0%
169
100.0%
379
100.0%
632
100.0%
504
100.0%
223
100.0%
677

26

2584


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
0 4.6%
84
9.7%
27
15.0%
48
5.5%
6
0.0%
0
8.6%
7
6.6%
172
1 30.8%
557
50.7%
141
59.8%
192
45.9%
50
22.2%
2
38.3%
31
37.3%
973
2 36.0%
652
26.3%
73
17.8%
57
30.3%
33
77.8%
7
33.3%
27
32.5%
849
3 17.6%
319
8.3%
23
5.0%
16
12.8%
14
0.0%
0
7.4%
6
14.5%
378
4 8.4%
152
3.2%
9
1.9%
6
5.5%
6
0.0%
0
4.9%
4
6.8%
177
5 2.6%
47
1.4%
4
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.7%
3
2.1%
56
TOTAL 100.0%
1811
100.0%
278
100.0%
321
100.0%
109
100.0%
9
100.0%
81

2609


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
0 12.2%
18
3.9%
27
5.0%
18
9.5%
66
4.4%
18
7.6%
23
6.5%
170
1 50.3%
74
37.6%
261
26.5%
96
42.1%
292
35.1%
144
34.9%
106
37.3%
973
2 25.2%
37
31.1%
216
36.5%
132
28.4%
197
44.1%
181
28.3%
86
32.5%
849
3 7.5%
11
15.3%
106
23.5%
85
12.6%
87
9.8%
40
16.1%
49
14.5%
378
4 2.0%
3
8.9%
62
6.4%
23
4.6%
32
6.3%
26
10.9%
33
6.9%
179
5 2.0%
3
3.2%
22
2.2%
8
2.3%
16
0.2%
1
2.3%
7
2.2%
57
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
694
100.0%
362
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 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
3
0.1%
3
0 3.9%
17
5.8%
36
6.5%
57
9.3%
62
6.6%
172
1 25.2%
111
43.5%
270
41.6%
367
33.7%
225
37.3%
973
2 38.0%
167
29.5%
183
30.3%
267
34.7%
232
32.5%
849
3 21.8%
96
12.6%
78
12.9%
114
13.5%
90
14.5%
378
4 8.2%
36
6.6%
41
7.0%
62
5.8%
39
6.8%
178
5 3.0%
13
1.9%
12
1.6%
14
2.5%
17
2.1%
56
TOTAL 100.0%
440
100.0%
620
100.0%
882
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
0 17.3%
53
5.3%
56
5.4%
26
4.0%
17
4.9%
13
4.2%
3

3
6.5%
168
1 49.3%
151
40.4%
426
41.2%
198
22.6%
95
27.8%
74
36.6%
26

2
37.3%
970
2 22.5%
69
33.0%
348
32.6%
157
36.2%
152
35.0%
93
40.8%
29

1
32.6%
848
3 4.9%
15
13.1%
138
14.8%
71
23.3%
98
16.9%
45
14.1%
10

1
14.5%
377
4 3.9%
12
6.4%
68
3.7%
18
9.5%
40
13.9%
37
4.2%
3

0
6.8%
178
5 1.0%
3
1.8%
19
2.1%
10
4.3%
18
1.5%
4
0.0%
0

2
2.1%
54
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1055
100.0%
481
100.0%
420
100.0%
266
100.0%
71

9

2599