Mennonite Church Member Profile, 1989

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RAISHAND (Weighted by WTFACTOR)

In my church
  1) It is commonplace for the worshippers to raise their hands to God while praying or singing.
  2) Raising of hands while praying or singing is not commonplace.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
It is commonplace for the worshippers to raise their hands to God while praying or singing. 434 14.3% 14.3%
Raising of hands while praying or singing is not commonplace. 2596 85.7% 100%
Missing 57
* The number of missing cases reported above is unweighted. Missing cases are not displayed in tables below.

Variable Comparisons

Church (I-CHURCH)

MC GCMC MBC BCC EMC TOTAL
It is commonplace for the worshippers to raise their hands to God while praying or singing. 20.9%
286
1.7%
14
11.5%
63
28.4%
71
2.0%
1
14.4%
435
Raising of hands while praying or singing is not commonplace. 79.1%
1082
98.3%
800
88.5%
485
71.6%
179
98.0%
50
85.6%
2596
TOTAL 100.0%
1368
100.0%
814
100.0%
548
100.0%
250
100.0%
51

3031


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
It is commonplace for the worshippers to raise their hands to God while praying or singing. 14.5%
204
14.1%
226
14.3%
430
Raising of hands while praying or singing is not commonplace. 85.5%
1204
85.9%
1377
85.7%
2581
TOTAL 100.0%
1408
100.0%
1603

3011


Age (I-AGE)

Under 30 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 64 65 & over TOTAL
It is commonplace for the worshippers to raise their hands to God while praying or singing. 18.9%
104
15.1%
103
16.5%
85
11.5%
83
10.3%
56
14.3%
431
Raising of hands while praying or singing is not commonplace. 81.1%
445
84.9%
577
83.5%
430
88.5%
640
89.7%
489
85.7%
2581
TOTAL 100.0%
549
100.0%
680
100.0%
515
100.0%
723
100.0%
545

3012


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Single Married Widowed Div./Sep. TOTAL
It is commonplace for the worshippers to raise their hands to God while praying or singing. 18.4%
77
13.8%
334
11.9%
16
12.0%
6
14.3%
433
Raising of hands while praying or singing is not commonplace. 81.6%
342
86.2%
2087
88.1%
119
88.0%
44
85.7%
2592
TOTAL 100.0%
419
100.0%
2421
100.0%
135
100.0%
50

3025


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Lt HS grad H.S. grad Some coll. Coll. grad Grad schl TOTAL
It is commonplace for the worshippers to raise their hands to God while praying or singing. 19.0%
128
15.9%
133
12.9%
72
14.1%
43
8.4%
54
14.3%
430
Raising of hands while praying or singing is not commonplace. 81.0%
545
84.1%
702
87.1%
485
85.9%
263
91.6%
592
85.7%
2587
TOTAL 100.0%
673
100.0%
835
100.0%
557
100.0%
306
100.0%
646

3017


Place of residence (I-WHERLIVE)

U.S. Canada Other TOTAL
It is commonplace for the worshippers to raise their hands to God while praying or singing. 15.7%
324
11.2%
104
23.1%
3
14.4%
431
Raising of hands while praying or singing is not commonplace. 84.3%
1734
88.8%
822
76.9%
10
85.6%
2566
TOTAL 100.0%
2058
100.0%
926
100.0%
13

2997


Nationality (I-NTNLTY)

Swiss/South German/Alsatian Dutch/North German/Prussian/Russian British Other TOTAL
It is commonplace for the worshippers to raise their hands to God while praying or singing. 16.8%
191
10.7%
145
21.3%
26
17.4%
39
14.1%
401
Raising of hands while praying or singing is not commonplace. 83.2%
949
89.3%
1210
78.7%
96
82.6%
185
85.9%
2440
TOTAL 100.0%
1140
100.0%
1355
100.0%
122
100.0%
224

2841


Household income (I-INCOME)

Lt 20K 20-29K 30-39K 40-49K 50K & up TOTAL
It is commonplace for the worshippers to raise their hands to God while praying or singing. 12.8%
78
14.1%
100
14.5%
76
16.1%
63
12.8%
69
13.9%
386
Raising of hands while praying or singing is not commonplace. 87.2%
531
85.9%
610
85.5%
449
83.9%
329
87.2%
472
86.1%
2391
TOTAL 100.0%
609
100.0%
710
100.0%
525
100.0%
392
100.0%
541

2777


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Democrat Republican Independnt TOTAL
It is commonplace for the worshippers to raise their hands to God while praying or singing. 9.6%
38
17.1%
191
12.7%
9
15.0%
238
Raising of hands while praying or singing is not commonplace. 90.4%
357
82.9%
925
87.3%
62
85.0%
1344
TOTAL 100.0%
395
100.0%
1116
100.0%
71

1582



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