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

Race Ethnicity (ACASI)

  All frequencies weighted by PAWT2


[Non-whites only]
In general, how comfortable or uncomfortable would you be if your daughter marries someone who is white and not Hispanic? (ARE_1)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused162
-4) Don't know4.5
1) Very uncomfortable668.3
2) Somewhat uncomfortable506.3
3) Neither comfortable nor uncomfortable21226.7
4) Somewhat comfortable587.3
5) Very comfortable20125.3
6) Depends18823.6
Missing1814 
TOTAL795100.0
[Non-Asians only]
In general, how comfortable or uncomfortable would you be if your daughter married someone who is Asian? (ARE_2)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused371.5
-4) Don't know13.5
1) Very uncomfortable2479.9
2) Somewhat uncomfortable28811.6
3) Neither comfortable nor uncomfortable73929.6
4) Somewhat comfortable2469.9
5) Very comfortable47719.1
6) Depends44617.9
Missing117 
TOTAL2493100.0
[Non-Hispanics only]
In general, how comfortable or uncomfortable would you be if your daughter married someone who is Hispanic or Latino? (ARE_3)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused341.5
-4) Don't know11.5
1) Very uncomfortable26211.5
2) Somewhat uncomfortable32614.3
3) Neither comfortable nor uncomfortable61026.7
4) Somewhat comfortable2149.4
5) Very comfortable42918.8
6) Depends39517.3
Missing328 
TOTAL2281100.0
[Non-African Americans only]
In general, how comfortable or uncomfortable would you be if your daughter married someone who is Black or African American? (ARE_4)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused341.5
-4) Don't know10.4
1) Very uncomfortable49121.1
2) Somewhat uncomfortable44619.2
3) Neither comfortable nor uncomfortable47920.6
4) Somewhat comfortable1888.1
5) Very comfortable30613.2
6) Depends37116
Missing286 
TOTAL2325100.0
[Excludes Respondent's own race from the list]
Of the following groups - Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, or Indians - which one do you feel you have the most in common with? (ARE_5)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused702.7
-4) Don't know1756.7
1) Whites33612.9
2) Blacks50719.5
3) Hispanics52720.2
4) Asians37114.2
5) American Indians61923.8
Missing5 
TOTAL2605100.0
[Excludes Respondent's own race from the list]
Of the following groups - Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, or Indians - which one do you feel you have the least in common with? (ARE_6)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1094.2
-4) Don't know1003.8
1) Whites1305
2) Blacks61323.5
3) Hispanics30411.7
4) Asians76929.5
5) American Indians58022.3
Missing5 
TOTAL2605100.0
In the past twelve months, about how many times have you been in the home of a friend of a different race or had them in your home? (ARE_8)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused291.1
-4) Don't know7.3
0) Never73528.2
1) Once2318.9
2) 2-4 times47518.2
3) 5-9 times38114.6
4) Once a month26410.1
5) Twice a month1806.9
6) Once a week1154.4
7) More than once a week1897.3
Missing5 
TOTAL2606100.0


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