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

Social Activities

  All frequencies weighted by LOWEIGHT


In the last 12 months, about how often, if at all, did you spend time emailing friends or family, in chat rooms or in an online discussion over the Internet? (SA_31W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1.1
1) Never49837.9
2) A few times1088.2
3) Once a month594.5
4) Two-three times a month1098.3
5) Once a week1047.9
6) Two-three days a week16712.7
7) Four-five days a week816.2
8) Every day or nearly every day18814.3
TOTAL1315100.0
In an average day on the Internet, about how many hours or minutes do you spend e-mailing friends or family, in chat rooms or in an on-line discussion over the Internet? (SA_32W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1.1
0) None52840.2
1) One-five minutes1118.5
2) Six-10 minutes685.2
3) 11-15 minutes866.5
4) 16-30 minutes20715.8
5) 31-59 minutes282.1
6) One hour18414
7) Two hours564.3
8) Three hours181.4
9) Four hours5.4
10) Five hours161.2
11) More than five hours5.4
TOTAL1313100.0
About how many times in the past 12 months have you socialized with coworkers outside of work? (SA_COW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know2.2
0) Never49637.8
1) Once544.1
2) Two-four times18013.7
3) Five-nine times14411
4) Once a month16412.5
5) Twice a month14010.7
6) Once a week624.7
7) More than once a week715.4
Missing1 
TOTAL1313100.0
About how many times in the past 12 months have you exercised with a friend or family member, such as walking, aerobics, or swimming, or participated in a recreational activity with others? (E.g., bowling, golf, tennis, hunting) (SA_EXW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Never25319.3
1) Once241.8
2) Two-four times987.5
3) Five-nine times1078.1
4) Once a month16012.2
5) Twice a month18914.4
6) Once a week16812.8
7) More than once a week31423.9
TOTAL1313100.0
About how many times in the past 12 months have you visited family in person or had them visit you? (SA_FAW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Never433.3
1) Once322.4
2) Two-four times1289.7
3) Five-nine times16712.7
4) Once a month17613.4
5) Twice a month22016.7
6) Once a week23818.1
7) More than once a week31023.6
TOTAL1314100.0
About how many times in the past 12 months have you had friends over to your home? (SA_FRW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Never14310.9
1) Once262
2) Two-four times14511
3) Five-nine times13110
4) Once a month26820.4
5) Twice a month26320
6) Once a week16612.6
7) More than once a week17213.1
TOTAL1314100.0
About how many times in the past 12 months have you spent time with friends at a park, shopping mall, or other public place? (SA_PUW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Never21316.3
1) Once362.7
2) Two-four times16212.4
3) Five-nine times14511.1
4) Once a month24418.6
5) Twice a month23517.9
6) Once a week1269.6
7) More than once a week14911.4
Missing3 
TOTAL1310100.0
About how many times in the past 12 months have you attended a small group that meets regularly and provides support or caring for those who participate in it? (SA_SMW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Never77058.6
1) Once171.3
2) Two-four times735.6
3) Five-nine times957.2
4) Once a month1189
5) Twice a month1007.6
6) Once a week796
7) More than once a week624.7
TOTAL1314100.0
About how many times in the past 12 months have you volunteered for a project that helps people in the local community? (SA_VOW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Never69152.6
1) Once937.1
2) Two-four times19815.1
3) Five-nine times896.8
4) Once a month1108.4
5) Twice a month675.1
6) Once a week282.1
7) More than once a week382.9
TOTAL1314100.0
SAQ [self-administered questionnaire] language (SAQLAW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) English81995.7
2) Spanish374.3
Missing458 
TOTAL856100.0
Overall, what grade would you give public schools in the U.S. these days? (SAQA1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) A131.6
2) B15418.8
3) C37645.8
4) D15218.5
5) F263.2
6) Dont Know10012.2
Missing493 
TOTAL821100.0
Overall, what grade would you give your local public schools these days? (SAQA2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) A546.6
2) B23328.6
3) C26933
4) D11714.4
5) F374.5
6) Dont Know10512.9
Missing498 
TOTAL815100.0
Are your local public schools hostile to your moral and spiritual values, or are they supportive of your moral and spiritual values? Would you say they are... (SAQA3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Very hostile374.4
2) Somewhat hostile9210.9
3) Neither hostile nor supportive29334.6
4) Somewhat supportive16920
5) Very supportive799.3
6) Dont know17620.8
Missing468 
TOTAL846100.0
Do you favor or oppose a school voucher program that would allow parents to use tax funds to send their children to the school of their choice, even if it were a private school? Do you... (SAQA4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor21926
2) Somewhat favor21926
3) Neither favor nor oppose13415.9
4) Somewhat oppose10112
5) Strongly oppose10612.6
6) Dont know637.5
Missing472 
TOTAL842100.0
For the questions on this page, if you dont have children under 18 years, please think about how you would answer if you did have children under 18. How far in school do/would you want your children to go? Please mark only the highest level that applies (SAQA5AW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduation4.5
