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

Work/Job

  All frequencies weighted by PAWT2


Respondent's work status - only one status designation allowed (WJ_STAT)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused10
-4) Don't know10
1) Full-time133451.1
2) Part-time32312.4
3) Retired40715.6
4) Homemaker1947.4
5) In school702.7
6) Unemployed1305
7) Other1505.7
TOTAL2610100.0
Respondent's work status - includes category for respondents selecting multiple statuses (WJ_STAT2)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused10
-4) Don't know10
1) Full-time125648.1
2) Part-time2379.1
3) Retired38614.8
4) Homemaker1857.1
5) In school622.4
6) Unemployed1274.9
7) Other1505.7
8) Work multiple2057.9
TOTAL2610100.0
[If WJ_STAT = 1 or 2, skip to WJ_HOURS, else go to WJ_2] Do you do any work for pay? (WJ_2)
TOTAL%
-4) Don't know00
1) Yes12813.4
2) No82486.6
Missing1658 
TOTAL952100.0
In general, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your job? (WJ_6)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied86948.6
2) Somewhat satisfied63535.5
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied1287.2
4) Somewhat dissatisfied1136.3
5) Very dissatisfied422.4
Missing824 
TOTAL1787100.0
Are you working full time, part time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed, or something else? Don't know/refused (WJ_DKREF)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26100.000.03
Are you working full time, part time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed, or something else? Full-time (WJ_FULL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26100.510.50
Are you working full time, part time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed, or something else? Homemaker (WJ_HOME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26100.100.30
Respondent's work status - number of selections respondent made (WRKSTAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26101.080.29
Are you working full-time, part-time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed, or something else? Other (WJ_OTHER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26100.060.25
Are you working full-time, part-time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed, or something else? Part-time (WJ_PART)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26100.130.33
Are you working full-time, part-time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed, or something else? Retired (WJ_RETIR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26100.160.37
Are you working full-time, part-time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed, or something else? In school (WJ_SCHL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26100.060.23
Are you working full-time, part-time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed, or something else? Unemployed (WJ_UNEMP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26100.060.23
[IF WJ_2=2, DK/RF, SKIP TO SE_Intro; else go to WJ_3] About how many total hours per week do you usually work for pay, counting all jobs? (WJ_HOURS)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1.1
-4) Don't know1.1
1) 0-5452.5
2) 6-10553.1
3) 11-15432.4
4) 16-20884.9
5) 21-25764.3
6) 26-301015.7
7) 31-35703.9
8) 36-4065436.6
9) 41-451538.6
10) 46-5024813.9
11) 51-55563.1
12) 56-601076
13) 61-65271.5
14) 66-70231.3
15) 71-7510.6
16) 76 or more291.6
Missing824 
TOTAL1787100.0


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