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

Spiritual Experiences

  All frequencies weighted by LOWEIGHT


Im going to ask you just a few final questions on spiritual experiences you may have had. Did you ever have a religious or spiritual experience that changed your life? (SP_1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused2.2
-4) Dont know5.4
1) Yes60446
2) No70353.5
TOTAL1314100.0
Has there been a turning point in your life when you, personally, either made a commitment to or away from a religious tradition, faith, or God? (SP_2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused2.2
-4) Dont know3.2
1) Yes64449
2) No66550.6
TOTAL1314100.0
In the last six years, has there been a turning point in your life when you made a new and personal commitment to a religious tradition, faith, or God? (SP_2Z4) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27221.3
2) No100878.8
Missing34 
TOTAL1280100.0
In the last six years, has there been a turning point in your life when you became less committed to a religious tradition, faith, or God? (SP_2Z5) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14311.2
2) No113888.8
Missing33 
TOTAL1281100.0


Instructions
View each question on our survey and how our respondents answered to the left.

To perform an auto-analysis of how an item relates to key demographics such as gender, education, religion and more, click on the "Analyze results" link below a variable.
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