Portraits of American Life Study, 2nd Wave, 2012

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SP_2Z4

[Wave 2] In the last six years, has there been a turning point in your life when you made a new and personal commitment to a religious tradition, faith, or God?
  1) Yes
  2) No

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Yes 327 23.6% 23.6% -1.8
No 1056 76.4% 100% .56

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
Yes 22.5%
23
22.1%
95
34.0%
103
18.4%
59
17.8%
34
23.3%
314
No 77.5%
79
77.9%
334
66.0%
200
81.6%
262
82.2%
157
76.7%
1032
TOTAL 100.0%
102
100.0%
429
100.0%
303
100.0%
321
100.0%
191

1346


Race (I-RACE)

White/Caucasian/Anglo Black/African American Hispanic/Latino(a) Asian/Asian American TOTAL
Yes 17.4%
131
40.6%
116
25.6%
57
18.8%
21
23.6%
325
No 82.6%
623
59.4%
170
74.4%
166
81.3%
91
76.4%
1050
TOTAL 100.0%
754
100.0%
286
100.0%
223
100.0%
112

1375


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Democrat Neither Republican TOTAL
Yes 24.9%
194
20.8%
43
23.1%
90
23.7%
327
No 75.1%
586
79.2%
164
76.9%
300
76.3%
1050
TOTAL 100.0%
780
100.0%
207
100.0%
390

1377


Gender (I-GENDER)

Female Male TOTAL
Yes 26.6%
231
18.7%
96
23.6%
327
No 73.4%
638
81.3%
418
76.4%
1056
TOTAL 100.0%
869
100.0%
514

1383


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Other faith Nonaffiliated TOTAL
Yes 42.3%
55
34.3%
108
17.2%
21
18.9%
63
23.0%
47
11.9%
33
23.6%
327
No 57.7%
75
65.7%
207
82.8%
101
81.1%
271
77.0%
157
88.1%
245
76.4%
1056
TOTAL 100.0%
130
100.0%
315
100.0%
122
100.0%
334
100.0%
204
100.0%
278

1383


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
Yes 25.6%
56
28.0%
117
24.9%
99
17.9%
46
9.9%
9
23.6%
327
No 74.4%
163
72.0%
301
75.1%
299
82.1%
211
90.1%
82
76.4%
1056
TOTAL 100.0%
219
100.0%
418
100.0%
398
100.0%
257
100.0%
91

1383

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