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 general, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your job? (WJ_6W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)



Variable Comparisons

[Education | Political Party | Gender | Race | Religious Tradition ]

Education

Less than high schoolGED or high school diplomaVocational/technical diploma or associate degreeBachelorsGraduate degreeOtherTOTAL
Very satisfied44.6%
25
37.2%
112
51.7%
105
45.3%
86
47.8%
66
54.2%
13
44.6%
407
Somewhat satisfied37.5%
21
40.9%
123
37.9%
77
39.5%
75
39.9%
55
16.7%
4
38.9%
355
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied7.1%
4
5.6%
17
4.4%
9
6.8%
13
6.5%
9
12.5%
3
6.0%
55
Somewhat dissatisfied8.9%
5
12.3%
37
5.4%
11
6.3%
12
4.3%
6
8.3%
2
8.0%
73
Very dissatisfied1.8%
1
4.0%
12
0.5%
1
2.1%
4
1.4%
2
8.3%
2
2.4%
22
Missing661697458297403
TOTAL 100.0%
56
100.0%
301
100.0%
203
100.0%
190
100.0%
138
100.0%
24

912



Political party

DemocratNeitherRepublicanMissingTOTAL
Very satisfied39.2%
168
46.8%
80
51.0%
150

10
44.5%
398
Somewhat satisfied40.8%
175
34.5%
59
40.1%
118

2
39.4%
352
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied7.0%
30
10.5%
18
1.7%
5

0
5.9%
53
Somewhat dissatisfied10.0%
43
6.4%
11
5.1%
15

2
7.7%
69
Very dissatisfied3.0%
13
1.8%
3
2.0%
6

0
2.5%
22
Missing193651360394
TOTAL 100.0%
429
100.0%
171
100.0%
294

14

894



Gender

FemaleMaleTOTAL
Very satisfied49.4%
216
40.5%
192
44.8%
408
Somewhat satisfied38.0%
166
39.9%
189
39.0%
355
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied4.1%
18
7.6%
36
5.9%
54
Somewhat dissatisfied6.4%
28
9.3%
44
7.9%
72
Very dissatisfied2.1%
9
2.7%
13
2.4%
22
Missing242161403
TOTAL 100.0%
437
100.0%
474

911



Race

White/Caucasian/AngloBlack/African AmericanHispanic/Latino(a)Asian/Asian AmericanNative AmericanTOTAL
Very satisfied47.7%
309
34.0%
36
42.1%
51
32.4%
11
100.0%
2
44.9%
409
Somewhat satisfied38.0%
246
42.5%
45
42.1%
51
35.3%
12
0.0%
0
38.9%
354
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied6.3%
41
2.8%
3
1.7%
2
20.6%
7
0.0%
0
5.8%
53
Somewhat dissatisfied6.0%
39
12.3%
13
13.2%
16
11.8%
4
0.0%
0
7.9%
72
Very dissatisfied2.0%
13
8.5%
9
0.8%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.5%
23
Missing2684857282403
TOTAL 100.0%
648
100.0%
106
100.0%
121
100.0%
34
100.0%
2

911



Religion

Black ProtestantEvangelical ProtestantMainline ProtestantCatholicOther faithNonaffiliatedTOTAL
Very satisfied40.5%
17
41.8%
99
55.3%
52
48.3%
101
43.2%
60
41.8%
79
44.8%
408
Somewhat satisfied35.7%
15
42.6%
101
37.2%
35
40.2%
84
33.8%
47
38.6%
73
39.0%
355
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied4.8%
2
3.0%
7
4.3%
4
1.9%
4
15.8%
22
7.9%
15
5.9%
54
Somewhat dissatisfied11.9%
5
10.5%
25
0.0%
0
7.7%
16
7.2%
10
7.9%
15
7.8%
71
Very dissatisfied7.1%
3
2.1%
5
3.2%
3
1.9%
4
0.0%
0
3.7%
7
2.4%
22
Missing27101431107348402
TOTAL 100.0%
42
100.0%
237
100.0%
94
100.0%
209
100.0%
139
100.0%
189

910