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

Centrality and Salience of Religious Identity

  All frequencies weighted by LOWEIGHT


Outside of your own religious tradition, which other religion do you have the most respect for? (RC_1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused161.2
-4) Dont know665
1) Buddhism1128.5
2) Christianity614.6
3) Hinduism12.9
4) Islam312.4
5) Judaism32224.5
6) Mormonism (Latter-day Saints)594.5
7) Do not respect these religions876.6
8) Equal respect for all43733.3
9) Other1118.4
TOTAL1314100.0
Outside of your own religious tradition, which other religion do you have the most respect for? (RC_1) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Buddhism806.2
2) Christianity211.6
3) Hinduism3.2
4) Islam11.9
5) Judaism or Jewish18714.6
6) Mormonism (Latter-day Saints)312.4
7) Do not respect these religions1058.2
8) Equal respect for all74257.7
9) Other/something else1058.2
Missing29 
TOTAL1285100.0
Which religion do you have the least respect for? (RC_2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused251.9
-4) Dont know695.2
1) Buddhism675.1
2) Christianity221.7
3) Hinduism372.8
4) Islam27120.6
5) Judaism342.6
6) Mormonism (Latter-day Saints)15812
7) Do not respect these religions483.7
8) Equal respect for all46335.2
9) Other1219.2
TOTAL1315100.0
Which religion do you have the least respect for? (RC_2) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Buddhism403.2
2) Christianity11.9
3) Hinduism11.9
4) Islam23418.6
5) Judaism or Jewish8.6
6) Mormonism (Latter-day Saints)695.5
7) Do not respect these religions836.6
8) Equal respect for all71056.3
9) Other/something else947.5
Missing54 
TOTAL1260100.0
In the past three years, have you seriously considered dropping out of religion? (RC_3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused2.2
-4) Dont know4.3
1) Yes16412.5
2) No114487.1
TOTAL1314100.0
In the past six years, have you seriously considered dropping out of religion altogether? (RC_3) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17913.8
2) No111986.2
Missing15 
TOTAL1298100.0
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_4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely want people to know40330.7
2) Probably want people to know14210.8
3) Dont care of people know or not74957
4) Probably do not want people to know151.1
5) Definitely do not want people to know4.3
TOTAL1313100.0


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