2) High school graduation or GED only101.2
3) Two-year school course in a community or vocational445.2
4) Attend college, but not complete a four-year degree111.3
5) Graduate from college37844.3
6) Obtain a masters degree or equivalent19923.3
7) Obtain a Ph.D., M.D., or other advanced19222.5
8) Dont know/Not sure161.9
Missing461 
TOTAL854100.0
You reported how far in school you would want your children to go. For this question, please indicate how far in school you expect your children will go. Please mark only the highest level that applies (SAQA5BW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduation7.8
2) High school graduation or GED only637.5
3) Two-year school course in a community or vocational526.2
4) Attend college, but not complete a four-year degree354.1
5) Graduate from college43251.1
6) Obtain a masters degree or equivalent14417
7) Obtain a Ph.D., M.D., or other advanced779.1
8) Dont know/Not sure354.1
Missing470 
TOTAL845100.0
Would you want your children to attend a religious college or university? (SAQA5CW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes799.3
2) Probably yes17620.7
3) Probably not14316.8
4) Definitely not677.9
5) Not sure10912.8
6) Depends27832.6
Missing462 
TOTAL852100.0
Would you want your children to attend a religious elementary or high school? (SAQA5DW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes11713.7
2) Probably yes21325
3) Probably not15117.7
4) Definitely not9611.3
5) Not sure9310.9
6) Depends18121.3
Missing463 
TOTAL851100.0
For each of the following statements, please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, neither agree nor disagree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree. I favor more environmental regulation even if it slows economic growth (SAQB1AW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18422
2) Somewhat agree30736.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree13716.4
4) Somewhat disagree10412.4
5) Strongly disagree516.1
6) Dont know536.3
Missing477 
TOTAL836100.0
Marriage is a lifetime relationship and should never be ended except under extreme circumstances (SAQB1BW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree37444.2
2) Somewhat agree18722.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree9611.3
4) Somewhat disagree9811.6
5) Strongly disagree8710.3
6) Dont know5.6
Missing468 
TOTAL847100.0
The husband should be the spiritual leader of the family (SAQB1CW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21425.4
2) Somewhat agree11413.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree26631.6
4) Somewhat disagree8510.1
5) Strongly disagree14917.7
6) Dont know151.8
Missing472 
TOTAL843100.0
There are no definite rights and wrongs for everybody (SAQB1DW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9811.7
2) Somewhat agree14016.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree829.8
4) Somewhat disagree12214.6
5) Strongly disagree36443.4
6) Dont know323.8
Missing475 
TOTAL838100.0
The world is always changing and we should adjust our views of what is morally right and wrong to reflect those changes (SAQB1EW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9611.3
2) Somewhat agree21325.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree677.9
4) Somewhat disagree13816.3
5) Strongly disagree32338.1
6) Dont know111.3
Missing467 
TOTAL848100.0
The U.S. would be a better country if religion had less influence in public affairs (SAQB1FW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11213.2
2) Somewhat agree10312.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree13515.9
4) Somewhat disagree13315.7
5) Strongly disagree32538.3
6) Dont know404.7
Missing467 
TOTAL848100.0
Religion is a private matter that should be kept out of politics (SAQB1GW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29134.4
2) Somewhat agree16219.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree677.9
4) Somewhat disagree14316.9
5) Strongly disagree16319.3
6) Dont know192.2
Missing469 
TOTAL845100.0
Religion is one of the primary causes of violence in todays world (SAQB1HW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree19523.2
2) Somewhat agree24829.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree8610.2
4) Somewhat disagree718.4
5) Strongly disagree22827.1
6) Dont know131.5
Missing473 
TOTAL841100.0
I am very interested in politics or government affairs (SAQB1IW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12014.2
2) Somewhat agree26831.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree18622
4) Somewhat disagree10512.4
5) Strongly disagree13215.6
6) Dont know333.9
Missing470 
TOTAL844100.0
Over the last three years, are there any specific political issues or political causes that You have been involved in -- by trying to change government policy, contacting elected officials, going to meetings, participating in a protest or boycott, and so on? (SAQB2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) No69884.4
2) Yes12915.6
Missing488 
TOTAL827100.0
In the last 12 months, about how often did you: get eight hours of sleep or more? (SAQC1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Never435.1
2) A few times13115.5
3) Once a month323.8
4) Two-three times a month637.4
5) Once a week11914.1
6) A few times a week27933
7) Once a day16419.4
8) More than once a day151.8
