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? Strangers (RECSTRA)



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 92.1%
512
93.8%
701
93.5%
705
93.7%
385
100.0%
141
93.7%
2444
Yes 7.9%
44
6.2%
46
6.4%
48
5.6%
23
0.0%
0
6.2%
161
TOTAL 100.0%
556
100.0%
747
100.0%
754
100.0%
411
100.0%
141

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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 94.1%
1272
93.1%
1172
93.6%
2444
Yes 5.6%
76
6.8%
86
6.2%
162
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
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

3
0.0%
0
No 89.9%
152
93.1%
353
94.1%
595
92.9%
468
90.2%
203
96.3%
652

21
93.7%
2423
Yes 10.1%
17
6.6%
25
5.9%
37
7.1%
36
9.8%
22
3.7%
25

1
6.3%
162
TOTAL 100.0%
169
100.0%
379
100.0%
632
100.0%
504
100.0%
225
100.0%
677

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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 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.7%
3
0.1%
3
No 93.3%
1689
95.0%
264
96.9%
312
92.7%
101
100.0%
9
85.4%
70
93.6%
2445
Yes 6.7%
122
4.7%
13
3.1%
10
7.3%
8
0.0%
0
11.0%
9
6.2%
162
TOTAL 100.0%
1811
100.0%
278
100.0%
322
100.0%
109
100.0%
9
100.0%
82

2611


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 96.6%
141
94.7%
657
95.6%
346
93.8%
650
92.9%
381
88.5%
269
93.7%
2444
Yes 2.7%
4
5.3%
37
4.4%
16
5.8%
40
7.1%
29
11.5%
35
6.2%
161
TOTAL 100.0%
146
100.0%
694
100.0%
362
100.0%
693
100.0%
410
100.0%
304

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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 92.0%
405
96.0%
596
94.7%
834
91.2%
609
93.6%
2444
Yes 8.0%
35
4.0%
25
5.2%
46
8.4%
56
6.2%
162
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 96.1%
293
94.4%
996
95.4%
458
90.7%
382
90.2%
240
93.0%
66

8
93.7%
2435
Yes 3.0%
9
5.6%
59
4.4%
21
9.3%
39
9.8%
26
7.0%
5

2
6.1%
159
TOTAL 100.0%
305
100.0%
1055
100.0%
480
100.0%
421
100.0%
266
100.0%
71

10

2598