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

Work/Job

  All frequencies weighted by LOWEIGHT


Asked only of those not working full or part time: Do you do any work for pay? (WJ_2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
1) Yes6113.1
2) No40386.9
Missing850 
TOTAL464100.0
Asked only of those not working full or part time: Do you do any work for pay? (WJ_2) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes529.5
2) No49890.5
Missing763 
TOTAL550100.0
In general, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your job? (WJ_6W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied40844.8
2) Somewhat satisfied35539
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied545.9
4) Somewhat dissatisfied727.9
5) Very dissatisfied222.4
Missing403 
TOTAL911100.0
In general, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your job? (WJ_6) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied31738.9
2) Somewhat satisfied33040.5
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied526.4
4) Somewhat dissatisfied8510.4
5) Very dissatisfied303.7
Missing500 
TOTAL814100.0
Are you working full time, part time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed, or something else? Dont know/refused (WJ_DKW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
0) No1314100
TOTAL1314100.0
Are you working full-time, part-time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed or something else? Dont know (vol.) (WJ_1_DK) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No273100
Missing1041 
TOTAL273100.0
Are you working full time, part time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed, or something else? Full-time (WJ_FUW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
0) No63047.9
1) Yes68452.1
TOTAL1314100.0
Are you working full-time, part-time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed or something else? Working full-time (WJ_FU) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No71254.2
1) Yes60245.8
TOTAL1314100.0
Are you working full time, part time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed, or something else? Homemaker (WJ_HOW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
0) No118790.3
1) Yes1279.7
TOTAL1314100.0
Are you working full-time, part-time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed or something else? Homemaker (WJ_HO) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No121392.3
1) Yes1017.7
TOTAL1314100.0
About how many total hours per week do you usually work for pay, counting all jobs? (WJ_HRW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know1.1
1) Zero-five313.4
2) Six-10303.3
3) 11-15222.4
4) 16-20495.4
5) 21-25434.7
6) 26-30303.3
7) 31-35374.1
8) 36-4032735.9
9) 41-45758.2
10) 46-5011712.8
11) 51-55333.6
12) 56-60636.9
13) 61-65171.9
14) 66-70121.3
15) 71-756.7
16) 76 or more192.1
Missing403 
TOTAL912100.0
Respondents work status - number of selections respondent made (WJ_MUW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL13141.090.29
Are you working full-time, part-time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed, or something else? Other (WJ_OTW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
0) No125095.1
1) Yes644.9
TOTAL1314100.0
Are you working full-time, part-time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed or something else? Other (WJ_OT) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No115487.8
1) Yes16012.2
TOTAL1314100.0
Are you working full-time, part-time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed, or something else? Part-time (WJ_PAW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
0) No113886.6
1) Yes17613.4
TOTAL1314100.0
Are you working full-time, part-time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed or something else? Working part-time (WJ_PA) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No115087.5
1) Yes16412.5
TOTAL1314100.0
Are you working full-time, part-time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed, or something else? Retired (WJ_REW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
0) No110283.9
1) Yes21216.1
TOTAL1314100.0
Are you working full-time, part-time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed or something else? Retired (WJ_RE) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No102578
1) Yes28922
TOTAL1314100.0
Are you working full-time, part-time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed, or something else? In school (WJ_SCW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
0) No122593.2
1) Yes896.8
TOTAL1314100.0
Are you working full-time, part-time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed, or something else? In school (WJ_SC) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No125995.8
1) Yes554.2
TOTAL1314100.0
Respondents work status - only one status designation allowed (WJSTW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time68452
2) Part-time16612.6
3) Retired20115.3
4) Homemaker947.1
5) In school443.3
6) Unemployed695.2
7) Other574.3
TOTAL1315100.0
Respondents work status - includes category for respondents selecting multiple statuses (WJST2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time63848.6
2) Part-time1199.1
3) Retired19514.8
4) Homemaker906.8
5) In school403
6) Unemployed685.2
7) Other574.3
8) Work multiple1078.1
TOTAL1314100.0
Are you working full-time, part-time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed, or something else? Unemployed (WJ_UNW1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
0) No123994.3
1) Yes755.7
TOTAL1314100.0
Are you working full-time, part-time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed or something else? Unemployed (WJ_UN) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No121792.6
1) Yes977.4
TOTAL1314100.0
Are you working full-time, part-time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed or something else? Refused (vol.) (WJ_1_R) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
0) No273100
Missing1041 
TOTAL273100.0
Are you working full-time, part-time, retired, a homemaker, in school, unemployed or something else? Skipped (vol.) (WJ_1_S) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2100
Missing1312 
TOTAL2100.0
Work status (WJ_STAT) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time60245.8
2) Part-time16012.2
3) Retired27420.9
4) Homemaker765.8
5) School231.8
6) Unemployed796
7) Other997.5
Missing2 
TOTAL1313100.0
Average work hours per week (WJ_HOURS) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Zero-five263.2
2) Six-10232.8
3) 11-15283.4
4) 16-20384.7
5) 21-25293.6
6) 26-30465.6
7) 31-35556.7
8) 36-4031638.8
9) 41-45819.9
10) 46-509011
11) 51-55151.8
12) 56-60364.4
13) 61-657.9
14) 66-706.7
15) 71-753.4
16) 76+162
Missing500 
TOTAL815100.0


Instructions
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