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

Relationship Quality (ACASI)

  All frequencies weighted by PAWT2


[ASK ARQ_1 THRU ARQ_5 IF LV_1=1 OR 2] All things considered, how would you describe your marriage/relationship? Would you say it is: (ARQ_1)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused241.4
-4) Don't know1.1
1) Completely unhappy342
2) Mostly unhappy503
3) Somewhat unhappy543.2
4) Neither happy nor unhappy694.1
5) Somewhat happy1519
6) Mostly happy74244.3
7) Completely happy54932.8
Missing937 
TOTAL1674100.0
How satisfied are you with the love and affection you receive from your spouse/partner? (ARQ_2)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused291.7
-4) Don't know1.1
1) Completely dissatisfied794.7
2) Somewhat dissatisfied1177
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied744.4
4) Somewhat satisfied51931
5) Completely satisfied85451
Missing937 
TOTAL1673100.0
How satisfied are you with your sex life with your spouse/partner? (ARQ_3)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused563.3
-4) Don't know3.2
1) Completely dissatisfied915.4
2) Somewhat dissatisfied1388.2
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied17810.6
4) Somewhat satisfied46828
5) Completely satisfied73944.2
Missing937 
TOTAL1673100.0
How satisfied are you with the way that you and your spouse/partner make decisions in your relationship? (ARQ_4)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused251.5
-4) Don't know1.1
1) Completely dissatisfied523.1
2) Somewhat dissatisfied1519
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied1187.1
4) Somewhat satisfied66339.6
5) Completely satisfied66339.6
Missing937 
TOTAL1673100.0
Do you believe that your spouse/partner has ever been sexually or romantically involved with someone else since you married/moved in with him/her? (ARQ_5)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused422.5
-4) Don't know5.3
1) Definitely has not119571.4
2) Probably has not25415.2
3) Probably has744.4
4) Definitely has1036.2
Missing937 
TOTAL1673100.0
[If LV_1=7, ask ARQ_5a] Have you ever been sexually involved with another person? (ARQ_5A)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused51
-4) Don't know3.6
1) Yes40878.9
2) No10119.5
Missing2093 
TOTAL517100.0
[IF LV_1=3, 4, OR 6, ASK ARQ_5B] In the past three years, have you been sexually involved with another person? (ARQ_5B)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused101.5
-4) Don't know1.2
1) Yes36955.7
2) No28342.7
Missing1949 
TOTAL663100.0
[IF ARQ_5B=1, ASK ARQ_5C; ELSE SKIP TO ADV_1] With how many people have you been sexually involved with in the past three years? (ARQ_5C)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1.3
1) 115040.7
2) 28021.7
3) 35013.6
4) 4226
5) 5236.2
6) 6 to 10287.6
7) More than 10154.1
Missing2241 
TOTAL369100.0
[ASK ARQ_6 THRU ARQ_9 IF LV_1=1 OR 2] Not including your spouse/partner, have you ever been sexually involved with another person since you married/moved in with your spouse/partner? (ARQ_6)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused442.6
-4) Don't know1.1
1) Yes24014.3
2) No138983
Missing937 
TOTAL1674100.0
[IF ARQ_6=2 OR DK/RF, SKIP TO ARQ_8] With how many people besides your spouse/partner have you been sexually involved with since you married/moved in with your spouse/partner? (ARQ_7)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused72.9
-4) Don't know1.4
1) 111347.3
2) 25221.8
3) 32610.9
4) 4125
5) 5104.2
6) 6 to 1083.3
7) More than 10104.2
Missing2370 
TOTAL239100.0
Have you ever been romantically involved with someone else since you married/moved in with your spouse/partner? (ARQ_8)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused372.6
-4) Don't know1.1
1) Yes171.2
2) No134693.9
3) Not sure332.3
Missing1177 
TOTAL1434100.0
[If ARQ_8=2, 3, DK/RF, skip to ADV_1] With how many people have you been romantically involved since you married/moved in with your spouse/partner? (ARQ_9)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26101.250.45


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