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

Appended and Other Variables

  All frequencies weighted by PAWT2


Respondent ID (RESP_ZRI)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
County Subdivision Population (CSPOP)
TOTAL%
1) 5,000 or less2148.2
2) 5,001-10,0002419.2
3) 10,001-20,0002569.8
4) 20,001-50,00050519.3
5) 50,001-100,00040515.5
6) 100,001-250,00042816.4
7) 250,001-500,0001435.5
8) 500,001-1,000,0001264.8
9) 1,000,000-2,000,000823.1
10) More than 2,000,0002118.1
TOTAL2611100.0
Interviewed for re-contact strategy (I_1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes142100
Missing2468 
TOTAL142100.0
Link ID (LINKID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26103219889.991255381.08
Weight adjustment (PAWT2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.799
Primary sampling unit ID (PSU_ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL261029.1115.75
Summary status of case (RESP_SUM)
TOTAL%
490) Partial5.2
491) Complete260599.8
TOTAL2610100.0
Respondent's age (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 29 years old55621.3
2) 30 to 44 years old74828.6
3) 45 to 59 years old75428.9
4) 60 to 74 years old41215.8
5) 75 years and older1415.4
TOTAL2611100.0
Respondent's gender (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
0) Female135151.8
1) Male125948.2
TOTAL2610100.0
These next several questions are about your political views and activities. When it comes to politics, do you usually think of yourself as: (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal1686.5
2) Somewhat liberal37914.7
3) Middle of the road63224.5
4) Somewhat conservative50419.5
5) Very conservative2258.7
6) Haven't thought much about it67626.2
Missing26 
TOTAL2584100.0
Respondent's race (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White181169.4
2) Black27810.7
3) Hispanic32112.3
4) Asian1094.2
5) Pacific Islander9.3
6) Other823.1
TOTAL2610100.0
Respondent's religious tradition (Steensland) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Black Protestant1475.6
2) Evangelical Protestant69426.6
3) Mainline Protestant36213.9
4) Catholic69426.6
5) Unaffiliated41015.7
6) Other30411.6
TOTAL2611100.0
Geography - census region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast44016.9
2) Midwest62123.8
3) South88133.8
4) West66825.6
TOTAL2610100.0
What is the highest level of schooling you have completed, or what is the highest degree that you have earned? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No high school diploma30611.8
2) GED or high school diploma105640.6
3) Vocational/technical diploma or Associate's degree48018.5
4) Bachelor's degree42116.2
5) Graduate degree26710.3
6) Other712.7
Missing10 
TOTAL2601100.0


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, church attendance and more, click on the "Analyze results" link below a variable.
Modules
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