Mennonite Church Member Profile, 1989

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BLFJESUS (Weighted by WTFACTOR)

Which one of the following statements comes closest to expressing what you believe about Jesus Christ?
  1) Jesus was not only human but also divine and I have no doubts about it.
  2) While I have some doubts, basically I believe that Jesus was both human and divine.
  3) I feel that Jesus was a great man and very holy, but I don't believe he was divine any more than any of us are divine.
  4) I think Jesus was only a man, although an extraordinary one.
  5) I'm not sure there was such a person as Jesus.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Jesus was not only human but also divine and I have no doubts about it. 2709 87.9% 87.9%
While I have some doubts, basically I believe that Jesus was both human and divine. 330 10.7% 98.6%
I feel that Jesus was a great man and very holy, but I don't believe he was divine any more than any of us are divine. 27 .9% 99.5%
I think Jesus was only a man, although an extraordinary one. 12 .4% 99.9%
I'm not sure there was such a person as Jesus. 4 .1% 100%
Missing 6
* 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
Jesus was not only human but also divine and I have no doubts about it. 86.3%
1201
84.1%
695
94.5%
529
92.9%
235
96.1%
49
87.9%
2709
While I have some doubts, basically I believe that Jesus was both human and divine. 12.1%
168
13.8%
114
5.2%
29
6.7%
17
3.9%
2
10.7%
330
I feel that Jesus was a great man and very holy, but I don't believe he was divine any more than any of us are divine. 1.0%
14
1.2%
10
0.2%
1
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.8%
26
I think Jesus was only a man, although an extraordinary one. 0.4%
6
0.6%
5
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
12
I'm not sure there was such a person as Jesus. 0.1%
2
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
1391
100.0%
826
100.0%
560
100.0%
253
100.0%
51

3081


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Jesus was not only human but also divine and I have no doubts about it. 85.2%
1217
90.4%
1474
88.0%
2691
While I have some doubts, basically I believe that Jesus was both human and divine. 13.4%
191
8.5%
138
10.8%
329
I feel that Jesus was a great man and very holy, but I don't believe he was divine any more than any of us are divine. 0.8%
12
0.9%
14
0.8%
26
I think Jesus was only a man, although an extraordinary one. 0.4%
6
0.3%
5
0.4%
11
I'm not sure there was such a person as Jesus. 0.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
1428
100.0%
1631

3059


Age (I-AGE)

Under 30 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 64 65 & over TOTAL
Jesus was not only human but also divine and I have no doubts about it. 81.9%
451
86.7%
594
88.5%
460
88.6%
658
94.0%
528
87.9%
2691
While I have some doubts, basically I believe that Jesus was both human and divine. 16.7%
92
11.1%
76
11.0%
57
10.2%
76
5.0%
28
10.7%
329
I feel that Jesus was a great man and very holy, but I don't believe he was divine any more than any of us are divine. 0.4%
2
1.6%
11
0.4%
2
1.1%
8
0.5%
3
0.8%
26
I think Jesus was only a man, although an extraordinary one. 1.1%
6
0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.2%
1
0.4%
11
I'm not sure there was such a person as Jesus. 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.4%
2
0.1%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
551
100.0%
685
100.0%
520
100.0%
743
100.0%
562

3061


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Single Married Widowed Div./Sep. TOTAL
Jesus was not only human but also divine and I have no doubts about it. 81.8%
345
88.7%
2181
96.5%
138
79.2%
42
87.9%
2706
While I have some doubts, basically I believe that Jesus was both human and divine. 16.4%
69
10.3%
254
1.4%
2
7.5%
4
10.7%
329
I feel that Jesus was a great man and very holy, but I don't believe he was divine any more than any of us are divine. 1.7%
7
0.6%
14
0.0%
0
11.3%
6
0.9%
27
I think Jesus was only a man, although an extraordinary one. 0.2%
1
0.3%
8
0.7%
1
1.9%
1
0.4%
11
I'm not sure there was such a person as Jesus. 0.0%
0
0.1%
2
1.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
422
100.0%
2459
100.0%
143
100.0%
53

