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

Congregational Identity

  All frequencies weighted by LOWEIGHT


Which of the following do you consider yourself? (CI1W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know00
1) Christian75757.6
2) Muslim7.5
3) Jewish191.4
4) Roman Catholic27821.2
5) Latter-day Saint or Mormon5.4
6) Buddhist7.5
7) Hindu201.5
8) Agnostic322.4
9) Atheist181.4
10) Spiritual, but not committed to a particular faith1098.3
11) Dont give religious things much thought262
12) Other362.7
TOTAL1314100.0
Which of the following do you consider yourself? Are you Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Roman Catholic, Latter-day Saint or Mormon, Buddhist, Hindu, agnostic, atheist, spiritual, dont give religious things much thought or something else? (CI_1) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Christian71554.5
2) Muslim6.5
3) Jewish201.5
4) Roman Catholic26520.2
5) Latter-day Saint or Mormon4.3
6) Buddhist5.4
7) Hindu201.5
8) Agnostic (You are not sure if there is a God.)393
9) Atheist (You believe there is no God.)352.7
10) Spiritual, but not committed to a particular faith14911.3
11) Dont give religious things much thought171.3
12) Other382.9
TOTAL1313100.0
Is there some other religion that I havent mentioned that describes you, or are there religious practices, such as worship or ancestors, that you engage in? (CI2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
1) Yes1210.9
2) No9889.1
Missing1204 
TOTAL110100.0
Is there some other religion [CATI: that I havent / WEB: not already] mentioned that describes you, or are there religious practices, such as worship of ancestors that you engage in? (CI2) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes85.4
2) No14094.6
Missing1165 
TOTAL148100.0
Are you Catholic? (CI4W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
1) Yes607.9
2) No69892.1
Missing557 
TOTAL758100.0
Are you Catholic? (CI4) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes486.7
2) No66893.3
Missing599 
TOTAL716100.0
How often do you attend worship services, not including weddings or funerals? (CI0W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1.1
-4) Dont know2.2
1) Never30423.1
2) Once or twice a year20915.9
3) Several times a year (but less than once a month)17513.3
4) Once a month765.8
5) Two or three times a month13210
6) Once a week25519.4
7) Twice a week785.9
8) Three times a week or more826.2
TOTAL1314100.0
This question is about how often you attend worship services, not including weddings or funerals. Would that be never, once or twice a year, several times a year, once a month, two or three times a month, once a week, twice a week or three times a week or more? (CI_0) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Never34926.6
2) Once or twice a year22617.2
3) Several times a year14210.8
4) Once a month655
5) Two or three times a month1088.2
6) Once a week23317.7
7) Twice a week957.2
8) Three times a week or more957.2
Missing1 
TOTAL1313100.0
Respondents religion (CI1_2W1) -- Wave 1 (2006) [See Wave 2 version below]
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know00
1) Christian70953.9
2) Muslim7.5
3) Jewish191.4
4) Roman Catholic34926.5
5) Latter-day Saints or Mormon5.4
6) Buddhist11.8
7) Hindu201.5
8) Agnostic362.7
9) Atheist181.4
10) Spiritual, but not committed to a particular faith1047.9
11) Dont give religious things much thought262
12) Other11.8
TOTAL1315100.0
Respondents religion (CI_1_2) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Christian68552.2
2) Muslim6.5
3) Jewish201.5
4) Roman Catholic31924.3
5) Mormon4.3
6) Buddhist6.5
7) Hindu201.5
8) Agnostic413.1
9) Atheist362.7
10) Spiritual14911.3
11) Dont think about religion181.4
12) Other9.7
TOTAL1313100.0
In the past six years, since 2006, was there a time when you attended worship services at least once a month for about a year or more? (CI_0Z1) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10117.8
2) No46782.2
Missing746 
TOTAL568100.0
How often does your [FILL: spouse/partner] attend worship services, not including weddings or funerals? Would that be never, once or twice a year, several times a year, once a month, two or three times a month, once a week, twice a week or three times a week or more? (CI_0Z5) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Never21626
2) Once or twice a year15618.8
3) Several times a year9211.1
4) Once a month273.3
5) Two or three times a month668
6) Once a week15118.2
7) Twice a week698.3
8) Three times a week or more536.4
Missing484 
TOTAL830100.0
Do you and your [FILL: spouse/partner] usually attend the same place of worship? (CI_0Z6) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53694.2
2) No335.8
Missing745 
TOTAL569100.0
In 2006, you considered yourself [FILL: religion]. Do you currently consider yourself that? (CI_0Z7) -- Wave 2 (2012)
TOTAL%
1) Yes101582.1
2) No15112.2
3) Other (sometimes, maybe, not sure, etc.)705.7
Missing78 
TOTAL1236100.0


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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