Portraits of American Life Study, 2nd Wave, 2012

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RE_17

[Wave 2] How often, if at all, do you think about or are you aware of what race you are?
  1) About every day
  2) About once a week
  3) About once a month
  4) Less than monthly
  5) Never

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
About every day 352 25.3% 25.3% -1.43
About once a week 135 9.7% 35% -.81
About once a month 113 8.1% 43.2% -.18
Less than monthly 333 24% 67.1% .44
Never 457 32.9% 100% 1.06

Variable Comparisons


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school GED or high school diploma Vocational/technical diploma or associate degree Bachelor's Graduate degree TOTAL
About every day 37.9%
39
27.0%
117
27.2%
82
20.9%
67
19.3%
37
25.3%
342
About once a week 3.9%
4
8.3%
36
9.9%
30
14.3%
46
7.8%
15
9.7%
131
About once a month 7.8%
8
6.2%
27
7.6%
23
9.0%
29
12.0%
23
8.1%
110
Less than monthly 11.7%
12
18.7%
81
23.2%
70
29.3%
94
35.4%
68
24.1%
325
Never 38.8%
40
39.7%
172
32.1%
97
26.5%
85
25.5%
49
32.8%
443
TOTAL 100.0%
103
100.0%
433
100.0%
302
100.0%
321
100.0%
192

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Race (I-RACE)

White/Caucasian/Anglo Black/African American Hispanic/Latino(a) Asian/Asian American TOTAL
About every day 9.8%
74
53.4%
155
36.9%
83
35.1%
39
25.4%
351
About once a week 9.1%
69
5.2%
15
14.2%
32
16.2%
18
9.7%
134
About once a month 8.2%
62
5.9%
17
9.3%
21
10.8%
12
8.1%
112
Less than monthly 31.3%
237
11.7%
34
18.2%
41
17.1%
19
24.0%
331
Never 41.5%
314
23.8%
69
21.3%
48
20.7%
23
32.9%
454
TOTAL 100.0%
756
100.0%
290
100.0%
225
100.0%
111

1382


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Democrat Neither Republican TOTAL
About every day 31.6%
248
23.4%
49
14.1%
55
25.4%
352
About once a week 9.3%
73
11.5%
24
9.7%
38
9.8%
135
About once a month 8.3%
65
10.5%
22
6.6%
26
8.2%
113
Less than monthly 22.6%
177
22.0%
46
28.1%
110
24.1%
333
Never 28.2%
221
32.5%
68
41.4%
162
32.6%
451
TOTAL 100.0%
784
100.0%
209
100.0%
391

1384


Gender (I-GENDER)

Female Male TOTAL
About every day 24.4%
213
26.9%
139
25.3%
352
About once a week 8.9%
78
11.0%
57
9.7%
135
About once a month 8.1%
71
8.1%
42
8.1%
113
Less than monthly 23.6%
206
24.6%
127
24.0%
333
Never 35.0%
306
29.3%
151
32.9%
457
TOTAL 100.0%
874
100.0%
516

1390


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Other faith Nonaffiliated TOTAL
About every day 55.0%
71
24.0%
76
17.1%
21
27.1%
91
18.9%
39
19.4%
54
25.3%
352
About once a week 2.3%
3
9.8%
31
10.6%
13
8.9%
30
12.1%
25
11.8%
33
9.7%
135
About once a month 3.1%
4
4.7%
15
5.7%
7
11.3%
38
7.3%
15
12.2%
34
8.1%
113
Less than monthly 8.5%
11
26.2%
83
28.5%
35
19.0%
64
30.1%
62
28.0%
78
24.0%
333
Never 31.0%
40
35.3%
112
38.2%
47
33.6%
113
31.6%
65
28.7%
80
32.9%
457
TOTAL 100.0%
129
100.0%
317
100.0%
123
100.0%
336
100.0%
206
100.0%
279

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Age (I-AGE)

20 to 29 years old 30 to 44 years old 45 to 59 years old 60 to 74 years old 75 years and older TOTAL
About every day 28.1%
62
29.7%
124
27.0%
108
14.3%
37
22.8%
21
25.3%
352
About once a week 17.6%
39
9.6%
40
9.3%
37
6.2%
16
3.3%
3
9.7%
135
About once a month 10.4%
23
9.3%
39
6.8%
27
6.9%
18
6.5%
6
8.1%
113
Less than monthly 17.2%
38
23.4%
98
25.3%
101
29.0%
75
22.8%
21
24.0%
333
Never 26.7%
59
28.0%
117
31.8%
127
43.6%
113
44.6%
41
32.9%
457
TOTAL 100.0%
221
100.0%
418
100.0%
400
100.0%
259
100.0%
92

1390

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