3077


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Lt HS grad H.S. grad Some coll. Coll. grad Grad schl TOTAL
Jesus was not only human but also divine and I have no doubts about it. 93.2%
658
91.0%
769
87.3%
490
84.6%
263
80.0%
516
87.9%
2696
While I have some doubts, basically I believe that Jesus was both human and divine. 5.7%
40
8.2%
69
11.1%
62
13.5%
42
18.1%
117
10.8%
330
I feel that Jesus was a great man and very holy, but I don't believe he was divine any more than any of us are divine. 0.4%
3
0.7%
6
0.7%
4
1.3%
4
1.4%
9
0.8%
26
I think Jesus was only a man, although an extraordinary one. 0.4%
3
0.1%
1
0.7%
4
0.6%
2
0.3%
2
0.4%
12
I'm not sure there was such a person as Jesus. 0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.1%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
706
100.0%
845
100.0%
561
100.0%
311
100.0%
645

3068


Place of residence (I-WHERLIVE)

U.S. Canada Other TOTAL
Jesus was not only human but also divine and I have no doubts about it. 88.3%
1845
87.4%
826
84.6%
11
88.0%
2682
While I have some doubts, basically I believe that Jesus was both human and divine. 10.5%
219
11.3%
107
7.7%
1
10.7%
327
I feel that Jesus was a great man and very holy, but I don't believe he was divine any more than any of us are divine. 0.7%
15
1.0%
9
0.0%
0
0.8%
24
I think Jesus was only a man, although an extraordinary one. 0.4%
9
0.2%
2
7.7%
1
0.4%
12
I'm not sure there was such a person as Jesus. 0.0%
1
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
2089
100.0%
945
100.0%
13

3047


Nationality (I-NTNLTY)

Swiss/South German/Alsatian Dutch/North German/Prussian/Russian British Other TOTAL
Jesus was not only human but also divine and I have no doubts about it. 87.5%
1010
88.9%
1224
90.0%
108
84.3%
193
88.0%
2535
While I have some doubts, basically I believe that Jesus was both human and divine. 11.6%
134
9.7%
134
10.0%
12
13.5%
31
10.8%
311
I feel that Jesus was a great man and very holy, but I don't believe he was divine any more than any of us are divine. 0.6%
7
0.8%
11
0.0%
0
1.7%
4
0.8%
22
I think Jesus was only a man, although an extraordinary one. 0.3%
3
0.4%
6
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.3%
10
I'm not sure there was such a person as Jesus. 0.0%
0
0.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
1154
100.0%
1377
100.0%
120
100.0%
229

2880


Household income (I-INCOME)

Lt 20K 20-29K 30-39K 40-49K 50K & up TOTAL
Jesus was not only human but also divine and I have no doubts about it. 91.8%
574
90.1%
653
84.2%
446
84.8%
339
84.8%
459
87.6%
2471
While I have some doubts, basically I believe that Jesus was both human and divine. 6.6%
41
8.7%
63
14.3%
76
14.5%
58
13.5%
73
11.0%
311
I feel that Jesus was a great man and very holy, but I don't believe he was divine any more than any of us are divine. 1.0%
6
1.0%
7
1.3%
7
0.5%
2
0.9%
5
1.0%
27
I think Jesus was only a man, although an extraordinary one. 0.6%
4
0.3%
2
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.6%
3
0.4%
10
I'm not sure there was such a person as Jesus. 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.2%
1
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
625
100.0%
725
100.0%
530
100.0%
400
100.0%
541

2821


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Democrat Republican Independnt TOTAL
Jesus was not only human but also divine and I have no doubts about it. 75.2%
304
92.2%
1041
81.7%
58
87.5%
1403
While I have some doubts, basically I believe that Jesus was both human and divine. 21.3%
86
7.0%
79
18.3%
13
11.1%
178
I feel that Jesus was a great man and very holy, but I don't believe he was divine any more than any of us are divine. 2.5%
10
0.4%
4
0.0%
0
0.9%
14
I think Jesus was only a man, although an extraordinary one. 1.0%
4
0.4%
4
0.0%
0
0.5%
8
I'm not sure there was such a person as Jesus. 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
TOTAL 100.0%
404
100.0%
1129
100.0%
71

1604



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