Mennonite Church Member Profile, 1989

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ECONNEED (Weighted by WTFACTOR)

When people in my church have economic need
  1) Most members give little or nothing to help.
  2) Most members give something to help.
  3) Most members give generously to help.
  4) Most members give sacrificially to help, believing that their own money and wealth should be available for the needs of all.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Most members give little or nothing to help. 181 6.1% 6.1%
Most members give something to help. 1519 50.8% 56.9%
Most members give generously to help. 1175 39.3% 96.2%
Most members give sacrificially to help, believing that their own money and wealth should be available for the needs of all. 113 3.8% 100%
Missing 105
* 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
Most members give little or nothing to help. 3.8%
52
7.6%
61
9.8%
52
5.3%
13
3.9%
2
6.0%
180
Most members give something to help. 44.6%
606
59.3%
477
56.4%
298
47.8%
117
41.2%
21
50.8%
1519
Most members give generously to help. 47.2%
642
30.3%
244
30.5%
161
41.6%
102
51.0%
26
39.3%
1175
Most members give sacrificially to help, believing that their own money and wealth should be available for the needs of all. 4.4%
60
2.7%
22
3.2%
17
5.3%
13
3.9%
2
3.8%
114
TOTAL 100.0%
1360
100.0%
804
100.0%
528
100.0%
245
100.0%
51

2988


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Most members give little or nothing to help. 6.9%
97
5.2%
82
6.0%
179
Most members give something to help. 53.3%
744
48.7%
765
50.8%
1509
Most members give generously to help. 35.8%
500
42.6%
669
39.4%
1169
Most members give sacrificially to help, believing that their own money and wealth should be available for the needs of all. 4.0%
56
3.6%
56
3.8%
112
TOTAL 100.0%
1397
100.0%
1572

2969


Age (I-AGE)

Under 30 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 64 65 & over TOTAL
Most members give little or nothing to help. 6.2%
33
8.3%
55
6.1%
31
5.1%
37
4.4%
24
6.1%
180
Most members give something to help. 50.4%
268
51.2%
339
50.2%
254
51.5%
372
50.3%
275
50.8%
1508
Most members give generously to help. 39.7%
211
37.5%
248
42.3%
214
38.5%
278
39.7%
217
39.3%
1168
Most members give sacrificially to help, believing that their own money and wealth should be available for the needs of all. 3.8%
20
3.0%
20
1.4%
7
5.0%
36
5.7%
31
3.8%
114
TOTAL 100.0%
532
100.0%
662
100.0%
506
100.0%
723
100.0%
547

2970


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Single Married Widowed Div./Sep. TOTAL
Most members give little or nothing to help. 8.1%
33
5.6%
134
5.7%
8
10.2%
5
6.0%
180
Most members give something to help. 50.2%
205
51.0%
1217
52.9%
74
42.9%
21
50.9%
1517
Most members give generously to help. 38.5%
157
39.7%
947
35.0%
49
40.8%
20
39.3%
1173
Most members give sacrificially to help, believing that their own money and wealth should be available for the needs of all. 3.2%
13
3.7%
88
6.4%
9
6.1%
3
3.8%
113
TOTAL 100.0%
408
100.0%
2386
100.0%
140
100.0%
49

2983


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Lt HS grad H.S. grad Some coll. Coll. grad Grad schl TOTAL
Most members give little or nothing to help. 3.5%
24
5.9%
49
7.9%
43
5.0%
15
8.1%
51
6.1%
182
Most members give something to help. 47.1%
321
49.9%
412
50.7%
276
54.8%
164
54.5%
343
50.9%
1516
Most members give generously to help. 42.7%
291
40.8%
337
37.7%
205
37.5%
112
35.1%
221
39.2%
1166
Most members give sacrificially to help, believing that their own money and wealth should be available for the needs of all. 6.6%
45
3.3%
27
3.7%
20
2.7%
8
2.2%
14
3.8%
114
TOTAL 100.0%
681
100.0%
825
100.0%
544
100.0%
299
100.0%
629

2978


Place of residence (I-WHERLIVE)

U.S. Canada Other TOTAL
Most members give little or nothing to help. 4.8%
99
8.8%
79
20.0%
2
6.1%
180
Most members give something to help. 49.2%
1005
54.6%
491
40.0%
4
50.8%
1500
Most members give generously to help. 42.0%
858
33.2%
299
40.0%
4
39.3%
1161
Most members give sacrificially to help, believing that their own money and wealth should be available for the needs of all. 4.0%
82
3.4%
31
0.0%
0
3.8%
113
TOTAL 100.0%
2044
100.0%
900
100.0%
10

2954


Nationality (I-NTNLTY)

Swiss/South German/Alsatian Dutch/North German/Prussian/Russian British Other TOTAL
Most members give little or nothing to help. 4.4%
49
7.6%
101
10.5%
12
6.3%
14
6.3%
176
Most members give something to help. 47.4%
533
55.6%
741
47.4%
54
49.8%
110
51.5%
1438
Most members give generously to help. 44.8%
504
33.4%
445
41.2%
47
39.4%
87
38.8%
1083
Most members give sacrificially to help, believing that their own money and wealth should be available for the needs of all. 3.5%
39
3.5%
46
0.9%
1
4.5%
10
3.4%
96
TOTAL 100.0%
1125
100.0%
1333
100.0%
114
100.0%
221

2793


Household income (I-INCOME)

Lt 20K 20-29K 30-39K 40-49K 50K & up TOTAL
Most members give little or nothing to help. 5.7%
35
4.8%
34
6.6%
34
7.9%
30
7.8%
41
6.3%
174
Most members give something to help. 51.2%
313
51.8%
365
53.1%
275
49.1%
187
50.8%
268
51.3%
1408
Most members give generously to help. 37.6%
230
40.3%
284
38.4%
199
37.8%
144
39.0%
206
38.8%
1063
Most members give sacrificially to help, believing that their own money and wealth should be available for the needs of all. 5.4%
33
3.1%
22
1.9%
10
5.2%
20
2.5%
13
3.6%
98
TOTAL 100.0%
611
100.0%
705
100.0%
518
100.0%
381
100.0%
528

2743


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Democrat Republican Independnt TOTAL
Most members give little or nothing to help. 5.3%
21
5.2%
57
8.6%
6
5.4%
84
Most members give something to help. 52.8%
208
48.7%
537
54.3%
38
50.0%
783
Most members give generously to help. 38.1%
150
42.8%
472
35.7%
25
41.3%
647
Most members give sacrificially to help, believing that their own money and wealth should be available for the needs of all. 3.8%
15
3.4%
37
1.4%
1
3.4%
53
TOTAL 100.0%
394
100.0%
1103
100.0%
70

1567



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