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

Sensation-Seeking

  All frequencies weighted by LOWEIGHT


This section is about your views on life. For each statement tell me whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, neither agree nor disagree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree. I like doing things just for the thrill of it. (SE_1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know3.2
1) Strongly agree28021.3
2) Somewhat agree57743.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree20715.8
4) Somewhat disagree14511
5) Strongly disagree1027.8
TOTAL1314100.0
I like doing things just for the thrill of it (SE_1) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17913.7
2) Somewhat agree50738.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree28622
4) Somewhat disagree17213.2
5) Strongly disagree15812.1
Missing11 
TOTAL1302100.0
I sometimes like to do things that are a little frightening. (SE_2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know00
1) Strongly agree1098.3
2) Somewhat agree36327.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree19614.9
4) Somewhat disagree27520.9
5) Strongly disagree37128.2
TOTAL1314100.0
I sometimes like to do things that are a little frightening (SE_2) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree644.9
2) Somewhat agree30623.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree18213.9
4) Somewhat disagree31123.8
5) Strongly disagree44434
Missing6 
TOTAL1307100.0
I enjoy getting into new situations where you cant predict how things will turn out. (SE_3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know4.3
1) Strongly agree13510.3
2) Somewhat agree42532.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree22917.4
4) Somewhat disagree26620.2
5) Strongly disagree25519.4
TOTAL1314100.0
I enjoy getting into new situations where you cant predict how things will turn out (SE_3) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree967.3
2) Somewhat agree32424.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree21616.5
4) Somewhat disagree30623.4
5) Strongly disagree36527.9
Missing6 
TOTAL1307100.0
The most important thing in life is my own happiness. (SE_4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29522.5
2) Somewhat agree25119.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree18013.7
4) Somewhat disagree27821.2
5) Strongly disagree31023.6
TOTAL1314100.0
It is sometimes okay to break moral rules if it works to your advantage and you can get away with it. (SE_5W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1.1
1) Strongly agree312.4
2) Somewhat agree886.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree896.8
4) Somewhat disagree22717.3
5) Strongly disagree87966.8
TOTAL1315100.0
It is sometimes okay to break moral rules if it works to your advantage and you can get away with it (SE_5) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree141.1
2) Somewhat agree675.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree826.3
4) Somewhat disagree21216.2
5) Strongly disagree93471.4
Missing5 
TOTAL1309100.0
I believe there is some real purpose for my life. (SE_6W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused2.2
-4) Dont know2.2
1) Strongly agree92970.7
2) Somewhat agree25419.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree1027.8
4) Somewhat disagree151.1
5) Strongly disagree10.8
TOTAL1314100.0
I believe there is some real purpose for my life (SE_6) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree87567
2) Somewhat agree27621.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree1068.1
4) Somewhat disagree362.8
5) Strongly disagree12.9
Missing9 
TOTAL1305100.0
I feel good about my future. (SE_7W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused4.3
1) Strongly agree74656.7
2) Somewhat agree43833.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree654.9
4) Somewhat disagree463.5
5) Strongly disagree161.2
TOTAL1315100.0
I feel good about my future (SE_7) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree65149.7
2) Somewhat agree40631
3) Neither agree nor disagree13610.4
4) Somewhat disagree775.9
5) Strongly disagree393
Missing6 
TOTAL1309100.0


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, religion and more, click on the "Analyze results" link below a variable.
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