Missing469 
TOTAL846100.0
In the last 12 months, about how often did you: listen to the radio? (SAQC2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Never7.8
2) A few times849.9
3) Once a month2.2
4) Two-three times a month212.5
5) Once a week354.1
6) A few times a week18021.3
7) Once a day21625.5
8) More than once a day30135.6
Missing468 
TOTAL846100.0
In the last 12 months, about how often did you: listen to religious radio stations or religious programs? (SAQC3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Never38445.3
2) A few times17320.4
3) Once a month354.1
4) Two-three times a month505.9
5) Once a week586.8
6) A few times a week708.3
7) Once a day273.2
8) More than once a day505.9
Missing468 
TOTAL847100.0
In the last 12 months, about how often did you: watch television? (SAQC4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Never5.6
2) A few times293.4
3) Once a month1.1
4) Two-three times a month111.3
5) Once a week202.4
6) A few times a week13115.5
7) Once a day28934.2
8) More than once a day35842.4
Missing469 
TOTAL844100.0
In the last 12 months, about how often did you: watch religious shows on television? (SAQC5W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Never40648.3
2) A few times20023.8
3) Once a month323.8
4) Two-three times a month495.8
5) Once a week586.9
6) A few times a week667.8
7) Once a day202.4
8) More than once a day101.2
Missing474 
TOTAL841100.0
In the last 12 months, about how often did you: use the Internet? (SAQC6W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Never17620.9
2) A few times414.9
3) Once a month151.8
4) Two-three times a month222.6
5) Once a week344
6) A few times a week13315.8
7) Once a day14417.1
8) More than once a day27933.1
Missing469 
TOTAL844100.0
In the last 12 months, about how often did you: view Internet sites on religion or spirituality? (SAQC7W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Never57768.8
2) A few times14717.5
3) Once a month172
4) Two-three times a month384.5
5) Once a week161.9
6) A few times a week313.7
7) Once a day111.3
8) More than once a day2.2
Missing474 
TOTAL839100.0
In the last 12 months, about how often did you: pay attention to national and world politics and public affairs? (SAQC8W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Never364.3
2) A few times11914.2
3) Once a month202.4
4) Two-three times a month354.2
5) Once a week586.9
6) A few times a week19222.9
7) Once a day22626.9
8) More than once a day15418.3
Missing473 
TOTAL840100.0
In the last 12 months, about how often did you: pay attention to local politics and community affairs? (SAQC9W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Never556.6
2) A few times17220.5
3) Once a month445.3
4) Two-three times a month748.8
5) Once a week11213.4
6) A few times a week15118
7) Once a day16319.5
8) More than once a day678
Missing477 
TOTAL838100.0
In the last 12 months, about how often did you: read a newspaper or read the news? (SAQC10W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Never364.3
2) A few times8910.6
3) Once a month283.3
4) Two-three times a month313.7
5) Once a week10011.9
6) A few times a week14517.2
7) Once a day32738.8
8) More than once a day8710.3
Missing470 
TOTAL843100.0
In the last 12 months, about how often did you: how often have you distorted the truth or falsely represented something to get something you couldnt otherwise obtain? (SAQC11W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Never43952.4
2) A few times35742.7
3) Once a month131.6
4) Two-three times a month81
5) Once a week7.8
6) A few times a week7.8
7) Once a day5.6
8) More than once a day1.1
Missing476 
TOTAL837100.0
Have you done any work for pay in the past 12 months? (SAQD1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61473.5
2) No22126.5
Missing479 
TOTAL835100.0
Are you self-employed or do you work for somebody else? (SAQD1AW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Self-employed9215
2) Work for someone else49780.8
3) Other264.2
Missing699 
TOTAL615100.0
Is your employer, company, or the organization you work for a for-profit organization or business, or a not-for-profit organization? (SAQD1BW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) For profit43170.8
2) Not-for-profit13522.2
3) Other437.1
Missing705 
TOTAL609100.0
Are you a direct employee of the government -- whether national, state, or local? (SAQD1CW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8313.4
2) No51983.8
3) Not sure172.7
Missing694 
TOTAL619100.0
Do you work for a religious or faith-based organization or business? (SAQD1DW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes457.2
2) No57492.3
3) Not sure3.5
Missing693 
TOTAL622100.0
Does your employer, company or business do or organize any charitable or volunteer work? (SAQD1EW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28747.1
2) No26743.8
3) Dont know559
Missing705 
TOTAL609100.0
In the past 12 months, about how many hours, if any, did you participate in this charitable work? (SAQD1FW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know12942.3
0) Zero4514.8
1) One-105919.3
2) 11-504113.4
3) Greater than 503110.2
Missing1009 
TOTAL305100.0
During the calendar year 2005, did you or anyone in your family donate money, assets, or property/goods, with a combined value of more than $25 to religious or charitable organizations? (SAQE1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50665.7
