Mennonite Church Member Profile, 1989

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COHABIT (Weighted by WTFACTOR)

Church members have often disagreed on the morality or immorality (rightness or wrongness) of certain kinds of activities or behaviors. For every item listed, circle the number of the appropriate response column, thus indicating whether you consider the behavior to be "always wrong" (i.e. under all conditions), "sometimes wrong" (i.e. under some conditions, whether few or many), or "never wrong." If quite uncertain circle the 4. - Living together intimately prior to marriage
  1) Always wrong
  2) Sometimes wrong
  3) Never wrong
  4) Uncertain

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Always wrong 2582 84.5% 84.5%
Sometimes wrong 389 12.7% 97.2%
Never wrong 22 .7% 97.9%
Uncertain 63 2.1% 100%
Missing 34
* 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
Always wrong 83.2%
1152
79.0%
644
92.3%
512
90.4%
227
92.2%
47
84.5%
2582
Sometimes wrong 14.1%
195
16.6%
135
6.3%
35
8.8%
22
5.9%
3
12.8%
390
Never wrong 0.6%
8
1.2%
10
0.5%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.7%
21
Uncertain 2.2%
30
3.2%
26
0.9%
5
0.8%
2
2.0%
1
2.1%
64
TOTAL 100.0%
1385
100.0%
815
100.0%
555
100.0%
251
100.0%
51

3057


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Always wrong 82.7%
1176
86.0%
1390
84.4%
2566
Sometimes wrong 14.3%
204
11.4%
184
12.8%
388
Never wrong 0.8%
12
0.6%
10
0.7%
22
Uncertain 2.1%
30
2.0%
33
2.1%
63
TOTAL 100.0%
1422
100.0%
1617

3039


Age (I-AGE)

Under 30 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 64 65 & over TOTAL
Always wrong 76.4%
421
80.0%
547
83.5%
435
90.9%
672
89.9%
488
84.4%
2563
Sometimes wrong 19.1%
105
16.4%
112
14.4%
75
7.8%
58
7.4%
40
12.8%
390
Never wrong 1.8%
10
1.5%
10
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.2%
1
0.7%
22
Uncertain 2.7%
15
2.2%
15
2.1%
11
1.1%
8
2.6%
14
2.1%
63
TOTAL 100.0%
551
100.0%
684
100.0%
521
100.0%
739
100.0%
543

3038


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Single Married Widowed Div./Sep. TOTAL
Always wrong 75.8%
320
86.1%
2101
90.4%
123
63.0%
34
84.4%
2578
Sometimes wrong 18.5%
78
11.7%
286
6.6%
9
29.6%
16
12.7%
389
Never wrong 2.1%
9
0.5%
13
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.7%
22
Uncertain 3.6%
15
1.7%
41
2.9%
4
7.4%
4
2.1%
64
TOTAL 100.0%
422
100.0%
2441
100.0%
136
100.0%
54

3053


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Lt HS grad H.S. grad Some coll. Coll. grad Grad schl TOTAL
Always wrong 90.2%
619
85.9%
722
83.4%
467
81.9%
253
78.5%
508
84.4%
2569
Sometimes wrong 7.6%
52
10.1%
85
14.3%
80
14.9%
46
19.5%
126
12.8%
389
Never wrong 0.3%
2
1.0%
8
0.7%
4
1.3%
4
0.6%
4
0.7%
22
Uncertain 1.9%
13
3.1%
26
1.6%
9
1.9%
6
1.4%
9
2.1%
63
TOTAL 100.0%
686
100.0%
841
100.0%
560
100.0%
309
100.0%
647

3043


Place of residence (I-WHERLIVE)

U.S. Canada Other TOTAL
Always wrong 84.4%
1754
85.0%
793
64.3%
9
84.5%
2556
Sometimes wrong 13.0%
271
12.2%
114
7.1%
1
12.8%
386
Never wrong 0.6%
12
1.0%
9
7.1%
1
0.7%
22
Uncertain 1.9%
40
1.8%
17
21.4%
3
2.0%
60
TOTAL 100.0%
2077
100.0%
933
100.0%
14

3024


Nationality (I-NTNLTY)

Swiss/South German/Alsatian Dutch/North German/Prussian/Russian British Other TOTAL
Always wrong 86.2%
989
84.5%
1154
82.8%
101
79.3%
180
84.7%
2424
Sometimes wrong 11.7%
134
12.7%
174
13.9%
17
16.3%
37
12.7%
362
Never wrong 0.7%
8
0.7%
9
0.8%
1
0.4%
1
0.7%
19
Uncertain 1.4%
16
2.1%
28
2.5%
3
4.0%
9
2.0%
56
TOTAL 100.0%
1147
100.0%
1365
100.0%
122
100.0%
227

2861


Household income (I-INCOME)

Lt 20K 20-29K 30-39K 40-49K 50K & up TOTAL
Always wrong 87.0%
534
86.7%
625
81.6%
429
84.6%
336
82.5%
448
84.7%
2372
Sometimes wrong 10.1%
62
10.3%
74
15.0%
79
14.4%
57
15.1%
82
12.6%
354
Never wrong 0.3%
2
0.8%
6
0.8%
4
0.5%
2
0.9%
5
0.7%
19
Uncertain 2.6%
16
2.2%
16
2.7%
14
0.5%
2
1.5%
8
2.0%
56
TOTAL 100.0%
614
100.0%
721
100.0%
526
100.0%
397
100.0%
543

2801


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Democrat Republican Independnt TOTAL
Always wrong 71.0%
286
89.5%
1005
79.2%
57
84.4%
1348
Sometimes wrong 23.3%
94
8.8%
99
19.4%
14
13.0%
207
Never wrong 1.7%
7
0.3%
3
0.0%
0
0.6%
10
Uncertain 4.0%
16
1.4%
16
1.4%
1
2.1%
33
TOTAL 100.0%
403
100.0%
1123
100.0%
72

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