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

Congregational Identity - R's Family

  All frequencies weighted by LOWEIGHT


In which religion were you raised, if any? Were you Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Roman Catholic, Latter-day Saint or Mormon, Buddhist, Hindu, agnostic, atheists, didnt give religious things much thought or something else? (CIF_1) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Christian69853.2
2) Muslim7.5
3) Jewish241.8
4) Roman Catholic37828.8
5) Latter-day Saint or Mormon151.1
6) Buddhist5.4
7) Hindu201.5
8) Agnostic (You are not sure if there is a God.)9.7
9) Atheist (You believe there is no God.)10.8
10) Spiritual, but not committed to a particular faith292.2
11) Didnt give religious things much thought473.6
12) Other715.4
Missing1 
TOTAL1313100.0
Was there some other religion that I havent mentioned that described you, or were there some other religious practices, such as worship of ancestors, that you engaged in? (CIF_2) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes620.7
2) No2379.3
Missing1285 
TOTAL29100.0
Were you [raised] Catholic? (CIF_4) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes436.2
2) No65293.8
Missing619 
TOTAL695100.0
By your best estimate, how often did you attend worship services, not including weddings and funerals, when you were growing up? Would that be never, once or twice a year, several times a year, once a month, two or three times a month, once a week, twice a week or three times a week or more? (CIF_24) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Never836.4
2) Once or twice a year1158.8
3) Several times a year1279.7
4) Once a month342.6
5) Two or three times a month17213.2
6) Once a week54842
7) Twice a week1229.3
8) Three times a week or more1058
Missing8 
TOTAL1306100.0
According to our previous questions, you consider yourself [religion]. Is your [spouse/partner] also [religion]? (CIF_30) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes48975.9
2) No15524.1
Missing670 
TOTAL644100.0
Which of the following does your [spouse/partner] consider [himself/herself]? Is it Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Roman Catholic, Latter-day Saint or Mormon, Buddhist, Hindu, agnostic, atheist, spiritual, doesnt give religious things much thought or something else? (CIF_31) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Christian17651.3
3) Jewish102.9
4) Roman Catholic4212.2
6) Buddhist2.6
7) Hindu1.3
8) Agnostic (You are not sure if there is a God.)82.3
9) Atheist (You believe there is no God.)123.5
10) Spiritual, but not committed to a particular faith277.9
11) Doesnt give religious things much thought4613.4
12) Other195.5
Missing972 
TOTAL343100.0
Is there some other religion that I havent mentioned that describes [spouse/partner], or are there religious practices, such as worship of ancestors, that [spouse/partner] is engaged in? (CIF_32) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27.1
2) No2692.9
Missing1286 
TOTAL28100.0
Is [spouse/partner] Catholic? (CIF_34) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes169.1
2) No16090.9
Missing1138 
TOTAL176100.0
Respondents religion in which raised (CIF_1_2) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Christian70753.8
2) Muslim7.5
3) Jewish241.8
4) Roman Catholic42532.4
5) Mormon151.1
6) Buddhist5.4
7) Hindu201.5
8) Agnostic9.7
9) Atheist11.8
10) Spiritual282.1
11) Dont think about religion513.9
12) Other11.8
Missing1 
TOTAL1313100.0
Spouse/partners religion (CIF_31_2) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Christian44253.4
2) Muslim6.7
3) Jewish182.2
4) Roman Catholic20224.4
5) Mormon3.4
6) Buddhist3.4
7) Hindu121.4
8) Agnostic141.7
9) Atheist161.9
10) Spiritual587
11) Dont think about religion465.6
12) Other81
Missing483 
TOTAL828100.0


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