2) No26434.3
Missing545 
TOTAL770100.0
Please report the total dollar value of your 2005 donations in each of the following categories: organizations that serve multiple or a combination of purposes? Examples: United Way, the United Jewish Appeal, the Catholic Charities, or your local community foundation. Total dollar value of donations (SAE2AAW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero3110.4
1) $1-494214.1
2) $50-49913846.3
3) $500 or more8729.2
Missing1016 
TOTAL298100.0
Please report the total dollar value of your 2005 donations in each of the following categories: organizations that serve multiple or a combination of purposes? Examples: United Way, the United Jewish Appeal, the Catholic Charities, or your local community foundation. Were any religious organizations? (SAE2ARW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17165.8
2) No8934.2
Missing1054 
TOTAL260100.0
Please report the total dollar value of your 2005 donations in each of the following categories: organizations that help people in need of food, shelter, or other basic necessities? Examples: American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, local soup kitchen, etc. Total dollar value of donations (SAE2BAW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero289
1) $1-496621.2
2) $50-49917957.6
3) $500 or more3812.2
Missing1003 
TOTAL311100.0
Please report the total dollar value of your 2005 donations in each of the following categories: organizations that help people in need of food, shelter, or other basic necessities? Examples: American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, local soup kitchen, etc. Were any religious organizations? (SAE2BRW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12445.9
2) No14654.1
Missing1044 
TOTAL270100.0
Please report the total dollar value of your 2005 donations in each of the following categories: organizations that are in health care or medical research? Examples: Hospitals, nursing homes, mental health facilities, cancer, heart and lung associations, etc. Total dollar value of donations (SAE2CAW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero3214.6
1) $1-495726
2) $50-49911251.1
3) $500 or more188.2
Missing1095 
TOTAL219100.0
Please report the total dollar value of your 2005 donations in each of the following categories: organizations that are in health care or medical research? Examples: Hospitals, nursing homes, mental health facilities, cancer, heart and lung associations, etc. Were any religious organizations? (SAE2CRW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3517.1
2) No17082.9
Missing1109 
TOTAL205100.0
Please report the total dollar value of your 2005 donations in each of the following categories: organizations that serve educational purposes (not including tuition payments for you or other family members)? Examples: Colleges, grade schools, parent-teacher associations, libraries, scholarship funds, etc. Total dollar value of donations (SAE2DAW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero4927.5
1) $1-492011.2
2) $50-4997944.4
3) $500 or more3016.9
Missing1136 
TOTAL178100.0
Please report the total dollar value of your 2005 donations in each of the following categories: organizations that serve educational purposes (not including tuition payments for you or other family members)? Examples: Colleges, grade schools, parent-teacher associations, libraries, scholarship funds, etc. Were any religious organizations? (SAE2DRW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4827.1
2) No12972.9
Missing1137 
TOTAL177100.0
Please report the total dollar value of your 2005 donations in each of the following categories: organizations that provide youth or family services? Examples: Scouting, boys and girls clubs, sports leagues, Big Brothers or Sisters, foster care, family counseling, etc. Total dollar value of donations (SAE2EAW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero5126.6
1) $1-494925.5
2) $50-4998544.3
3) $500 or more73.6
Missing1122 
TOTAL192100.0
Please report the total dollar value of your 2005 donations in each of the following categories: organizations that provide youth or family services? Examples: Scouting, boys and girls clubs, sports leagues, Big Brothers or Sisters, foster care, family counseling, etc. Were any religious organizations? (SAE2ERW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4022.6
2) No13777.4
Missing1137 
TOTAL177100.0
Please report the total dollar value of your 2005 donations in each of the following categories: organizations that involve the arts, culture, or ethnic awareness? Examples: Museum, theatre, orchestra, public broadcasting, etc. Total dollar value of donations (SAE2FAW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero6746.9
1) $1-491711.9
2) $50-4995337.1
3) $500 or more64.2
Missing1171 
TOTAL143100.0
Please report the total dollar value of your 2005 donations in each of the following categories: organizations that involve the arts, culture, or ethnic awareness? Examples: Museum, theatre, orchestra, public broadcasting, etc. Were any religious organizations? (SAE2FRW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1310.5
2) No11189.5
Missing1190 
TOTAL124100.0
Please report the total dollar value of your 2005 donations in each of the following categories: organizations that improve neighborhoods and communities? Examples: Community associations, service clubs, etc. Total dollar value of donations (SAE2GAW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero5840
