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.
Religious Leaders

While the Portraits of American Life Study covers a broad range of topics, we highlighted some findings that would be relevant to leaders of religious congregations. We present a profile of the American population by these topics:

  • Religious Affiliation
  • Attendance of Worship Services
  • Religious Leaders
  • Attitudes Regarding Own Religious Congregation
  • Participation
  • Religious Beliefs
  • Religious Practices
  • Religious Guidance
  • Religion and Race