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

Congregational Identity
[See section Religious Identification for more related variables.]

  All frequencies weighted by PAWT2

Which of the following do you consider yourself? (CI_1)
-7) Refused00
-4) Don't know10
1) Christian146156
2) Muslim14.5
3) Jewish391.5
4) Roman Catholic54620.9
5) Latter-day Saint or Mormon10.4
6) Buddhist24.9
7) Hindu361.4
8) Agnostic632.4
9) Atheist281.1
10) Spiritual, but not committed to a particular faith26310.1
11) Don't give religious things much thought572.2
12) Other662.5
Respondent's religion (with "other/specify" recodes) (CI_1_2)
-7) Refused00
-4) Don't know10
1) Christian136352.2
2) Muslim14.5
3) Jewish391.5
4) Roman Catholic69126.5
5) Latter-day Saints or Mormon10.4
6) Buddhist291.1
7) Hindu361.4
8) Agnostic692.6
9) Atheist281.1
10) Spiritual, but not committed to a particular faith2529.7
11) Don't give religious things much thought572.2
12) Other21.8
[If CI_1=1, skip to CI_4; If CI_1=2, skip to CA_1; If CI_3=3, skip to CI_6; If CI_1=4, skip to CA_1; If CI_1=5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 11 skip to CA_1; If CI_1=12, skip to CI_3; else go to CI_2.] Is there some other religion that I haven't mentioned that describes you, or are there religious practices, such as worship or ancestors, that you engage in? (CI_2)
-7) Refused00
1) Yes269.8
2) No23890.2
[Christians only]
Are you Catholic? (CI_4)
-4) Don't know2.1
1) Yes1248.5
2) No133491.4
How often do you attend worship services, not including weddings or funerals? (CI_0)
-7) Refused4.2
-4) Don't know4.2
1) Never66725.5
2) Once or twice a year42616.3
3) Several times a year (but less than once a month)34713.3
4) Once a month1636.2
5) Two or three times a month2459.4
6) Once a week49018.8
7) Twice a week1485.7
8) Three times a week or more1174.5

View each question on our survey and how our respondents answered to the left.

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