1) $1-492617.9
2) $50-4995638.6
3) $500 or more53.4
Missing1169 
TOTAL145100.0
Please report the total dollar value of your 2005 donations in each of the following categories: organizations that improve neighborhoods and communities? Examples: Community associations, service clubs, etc. Were any religious organizations? (SAE2GRW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2216.5
2) No11183.5
Missing1181 
TOTAL133100.0
Please report the total dollar value of your 2005 donations in each of the following categories: organizations that preserve the environment? Examples: Conservation efforts, animal protection, parks, etc. Total dollar value of donations (SAE2HAW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero5435.5
1) $1-493724.3
2) $50-4995435.5
3) $500 or more74.6
Missing1162 
TOTAL152100.0
Please report the total dollar value of your 2005 donations in each of the following categories: organizations that preserve the environment? Examples: Conservation efforts, animal protection, parks, etc. Were any religious organizations? (SAE2HRW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1410.1
2) No12589.9
Missing1176 
TOTAL139100.0
Please report the total dollar value of your 2005 donations in each of the following categories: organizations that provide international aid or promote world peace? Examples: International childrens funds, disaster relief, human rights, etc. Total dollar value of donations (SAE2IAW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero5132.1
1) $1-492817.6
2) $50-4996440.3
3) $500 or more1610.1
Missing1154 
TOTAL159100.0
Please report the total dollar value of your 2005 donations in each of the following categories: organizations that provide international aid or promote world peace? Examples: International childrens funds, disaster relief, human rights, etc. Were any religious organizations? (SAE2IRW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5235.9
2) No9364.1
Missing1168 
TOTAL145100.0
Please report the total dollar value of your 2005 donations in each of the following categories: organizations that work for economic development in areas of poverty? Examples: Help to find or provide jobs for the poor or long-term unemployed. Total dollar value of donations (SAE2JAW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero7568.2
1) $1-4987.3
2) $50-4991917.3
3) $500 or more87.3
Missing1204 
TOTAL110100.0
Please report the total dollar value of your 2005 donations in each of the following categories: organizations that work for economic development in areas of poverty? Examples: Help to find or provide jobs for the poor or long-term unemployed. Were any religious organizations? (SAE2JRW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2323.5
2) No7576.5
Missing1217 
TOTAL98100.0
Total donations (SAQE2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) $1-10010623
2) $100-2508017.4
3) $250-5009921.5
4) $500-1,5009721.1
5) $1,500-2,500235
6) Greater than $2,5005512
Missing854 
TOTAL460100.0
Please tell us if you or any family member living with you has any of the assets listed below. If you or your family member has the listed asset, please tell us how much it is worth and then how much you owe on the asset, if any. (It is fine to use your best guess.) Do you or anyone in your family own: cars or trucks? (SAQF1AW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72091.4
2) No688.6
Missing526 
TOTAL788100.0
Do you or anyone in your family own: a house or condominium? (SAQF1BW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55972.3
2) No21427.7
Missing541 
TOTAL773100.0
Do you or anyone in your family own: a second home, vacation home, or rental real estate? (SAQF1CW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9512.5
2) No66887.5
Missing550 
TOTAL763100.0
Do you or anyone in your family own: a business or farm? (SAQF1DW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8010.4
2) No68889.6
Missing546 
TOTAL768100.0
Do you or anyone in your family own: land or acreage (not included above)? (SAQF1EW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes709.2
2) No69290.8
Missing553 
TOTAL762100.0
Do you or anyone in your family own: rights in a trust or estate? (SAQF1FW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes598
2) No68292
Missing573 
TOTAL741100.0
Do you or anyone in your family own: recreational vehicles, such as boat, motor home, trailer, motor bike, or snowmobile? (SAQF1GW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12716.7
2) No63583.3
Missing552 
TOTAL762100.0
Do you or anyone in your family own: pension or retirement accounts (IRAs, 401Ks, etc.)? (SAQF1HW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43458.3
2) No31041.7
Missing570 
TOTAL744100.0
Do you or anyone in your family own: other stocks, bonds, or savings bonds? (SAQF1IW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25534.5
2) No48565.5
Missing575 
TOTAL740100.0
Do you or anyone in your family own: certificates of deposit (CDs) and savings accounts? (SAQF1JW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29439.3
2) No45560.7
Missing565 
TOTAL749100.0
Do you or anyone in your family own: other assets (such as checking account balances; life insurance cash value; valuable collections; gold, silver, diamonds, rare coins, etc.)? (SAQF1KW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49270.4
