Mennonite Church Member Profile, 1989

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LAYSHARE (Weighted by WTFACTOR)

A proper view of congregation leadership is that all members should share, as they are able, in the ministerial functions of the congregation.
  1) Strongly agree
  2) Agree
  3) Uncertain
  4) Disagree
  5) Strongly disagree

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly agree 404 13.2% 13.2%
Agree 1615 52.9% 66.1%
Uncertain 492 16.1% 82.2%
Disagree 463 15.2% 97.4%
Strongly disagree 77 2.5% 99.9%
Missing 35
* 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
Strongly agree 11.3%
155
14.7%
121
15.6%
86
13.9%
35
13.7%
7
13.2%
404
Agree 54.5%
749
51.0%
419
52.0%
287
53.0%
133
52.9%
27
52.9%
1615
Uncertain 16.4%
226
16.5%
136
14.9%
82
15.9%
40
17.6%
9
16.2%
493
Disagree 16.0%
220
15.0%
123
14.3%
79
13.5%
34
13.7%
7
15.2%
463
Strongly disagree 1.8%
25
2.8%
23
3.3%
18
3.6%
9
2.0%
1
2.5%
76
TOTAL 100.0%
1375
100.0%
822
100.0%
552
100.0%
251
100.0%
51

3051


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly agree 13.5%
191
12.8%
207
13.1%
398
Agree 55.7%
789
51.0%
823
53.2%
1612
Uncertain 14.5%
205
17.7%
285
16.2%
490
Disagree 13.8%
196
16.0%
259
15.0%
455
Strongly disagree 2.5%
36
2.5%
40
2.5%
76
TOTAL 100.0%
1417
100.0%
1614

3031


Age (I-AGE)

Under 30 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 64 65 & over TOTAL
Strongly agree 16.3%
89
12.9%
88
11.9%
62
11.2%
83
15.0%
82
13.3%
404
Agree 51.6%
282
56.2%
383
53.9%
281
54.7%
404
47.2%
257
53.0%
1607
Uncertain 19.0%
104
15.0%
102
14.2%
74
12.9%
95
20.7%
113
16.1%
488
Disagree 12.4%
68
14.2%
97
17.7%
92
16.6%
123
14.5%
79
15.1%
459
Strongly disagree 0.7%
4
1.8%
12
2.3%
12
4.6%
34
2.6%
14
2.5%
76
TOTAL 100.0%
547
100.0%
682
100.0%
521
100.0%
739
100.0%
545

3034


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Single Married Widowed Div./Sep. TOTAL
Strongly agree 13.4%
56
13.4%
327
10.1%
14
11.3%
6
13.2%
403
Agree 50.2%
210
53.5%
1305
50.7%
70
52.8%
28
53.0%
1613
Uncertain 20.1%
84
15.1%
369
22.5%
31
13.2%
7
16.1%
491
Disagree 15.1%
63
15.2%
370
13.0%
18
20.8%
11
15.2%
462
Strongly disagree 1.2%
5
2.7%
66
3.6%
5
1.9%
1
2.5%
77
TOTAL 100.0%
418
100.0%
2437
100.0%
138
100.0%
53

3046


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Lt HS grad H.S. grad Some coll. Coll. grad Grad schl TOTAL
Strongly agree 11.5%
79
10.0%
83
15.6%
88
14.7%
45
16.4%
106
13.2%
401
Agree 50.0%
343
51.3%
428
52.6%
296
55.7%
171
57.6%
373
53.0%
1611
Uncertain 21.7%
149
17.5%
146
15.5%
87
14.3%
44
9.4%
61
16.0%
487
Disagree 14.3%
98
18.1%
151
14.6%
82
14.0%
43
13.6%
88
15.2%
462
Strongly disagree 2.5%
17
3.1%
26
1.8%
10
1.3%
4
3.1%
20
2.5%
77
TOTAL 100.0%
686
100.0%
834
100.0%
563
100.0%
307
100.0%
648

3038


Place of residence (I-WHERLIVE)

U.S. Canada Other TOTAL
Strongly agree 12.5%
258
14.3%
134
42.9%
6
13.2%
398
Agree 54.3%
1124
50.2%
469
50.0%
7
53.0%
1600
Uncertain 16.3%
338
15.9%
149
0.0%
0
16.1%
487
Disagree 14.6%
303
16.3%
152
7.1%
1
15.1%
456
Strongly disagree 2.2%
46
3.3%
31
0.0%
0
2.6%
77
TOTAL 100.0%
2069
100.0%
935
100.0%
14

3018


Nationality (I-NTNLTY)

Swiss/South German/Alsatian Dutch/North German/Prussian/Russian British Other TOTAL
Strongly agree 12.5%
143
13.4%
183
14.0%
17
15.5%
35
13.2%
378
Agree 53.4%
611
51.5%
704
56.2%
68
58.8%
133
53.0%
1516
Uncertain 15.3%
175
17.0%
232
16.5%
20
14.6%
33
16.1%
460
Disagree 16.9%
193
14.9%
204
10.7%
13
8.8%
20
15.0%
430
Strongly disagree 2.0%
23
3.1%
43
2.5%
3
2.2%
5
2.6%
74
TOTAL 100.0%
1145
100.0%
1366
100.0%
121
100.0%
226

2858


Household income (I-INCOME)

Lt 20K 20-29K 30-39K 40-49K 50K & up TOTAL
Strongly agree 14.5%
89
16.4%
118
10.8%
57
11.1%
44
10.9%
59
13.1%
367
Agree 51.5%
316
49.5%
356
54.9%
290
55.3%
219
59.1%
320
53.6%
1501
Uncertain 17.3%
106
16.0%
115
16.9%
89
15.7%
62
9.1%
49
15.0%
421
Disagree 14.3%
88
15.2%
109
15.9%
84
16.2%
64
17.4%
94
15.7%
439
Strongly disagree 2.4%
15
2.9%
21
1.5%
8
1.8%
7
3.5%
19
2.5%
70
TOTAL 100.0%
614
100.0%
719
100.0%
528
100.0%
396
100.0%
541

2798


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Democrat Republican Independnt TOTAL
Strongly agree 14.2%
57
12.5%
140
16.9%
12
13.1%
209
Agree 58.7%
236
53.4%
599
47.9%
34
54.5%
869
Uncertain 11.7%
47
16.2%
182
23.9%
17
15.4%
246
Disagree 14.4%
58
15.2%
171
8.5%
6
14.7%
235
Strongly disagree 1.0%
4
2.7%
30
2.8%
2
2.3%
36
TOTAL 100.0%
402
100.0%
1122
100.0%
71

1595



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