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 able to trust in past twelve months (TRSTNUMB)



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 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.4%
2
0.1%
2
0 8.5%
47
6.6%
49
6.5%
49
7.8%
32
5.0%
7
7.1%
184
1 41.3%
229
48.6%
363
38.9%
293
42.6%
175
48.2%
68
43.3%
1128
2 38.6%
214
28.1%
210
28.1%
212
21.7%
89
20.6%
29
28.9%
754
3 10.6%
59
12.2%
91
16.8%
127
15.3%
63
14.9%
21
13.8%
361
4 1.1%
6
3.9%
29
8.8%
66
12.2%
50
7.8%
11
6.2%
162
5 0.0%
0
0.7%
5
0.7%
5
0.5%
2
2.1%
3
0.6%
15
TOTAL 100.0%
555
100.0%
747
100.0%
754
100.0%
411
100.0%
141

2608


Gender

Female Male TOTAL
Refused 0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
0 7.4%
100
6.8%
85
7.1%
185
1 40.1%
542
46.5%
585
43.2%
1127
2 30.7%
415
26.9%
338
28.9%
753
3 13.6%
184
14.2%
179
13.9%
363
4 7.5%
101
4.8%
61
6.2%
162
5 0.4%
6
0.7%
9
0.6%
15
TOTAL 100.0%
1351
100.0%
1258

2609


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
0.1%
1

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

0
0.1%
2
0 8.3%
14
5.5%
21
5.2%
33
6.1%
31
2.2%
5
10.6%
72

10
6.8%
176
1 39.3%
66
36.8%
140
40.3%
254
40.8%
206
40.2%
90
53.6%
363

8
43.3%
1119
2 41.7%
70
38.4%
146
27.7%
175
28.3%
143
29.9%
67
21.9%
148

4
29.0%
749
3 8.3%
14
15.5%
59
17.4%
110
13.5%
68
19.2%
43
9.6%
65

4
13.9%
359
4 2.4%
4
3.2%
12
8.6%
54
10.3%
52
7.1%
16
3.7%
25

0
6.3%
163
5 0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.8%
5
0.8%
4
1.3%
3
0.3%
2

0
0.6%
15
TOTAL 100.0%
168
100.0%
380
100.0%
631
100.0%
505
100.0%
224
100.0%
677

26

2585


Race

White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander Other TOTAL
Refused 0.0%
0
0.7%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
0 4.9%
88
15.1%
42
12.5%
40
2.8%
3
0.0%
0
14.6%
12
7.1%
185
1 37.8%
684
57.2%
159
63.6%
204
33.3%
36
40.0%
4
48.8%
40
43.2%
1127
2 31.9%
578
20.1%
56
17.4%
56
37.0%
40
20.0%
2
25.6%
21
28.9%
753
3 16.4%
297
5.0%
14
5.0%
16
25.9%
28
40.0%
4
4.9%
4
13.9%
363
4 8.4%
152
0.7%
2
0.9%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
6.1%
5
6.2%
162
5 0.6%
11
0.7%
2
0.3%
1
0.9%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
15
TOTAL 100.0%
1810
100.0%
278
100.0%
321
100.0%
108
100.0%
10
100.0%
82

2609


Religion

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Unaffiliated Other TOTAL
Refused 0.7%
1
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.1%
2
0 15.6%
23
3.9%
27
3.6%
13
8.4%
58
9.0%
37
8.9%
27
7.1%
185
1 58.5%
86
46.1%
320
34.5%
125
47.6%
330
40.1%
164
33.6%
102
43.2%
1127
2 19.0%
28
27.4%
190
30.7%
111
25.7%
178
35.9%
147
32.6%
99
28.9%
753
3 4.1%
6
11.7%
81
19.6%
71
13.1%
91
11.2%
46
22.0%
67
13.9%
362
4 1.4%
2
9.5%
66
11.6%
42
4.6%
32
3.7%
15
2.0%
6
6.2%
163
5 0.7%
1
1.3%
9
0.0%
0
0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.7%
2
0.6%
15
TOTAL 100.0%
147
100.0%
694
100.0%
362
100.0%
693
100.0%
409
100.0%
304

2609


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
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.1%
2
0 5.9%
26
7.4%
46
7.7%
68
6.7%
45
7.1%
185
1 28.8%
127
46.7%
289
50.7%
447
39.4%
264
43.2%
1127
2 32.7%
144
27.3%
169
26.1%
230
31.5%
211
28.9%
754
3 22.4%
99
11.0%
68
9.6%
85
16.6%
111
13.9%
363
4 8.6%
38
6.8%
42
5.6%
49
5.1%
34
6.2%
163
5 1.4%
6
0.8%
5
0.1%
1
0.6%
4
0.6%
16
TOTAL 100.0%
441
100.0%
619
100.0%
881
100.0%
670

2611


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 0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

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

0
0.1%
2
0 15.4%
47
6.8%
72
7.7%
37
3.6%
15
3.8%
10
2.8%
2

3
7.0%
183
1 60.8%
186
47.9%
506
41.3%
198
31.9%
134
27.8%
74
36.6%
26

3
43.2%
1124
2 14.7%
45
27.3%
288
33.5%
161
36.2%
152
32.0%
85
25.4%
18

4
28.8%
749
3 4.9%
15
12.1%
128
13.1%
63
17.1%
72
25.9%
69
22.5%
16

0
14.0%
363
4 3.3%
10
5.6%
59
4.0%
19
9.8%
41
9.0%
24
11.3%
8

0
6.2%
161
5 0.3%
1
0.3%
3
0.0%
0
1.4%
6
1.5%
4
1.4%
1

0
0.6%
15
TOTAL 100.0%
306
100.0%
1056
100.0%
480
100.0%
420
100.0%
266
100.0%
71

10

2599