2) No20729.6
Missing615 
TOTAL699100.0
Do you or anyone in your family own: any money owed to you? (SAQF1LW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7410.1
2) No66089.9
Missing580 
TOTAL734100.0
Do you or anyone in your family have the following: home equity loans? (SAQF2AW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13017.1
2) No62982.9
Missing555 
TOTAL759100.0
Do you or anyone in your family have the following: credit card charges? (SAQF2BW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41855
2) No34245
Missing554 
TOTAL760100.0
Do you or anyone in your family have the following: medical or legal bills? (SAQF2CW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18224
2) No57776
Missing554 
TOTAL759100.0
Do you or anyone in your family have the following: other debts or money owed not yet mentioned (for example, student loans, loans from relatives or friends, etc? (SAQF2DW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15120.1
2) No60179.9
Missing562 
TOTAL752100.0
Net assets (SAQWEAW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Less than -$10,000568
2) -$10,000 to -$1628.8
3) $1-10,0007410.5
4) $10,001-50,00010615.1
5) $50,001-150,00012718.1
6) $150,001-300,00010014.2
7) $300,001-600,0007410.5
8) $600,001-1,000,000517.3
9) More than $1,000,000537.5
Missing611 
TOTAL703100.0
In the last three years, have you been involved in or volunteered for: social service organizations, such as the Red Cross or United Way? (SAQGA1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82100
Missing1232 
TOTAL82100.0
In the last three years, have you attended a meeting for: social service organizations, such as the Red Cross or United Way? (SAQGA2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49100
Missing1265 
TOTAL49100.0
In the last three years, have you held a leadership position for: social service organizations, such as the Red Cross or United Way? (SAQGA3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10100
Missing1304 
TOTAL10100.0
Number of hours volunteered or participated in a typical month for: social service organizations, such as the Red Cross or United Way? (SAQGA4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero811.4
1) One to three3347.1
2) Four or more2941.4
Missing1245 
TOTAL70100.0
In the last three years, have you been involved in or volunteered for: sports clubs or teams? (SAQGB1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes159100
Missing1155 
TOTAL159100.0
In the last three years, have you attended a meeting for: sports clubs or teams? (SAQGB2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes118100
Missing1196 
TOTAL118100.0
In the last three years, have you held a leadership position for: sports clubs or teams? (SAQGB3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53100
Missing1261 
TOTAL53100.0
Number of hours volunteered or participated in a typical month for: sports clubs or teams? (SAQGB4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero53.5
1) One to three1711.8
2) Four or more12284.7
Missing1170 
TOTAL144100.0
In the last three years, have you been involved in or volunteered for: parent-teacher organization or other school group? (SAQGC1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes122100
Missing1192 
TOTAL122100.0
In the last three years, have you attended a meeting for: parent-teacher organization or other school group? (SAQGC2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes109100
Missing1205 
TOTAL109100.0
In the last three years, have you held a leadership position for: parent-teacher organization or other school group? (SAQGC3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28100
Missing1286 
TOTAL28100.0
Number of hours volunteered or participated in a typical month for: parent-teacher organization or other school group? (SAQGC4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero65.4
1) One to three5145.9
2) Four or more5448.6
Missing1203 
TOTAL111100.0
In the last three years, have you been involved in or volunteered for: youth religious ministries? (SAQGD1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes87100
Missing1227 
TOTAL87100.0
In the last three years, have you attended a meeting for: youth religious ministries? (SAQGD2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes70100
Missing1244 
TOTAL70100.0
In the last three years, have you held a leadership position for: youth religious ministries? (SAQGD3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29100
Missing1285 
TOTAL29100.0
Number of hours volunteered or participated in a typical month for: youth religious ministries? (SAQGD4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero57.7
1) One to three2843.1
2) Four or more3249.2
Missing1249 
TOTAL65100.0
In the last three years, have you been involved in or volunteered for: other youth organizations, including camps and sports organizations? (SAQGE1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes80100
Missing1234 
TOTAL80100.0
In the last three years, have you attended a meeting for: other youth organizations, including camps and sports organizations? (SAQGE2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59100
Missing1255 
TOTAL59100.0
In the last three years, have you held a leadership position for: other youth organizations, including camps and sports organizations? (SAQGE3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30100
