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

Relationship Quality

  All frequencies weighted by LOWEIGHT


All things considered, how would you describe your marriage/relationship? Would you say it is: (ARQ1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused101.2
-4) Dont know00
1) Completely unhappy192.3
2) Mostly unhappy232.8
3) Somewhat unhappy253
4) Neither happy nor unhappy384.6
5) Somewhat happy587
6) Mostly happy38946.7
7) Completely happy27132.5
Missing480 
TOTAL833100.0
All things considered, how would you describe your marriage/relationship? Would you say it is: (ARQ1) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Completely unhappy172.1
2) Mostly unhappy131.6
3) Somewhat unhappy273.3
4) Neither happy nor unhappy222.7
5) Somewhat happy769.2
6) Mostly happy33741
7) Completely happy33040.1
Missing492 
TOTAL822100.0
How satisfied are you with the love and affection you receive from your spouse/partner? (ARQ2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused161.9
-4) Dont know00
1) Completely dissatisfied516.1
2) Somewhat dissatisfied627.4
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied364.3
4) Somewhat satisfied25330.4
5) Completely satisfied41549.8
Missing480 
TOTAL833100.0
How satisfied are you with the love and affection you receive from your [spouse/partner]? (ARQ2) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Completely dissatisfied313.8
2) Somewhat dissatisfied617.4
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied425.1
4) Somewhat satisfied24429.8
5) Completely satisfied44253.9
Missing494 
TOTAL820100.0
How satisfied are you with your sex life with your spouse/partner? (ARQ3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused313.7
-4) Dont know2.2
1) Completely dissatisfied607.2
2) Somewhat dissatisfied688.1
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied8410.1
4) Somewhat satisfied24329.1
5) Completely satisfied34741.6
Missing480 
TOTAL835100.0
How satisfied are you with the way that you and your spouse/partner make decisions in your relationship? (ARQ4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused101.2
-4) Dont know00
1) Completely dissatisfied344.1
2) Somewhat dissatisfied678
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied597.1
4) Somewhat satisfied33640.3
5) Completely satisfied32739.3
Missing480 
TOTAL833100.0
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? (ARQ5W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused182.2
-4) Dont know2.2
1) Definitely has not61774
2) Probably has not11714
3) Probably has384.6
4) Definitely has425
Missing480 
TOTAL834100.0
Not including your spouse/partner, have you ever been sexually involved with another person since you married/moved in with your spouse/partner? (ARQ6W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused172
-4) Dont know00
1) Yes11213.4
2) No70584.5
Missing480 
TOTAL834100.0
With how many people besides your spouse/partner have you been sexually involved with since you married/moved in with your spouse/partner? (ARQ7W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused76.3
1) One5246.8
2) Two2320.7
3) Three1412.6
4) Four32.7
5) Five32.7
6) Six to 1065.4
7) More than 1032.7
Missing1202 
TOTAL111100.0
Have you ever been romantically involved with someone else since you married/moved in with your spouse/partner? (ARQ8W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused131.8
-4) Dont know00
1) Yes141.9
2) No68094.3
3) Not sure141.9
Missing592 
TOTAL721100.0
With how many people have you been romantically involved since you married/moved in with your spouse/partner? (ARQ9W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL13141.310.48
Have you ever been sexually involved with another person? (ARQ5AW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1.3
-4) Dont know2.7
1) Yes23479.3
2) No5819.7
Missing1020 
TOTAL295100.0
In the past three years, have you been sexually involved with another person? (ARQ5BW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused2.6
1) Yes19458.3
2) No13741.1
Missing980 
TOTAL333100.0
With how many people have you been sexually involved with in the past three years? (ARQ5CW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1.5
1) One8845.4
2) Two3819.6
3) Three2613.4
4) Four115.7
5) Five115.7
6) Six to 10147.2
7) More than 1052.6
Missing1120 
TOTAL194100.0
How satisfied are you with the love and affection you receive from your [spouse/partner]? (ARQ2) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Completely dissatisfied313.8
2) Somewhat dissatisfied617.4
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied425.1
4) Somewhat satisfied24429.8
5) Completely satisfied44253.9
Missing494 
TOTAL820100.0


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