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
If you personally had your choice, would you like to attend worship services much less often, somewhat less often, about the same as you do now, somewhat more often or much more often? (ART5W1) -- 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
Refused5.0%
6
1.1%
5
1.4%
4
0.8%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.3%
17
Dont know0.8%
1
1.1%
5
1.4%
4
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.8%
11
Much less often9.1%
11
4.9%
23
2.2%
6
5.6%
14
4.8%
8
3.3%
1
4.8%
63
Somewhat less often5.0%
6
2.3%
11
3.6%
10
0.4%
1
1.2%
2
6.7%
2
2.4%
32
Attend about the same as I do now28.1%
34
41.3%
194
43.0%
119
43.4%
108
59.3%
99
43.3%
13
43.2%
567
Somewhat more often35.5%
43
30.4%
143
31.0%
86
38.2%
95
25.1%
42
33.3%
10
31.9%
419
Much more often16.5%
20
18.9%
89
17.3%
48
11.2%
28
9.6%
16
13.3%
4
15.6%
205
TOTAL 100.0%
121
100.0%
470
100.0%
277
100.0%
249
100.0%
167
100.0%
30

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Political party

DemocratNeitherRepublicanMissingTOTAL
Refused1.1%
7
1.7%
4
1.4%
6

0
1.3%
17
Dont know1.0%
6
2.1%
5
0.0%
0

1
0.9%
11
Much less often6.1%
38
5.1%
12
2.8%
12

1
4.8%
62
Somewhat less often2.7%
17
0.8%
2
2.8%
12

0
2.4%
31
Attend about the same as I do now41.7%
260
42.4%
100
44.7%
192

15
42.8%
552
Somewhat more often28.4%
177
36.9%
87
34.7%
149

4
32.0%
413
Much more often18.9%
118
11.0%
26
13.7%
59

3
15.7%
203
TOTAL 100.0%
623
100.0%
236
100.0%
430

24

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Gender

FemaleMaleTOTAL
Refused1.2%
8
1.4%
9
1.3%
17
Dont know1.2%
8
0.5%
3
0.8%
11
Much less often3.4%
23
6.5%
41
4.9%
64
Somewhat less often1.6%
11
3.2%
20
2.4%
31
Attend about the same as I do now40.9%
278
45.6%
289
43.2%
567
Somewhat more often34.3%
233
29.2%
185
31.8%
418
Much more often17.5%
119
13.7%
87
15.7%
206
TOTAL 100.0%
680
100.0%
634

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Race

White/Caucasian/AngloBlack/African AmericanHispanic/Latino(a)Asian/Asian AmericanNative AmericanTOTAL
Refused1.6%
15
0.7%
1
0.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.3%
17
Dont know0.3%
3
1.3%
2
2.8%
5
1.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.8%
11
Much less often4.4%
40
3.3%
5
9.1%
16
1.6%
1
25.0%
1
4.8%
63
Somewhat less often2.3%
21
2.0%
3
3.4%
6
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.3%
30
Attend about the same as I do now45.7%
418
35.3%
54
34.7%
61
51.6%
32
25.0%
1
43.2%
566
Somewhat more often33.3%
305
28.8%
44
31.8%
56
17.7%
11
50.0%
2
31.9%
418
Much more often12.3%
113
28.8%
44
17.6%
31
27.4%
17
0.0%
0
15.6%
205
TOTAL 100.0%
915
100.0%
153
100.0%
176
100.0%
62
100.0%
4

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Religion

Black ProtestantEvangelical ProtestantMainline ProtestantCatholicOther faithNonaffiliatedTOTAL
Refused0.0%
0
2.1%
7
4.4%
6
0.0%
0
0.9%
2
1.3%
3
1.4%
18
Dont know0.0%
0
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
1.3%
4
2.3%
5
0.4%
1
0.9%
12
Much less often1.4%
1
2.9%
10
1.5%
2
5.0%
16
2.3%
5
12.6%
30
4.9%
64
Somewhat less often2.9%
2
3.2%
11
0.0%
0
4.7%
15
0.0%
0
1.7%
4
2.4%
32
Attend about the same as I do now33.3%
23
38.1%
130
47.4%
65
45.0%
143
37.1%
79
53.4%
127
43.1%
567
Somewhat more often36.2%
25
32.6%
111
33.6%
46
31.8%
101
35.7%
76
24.4%
58
31.7%
417
Much more often26.1%
18
20.5%
70
13.1%
18
12.3%
39
21.6%
46
6.3%
15
15.7%
206
TOTAL 100.0%
69
100.0%
341
100.0%
137
100.0%
318
100.0%
213
100.0%
238

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