Missing1284 
TOTAL30100.0
Number of hours volunteered or participated in a typical month for: other youth organizations, including camps and sports organizations? (SAQGE4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero68.2
1) One to three1926
2) Four or more4865.8
Missing1241 
TOTAL73100.0
In the last three years, have you been involved in or volunteered for: ministry organizations? (SAQGF1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52100
Missing1262 
TOTAL52100.0
In the last three years, have you attended a meeting for: ministry organizations? (SAQGF2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39100
Missing1275 
TOTAL39100.0
In the last three years, have you held a leadership position for: ministry organizations? (SAQGF3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15100
Missing1299 
TOTAL15100.0
Number of hours volunteered or participated in a typical month for: ministry organizations? (SAQGF4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero612.8
1) One to three1531.9
2) Four or more2655.3
Missing1268 
TOTAL47100.0
In the last three years, have you been involved in or volunteered for: political groups or parties? (SAQGG1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47100
Missing1267 
TOTAL47100.0
In the last three years, have you attended a meeting for: political groups or parties? (SAQGG2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36100
Missing1278 
TOTAL36100.0
In the last three years, have you held a leadership position for: political groups or parties? (SAQGG3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6100
Missing1308 
TOTAL6100.0
Number of hours volunteered or participated in a typical month for: political groups or parties? (SAQGG4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero614.3
1) One to three2252.4
2) Four or more1433.3
Missing1272 
TOTAL42100.0
In the last three years, have you been involved in or volunteered for: environmental groups? (SAQGH1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44100
Missing1270 
TOTAL44100.0
In the last three years, have you attended a meeting for: environmental groups? (SAQGH2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20100
Missing1294 
TOTAL20100.0
In the last three years, have you held a leadership position for: environmental groups? (SAQGH3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4100
Missing1310 
TOTAL4100.0
Number of hours volunteered or participated in a typical month for: environmental groups? (SAQGH4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero926.5
1) One to three1955.9
2) Four or more617.6
Missing1281 
TOTAL34100.0
In the last three years, have you been involved in or volunteered for: economic development organizations? (SAQGI1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18100
Missing1296 
TOTAL18100.0
In the last three years, have you attended a meeting for: economic development organizations? (SAQGI2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17100
Missing1297 
TOTAL17100.0
In the last three years, have you held a leadership position for: economic development organizations? (SAQGI3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6100
Missing1308 
TOTAL6100.0
Number of hours volunteered or participated in a typical month for: economic development organizations? (SAQGI4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero833.3
1) One to three833.3
2) Four or more833.3
Missing1290 
TOTAL24100.0
In the last three years, have you been involved in or volunteered for: labor unions? (SAQGJ1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45100
Missing1269 
TOTAL45100.0
In the last three years, have you attended a meeting for: labor unions? (SAQGJ2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37100
Missing1277 
TOTAL37100.0
In the last three years, have you held a leadership position for: labor unions? (SAQGJ3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9100
Missing1305 
TOTAL9100.0
Number of hours volunteered or participated in a typical month for: labor unions? (SAQGJ4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero617.6
1) One to three1544.1
2) Four or more1338.2
Missing1280 
TOTAL34100.0
In the last three years, have you been involved in or volunteered for: professional organizations? (SAQGK1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes115100
Missing1199 
TOTAL115100.0
In the last three years, have you attended a meeting for: professional organizations? (SAQGK2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes103100
Missing1211 
TOTAL103100.0
In the last three years, have you held a leadership position for: professional organizations? (SAQGK3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28100
Missing1286 
TOTAL28100.0
Number of hours volunteered or participated in a typical month for: professional organizations? (SAQGK4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero1011
1) One to three4549.5
2) Four or more3639.6
Missing1223 
TOTAL91100.0
In the last three years, have you been involved in or volunteered for: hobby clubs? (SAQGL1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes81100
Missing1233 
TOTAL81100.0
In the last three years, have you attended a meeting for: hobby clubs? (SAQGL2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes64100
Missing1250 
TOTAL64100.0
In the last three years, have you held a leadership position for: hobby clubs? (SAQGL3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26100
