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

Housing Choice

  All frequencies weighted by LOWEIGHT


INTERVIEWER CODE: WHAT TYPE OF DWELLING IS THIS? (HC1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know3.2
1) Single family house96973.7
2) Multifamily house (more than one family lives in the same structure)463.5
3) Single-unit apartment (only one unit in structure)161.2
4) Multi-unit apartment (more than one unit in structure)21316.2
5) Apartment or room in house5.4
7) Trailer362.7
8) Other272.1
TOTAL1315100.0
In what year did you personally move to this residence? (HC3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know2.2
1949) Before 19502.2
1954) 1950-19548.6
1959) 1955-19599.7
1964) 1960-1964181.4
1965) 19655.4
1966) 19664.3
1967) 19675.4
1968) 19688.6
1969) 19695.4
1970) 19703.2
1971) 19716.5
1972) 19728.6
1973) 19736.5
1974) 19744.3
1975) 19758.6
1976) 1976191.4
1977) 19775.4
1978) 197811.8
1979) 19794.3
1980) 1980181.4
1981) 1981141.1
1982) 19825.4
1983) 1983161.2
1984) 198411.8
1985) 1985151.1
1986) 1986201.5
1987) 198710.8
1988) 1988181.4
1989) 1989231.8
1990) 1990322.4
1991) 1991181.4
1992) 1992332.5
1993) 1993262
1994) 1994272.1
1995) 1995352.7
1996) 1996201.5
1997) 1997453.4
1998) 1998292.2
1999) 1999463.5
2000) 2000554.2
2001) 2001725.5
2002) 2002735.6
2003) 20031078.1
2004) 20041309.9
2005) 200519715
2006) 2006796
TOTAL1314100.0
In what year did you personally move to this residence? (HC3) -- Wave 2 (2012)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL13142009.681.70
Do you rent, own, or are you currently living here rent-free? (HC5W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know3.2
1) Rent42032
2) Own77258.8
3) Live for free1199.1
TOTAL1314100.0
Do you rent, own, or are you currently living here rent-free? (HC5) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Rent24958.5
2) Own14133.1
3) Live for free368.5
Missing888 
TOTAL426100.0
Were you personally involved in the search for this home? (That is, did you help find this residence or was that done by other without your help?) (HC6W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes94271.9
2) No36928.1
Missing3 
TOTAL1311100.0
Anyone else involved in the search for this home? (HC7W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71275.6
2) No23024.4
Missing372 
TOTAL942100.0
Please tell me how this residence was found. What people or search methods did you use, such as real-estate agents, for sale or rent signs, or newspaper ads, to find this residence? [MARK ALL THAT APPLY] (HC10W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know1.1
1) Real estate agent28029.8
2) Newspaper ads or magazines10311
3) For rent/for sale sign16017
4) Internet464.9
5) Apartment finder service5.5
7) Family member879.3
8) Friend909.6
9) House rental service3.3
11) Someone else131.4
12) Other15216.2
Missing372 
TOTAL940100.0
Think back to when you rented/bought/moved to this residence. Did you look at residences in neighborhoods other than this one? (HC14W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69173.4
2) No25126.6
Missing372 
TOTAL942100.0
On average, how often have you felt unsafe, if ever, in your current neighborhood? (HC19W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
1) Never86265.6
2) Once or twice35827.2
3) Once a month544.1
4) Once a week161.2
5) At least once a day251.9
TOTAL1315100.0
On average, how often have you felt unsafe, if ever, in your current neighborhood? (HC19) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Never86565.8
2) Once or twice35627.1
3) Once a month393
4) Once a week332.5
5) At least once a day211.6
TOTAL1314100.0
Thinking about the people moving in and out of your neighborhood over the next three to five years, do you think that the percent of people in your neighborhood that are (respondents selected race) will increase a lot, increase a little, stay about same, decrease a little, or decrease a lot? (HC21W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know171.3
1) Increase a lot1138.6
2) Increase a little1299.8
3) Stay same79060.1
4) Decrease a little22116.8
5) Decrease a lot443.3
TOTAL1314100.0
Who was the person most involved in this search? (HC9AW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Self659.1
2) Parent (includes step, foster, adoptive)537.4
3) Child (includes step, foster, adoptive)121.7
4) Sibling (includes step, foster, adoptive)172.4
5) Spouse44662.6
6) Unmarried partner294.1
7) Roommate182.5
13) Other relative212.9
14) Other non-relative527.3
Missing602 
TOTAL713100.0
When we interviewed you in 2006, you were living at [2006 address]. Is this where you live today? (HC0) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes88867.6
2) No42632.4
TOTAL1314100.0
Since the 2006 interview, how many times have you moved, if any? (HC0A) -- Wave 2 (2012)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL13140.791.31
Do you connect to the Internet from a laptop or desktop computer in your home? (HC18) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes104979.8
2) No26520.2
TOTAL1314100.0


Instructions
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