Portraits of American Life Study
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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

Centrality and Salience of Religious Identity

  All frequencies weighted by PAWT2

Outside of your own religious tradition, which other religion do you have the most respect for? (RC_1)
-7) Refused311.2
-4) Don't know1164.4
1) Buddhism2369
2) Christianity1475.6
3) Hinduism261
4) Islam592.3
5) Judaism56421.6
6) Mormonism (Latter-day Saints)1305
7) Do not respect these religions1917.3
8) Equal respect for all87033.4
9) Other2389.1
Which religion do you have the least respect for? (RC_2)
-7) Refused491.9
-4) Don't know1305
1) Buddhism1646.3
2) Christianity602.3
3) Hinduism622.4
4) Islam53820.6
5) Judaism582.2
6) Mormonism (Latter-day Saints)27610.6
7) Do not respect these religions1003.8
8) Equal respect for all93235.7
9) Other2419.2
[IF RC_2=2 or DK/RF, SKIP to RC_4] In the past three years, have you seriously considered dropping out of religion? (RC_3)
-7) Refused4.2
-4) Don't know16.6
1) Yes30811.8
2) No228287.4
How do you feel about letting others outside of your closer friends and family know that you are a member of the religion you stated earlier? (RC_4)
-7) Refused00
-4) Don't know5.2
1) Definitely want people to know77329.6
2) Probably want people to know27310.5
3) Don't care of people know or not151157.9
4) Probably do not want people to know281.1
5) Definitely do not want people to know20.8

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