Missing1288 
TOTAL26100.0
Number of hours volunteered or participated in a typical month for: hobby clubs? (SAQGL4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero79.6
1) One to three2027.4
2) Four or more4663
Missing1241 
TOTAL73100.0
In the last three years, have you been involved in or volunteered for: arts or cultural groups? (SAQGM1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52100
Missing1262 
TOTAL52100.0
In the last three years, have you attended a meeting for: arts or cultural groups? (SAQGM2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40100
Missing1274 
TOTAL40100.0
In the last three years, have you held a leadership position for: arts or cultural groups? (SAQGM3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11100
Missing1303 
TOTAL11100.0
Number of hours volunteered or participated in a typical month for: arts or cultural groups? (SAQGM4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero612
1) One to three2652
2) Four or more1836
Missing1264 
TOTAL50100.0
In the last three years, have you been involved in or volunteered for: self-help groups? (SAQGN1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67100
Missing1247 
TOTAL67100.0
In the last three years, have you attended a meeting for: self-help groups? (SAQGN2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57100
Missing1257 
TOTAL57100.0
In the last three years, have you held a leadership position for: self-help groups? (SAQGN3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10100
Missing1304 
TOTAL10100.0
Number of hours volunteered or participated in a typical month for: self-help groups? (SAQGN4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero610.3
1) One to three1729.3
2) Four or more3560.3
Missing1256 
TOTAL58100.0
In the last three years, have you been involved in or volunteered for: book clubs? (SAQGO1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30100
Missing1284 
TOTAL30100.0
In the last three years, have you attended a meeting for: book clubs? (SAQGO2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21100
Missing1293 
TOTAL21100.0
In the last three years, have you held a leadership position for: book clubs? (SAQGO3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4100
Missing1310 
TOTAL4100.0
Number of hours volunteered or participated in a typical month for: book clubs? (SAQGO4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero623.1
1) One to three1142.3
2) Four or more934.6
Missing1287 
TOTAL26100.0
In the last three years, have you been involved in or volunteered for: neighborhood organizations? (SAQGP1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82100
Missing1232 
TOTAL82100.0
In the last three years, have you attended a meeting for: neighborhood organizations? (SAQGP2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes66100
Missing1248 
TOTAL66100.0
In the last three years, have you held a leadership position for: neighborhood organizations? (SAQGP3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22100
Missing1292 
TOTAL22100.0
Number of hours volunteered or participated in a typical month for: neighborhood organizations? (SAQGP4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero69
1) One to three3349.3
2) Four or more2841.8
Missing1248 
TOTAL67100.0
In the last three years, have you been involved in or volunteered for: community organizations or service clubs (not included above)? (SAQGQ1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes85100
Missing1229 
TOTAL85100.0
In the last three years, have you attended a meeting for: community organizations or service clubs (not included above)? (SAQGQ2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57100
Missing1257 
TOTAL57100.0
In the last three years, have you held a leadership position for: community organizations or service clubs (not included above)? (SAQGQ3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30100
Missing1284 
TOTAL30100.0
Number of hours volunteered or participated in a typical month for: community organizations or service clubs (not included above)? (SAQGQ4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero45.3
1) One to three3344
2) Four or more3850.7
Missing1238 
TOTAL75100.0
In the last three years, have you been involved in or volunteered for: any other organizations not yet mentioned (other than your congregation)? (SAQGR1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59100
Missing1255 
TOTAL59100.0
In the last three years, have you attended a meeting for: any other organizations not yet mentioned (other than your congregation)? (SAQGR2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40100
Missing1274 
TOTAL40100.0
In the last three years, have you held a leadership position for: any other organizations not yet mentioned (other than your congregation)? (SAQGR3W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21100
Missing1293 
TOTAL21100.0
Number of hours volunteered or participated in a typical month for: any other organizations not yet mentioned (other than your congregation)? (SAQGR4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
0) Zero48.3
1) One to three1122.9
2) Four or more3368.8
Missing1266 
TOTAL48100.0
Respondent completed SAQ (self-administered questionnaire) (SAQFLAW1) -- Wave 1 (2006)
TOTAL%
1) Yes856100
Missing458 
TOTAL856100.0


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