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

Help, Advice and Giving

  All frequencies weighted by LOWEIGHT


In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you given advice or counsel? Congregation members (ADCONW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused4.3
-4) Dont know8.6
0) No111184.6
1) Yes19114.5
TOTAL1314100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you given advice or counsel? Close family (such as parents, children, and adult siblings) (ADFAMW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused4.3
-4) Dont know00
0) No40330.7
1) Yes90769
TOTAL1314100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you given advice or counsel? Other family and friends (ADFFRW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused4.3
-4) Dont know00
0) No53740.9
1) Yes77358.8
TOTAL1314100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you given advice or counsel? Neighbors (ADGHBW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused4.3
-4) Dont know00
0) No104679.6
1) Yes26420.1
TOTAL1314100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you given advice or counsel? None (ADNONW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused4.3
-4) Dont know00
0) No115988.2
1) Yes15111.5
TOTAL1314100.0
Number of types listed respondent has given advice to in past 12 months (ADNUMW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused4.3
-4) Dont know00
0) 015111.5
1) 152940.2
2) 231323.8
3) 316212.3
4) 41037.8
5) 5534
TOTAL1315100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you given advice or counsel? Strangers (ADSTRW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused4.3
-4) Dont know00
0) No109483.3
1) Yes21616.4
TOTAL1314100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you given money? Congregation members (GIVCOW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1.1
-4) Dont know6.5
0) No115287.7
1) Yes15511.8
TOTAL1314100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you given money: people in your congregation who are not family or friends? (GIVCO) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No61779.1
1) Yes16320.9
Missing533 
TOTAL780100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you given money? Close family (such as parents, children, and adult siblings) (GIVFAW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1.1
-4) Dont know2.2
0) No57643.8
1) Yes73555.9
TOTAL1314100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you given money: close family (such as parents, siblings, and adult children)? (GIVFA) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No56443.4
1) Yes73556.6
Missing16 
TOTAL1299100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you given money? Other family and friends (GIVFRW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1.1
-4) Dont know2.2
0) No86866.1
1) Yes44333.7
TOTAL1314100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you given money: other family and friends? (GIVFR) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No89569
1) Yes40331
Missing16 
TOTAL1298100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you given money? Neighbors (GIVNGW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1.1
-4) Dont know2.2
0) No121192.2
1) Yes1007.6
TOTAL1314100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you given money: neighbors? (GIVNG) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No120292.5
1) Yes977.5
Missing16 
TOTAL1299100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you given money? None (GIVNOW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1.1
-4) Dont know2.2
0) No103278.6
1) Yes27821.2
TOTAL1313100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you given money: none? (GIVNO) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No101578.2
1) Yes28321.8
Missing16 
TOTAL1298100.0
Number of types listed respondent has given money to in past 12 months (GIVNUW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1.1
-4) Dont know2.2
0) 027821.2
1) 158144.2
2) 226119.9
3) 31148.7
4) 4503.8
5) 5262
TOTAL1313100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you given money? Strangers (GIVSTW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1.1
-4) Dont know2.2
0) No94171.7
1) Yes36928.1
TOTAL1313100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you given money: strangers? (GIVST) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No91570.5
1) Yes38329.5
Missing16 
TOTAL1298100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you helped directly by giving some of your time? Congregation members (HELCOW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused2.2
-4) Dont know4.3
0) No107181.5
1) Yes23718
TOTAL1314100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you helped directly by giving some of your time: people in your congregation who are not family or friends? (HELCO) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No54669.9
1) Yes23530.1
Missing533 
TOTAL781100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you helped directly by giving some of your time? Close family (such as parents, children, and adult siblings) (HELFAW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused2.2
-4) Dont know00
0) No34426.2
1) Yes96873.7
TOTAL1314100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you helped directly by giving some of your time: close family (such as parents, siblings, and adult children)? (HELFA) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No30623.6
1) Yes99276.4
Missing16 
TOTAL1298100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you helped directly by giving some of your time? Other family and friends (HELFRW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused2.2
-4) Dont know00
0) No51639.3
1) Yes79660.6
TOTAL1314100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you helped directly by giving some of your time: other family and friends? (HELFR) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No48137.1
1) Yes81762.9
Missing16 
TOTAL1298100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you helped directly by giving some of your time? Neighbors (HELNGW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused2.2
-4) Dont know00
0) No94171.6
1) Yes37128.2
TOTAL1314100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you helped directly by giving some of your time: neighbors? (HELNG) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No79561.2
1) Yes50338.8
Missing16 
TOTAL1298100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you helped directly by giving some of your time? None (HELNOW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused2.2
-4) Dont know00
0) No122293
1) Yes906.8
TOTAL1314100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you helped directly by giving some of your time: none? (HELNO) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No120392.7
1) Yes957.3
Missing16 
TOTAL1298100.0
Number of types listed respondent has given time to in past 12 months (HELNUW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused2.2
-4) Dont know00
0) 0906.8
1) 152940.3
2) 230423.1
3) 317713.5
4) 414611.1
5) 5665
TOTAL1314100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you helped directly by giving some of your time? Strangers (HELSTW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused2.2
-4) Dont know00
0) No105480.2
1) Yes25819.6
TOTAL1314100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you helped directly by giving some of your time: strangers? (HELST) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No104280.3
1) Yes25619.7
Missing16 
TOTAL1298100.0
In the past 12 months, for which people, if any, have you given money: close family (such as parents, siblings, and adult children)? (GIVFA) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No56443.4
1) Yes73556.6
Missing16 
TOTAL1299100.0


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