Mennonite Church Member Profile, 1989

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CHRCHGOV (Weighted by WTFACTOR)

It is not the business of the Church to try to influence the actions of government in regard to such issues as war and peace, race relations, poverty, etc.
  1) Strongly agree
  2) Agree
  3) Uncertain
  4) Disagree
  5) Strongly disagree

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly agree 111 3.7% 3.7%
Agree 395 13% 16.7%
Uncertain 430 14.1% 30.8%
Disagree 1539 50.6% 81.4%
Strongly disagree 566 18.6% 100%
Missing 43
* 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 4.6%
63
3.5%
29
2.5%
14
1.2%
3
3.8%
2
3.6%
111
Agree 14.5%
199
10.0%
82
12.4%
69
14.5%
36
15.4%
8
13.0%
394
Uncertain 16.9%
231
11.4%
93
10.8%
60
16.1%
40
13.5%
7
14.2%
431
Disagree 48.3%
661
51.5%
421
54.1%
300
52.6%
131
50.0%
26
50.6%
1539
Strongly disagree 15.6%
214
23.6%
193
20.2%
112
15.7%
39
17.3%
9
18.6%
567
TOTAL 100.0%
1368
100.0%
818
100.0%
555
100.0%
249
100.0%
52

3042


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly agree 3.9%
55
3.4%
54
3.6%
109
Agree 14.0%
199
12.1%
194
13.0%
393
Uncertain 10.8%
153
16.9%
271
14.0%
424
Disagree 50.3%
714
51.0%
819
50.7%
1533
Strongly disagree 21.0%
298
16.6%
267
18.7%
565
TOTAL 100.0%
1419
100.0%
1605

3024


Age (I-AGE)

Under 30 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 64 65 & over TOTAL
Strongly agree 1.6%
9
1.9%
13
1.5%
8
5.1%
37
7.8%
42
3.6%
109
Agree 8.9%
49
7.2%
49
11.2%
58
14.5%
106
24.0%
129
12.9%
391
Uncertain 15.5%
85
10.1%
69
10.2%
53
13.3%
97
22.9%
123
14.1%
427
Disagree 48.9%
268
58.6%
401
57.7%
300
51.0%
372
34.8%
187
50.6%
1528
Strongly disagree 25.0%
137
22.2%
152
19.4%
101
16.2%
118
10.6%
57
18.7%
565
TOTAL 100.0%
548
100.0%
684
100.0%
520
100.0%
730
100.0%
538

3020


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Single Married Widowed Div./Sep. TOTAL
Strongly agree 2.9%
12
3.6%
88
3.8%
5
9.4%
5
3.6%
110
Agree 11.0%
46
13.0%
316
19.7%
26
11.3%
6
13.0%
394
Uncertain 15.0%
63
13.4%
326
26.5%
35
7.5%
4
14.1%
428
Disagree 46.1%
193
51.5%
1252
42.4%
56
66.0%
35
50.6%
1536
Strongly disagree 25.1%
105
18.4%
448
7.6%
10
5.7%
3
18.7%
566
TOTAL 100.0%
419
100.0%
2430
100.0%
132
100.0%
53

3034


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Lt HS grad H.S. grad Some coll. Coll. grad Grad schl TOTAL
Strongly agree 7.7%
52
2.4%
20
3.0%
17
2.3%
7
2.5%
16
3.7%
112
Agree 22.2%
149
16.2%
136
11.0%
62
6.5%
20
3.9%
25
12.9%
392
Uncertain 22.9%
154
17.3%
145
9.8%
55
9.0%
28
6.8%
44
14.1%
426
Disagree 39.6%
266
52.6%
440
55.2%
310
58.7%
182
51.8%
335
50.6%
1533
Strongly disagree 7.6%
51
11.5%
96
21.0%
118
23.5%
73
35.1%
227
18.7%
565
TOTAL 100.0%
672
100.0%
837
100.0%
562
100.0%
310
100.0%
647

3028


Place of residence (I-WHERLIVE)

U.S. Canada Other TOTAL
Strongly agree 4.3%
89
2.4%
22
0.0%
0
3.7%
111
Agree 14.9%
308
8.6%
80
7.1%
1
12.9%
389
Uncertain 14.8%
306
12.6%
118
0.0%
0
14.1%
424
Disagree 50.3%
1038
51.2%
478
42.9%
6
50.6%
1522
Strongly disagree 15.6%
321
25.3%
236
50.0%
7
18.7%
564
TOTAL 100.0%
2062
100.0%
934
100.0%
14

3010


Nationality (I-NTNLTY)

Swiss/South German/Alsatian Dutch/North German/Prussian/Russian British Other TOTAL
Strongly agree 4.2%
48
3.5%
48
0.0%
0
3.6%
8
3.7%
104
Agree 14.1%
162
11.1%
151
13.3%
16
13.4%
30
12.6%
359
Uncertain 14.7%
168
12.3%
167
14.2%
17
14.7%
33
13.5%
385
Disagree 48.7%
558
52.8%
718
55.8%
67
50.9%
114
51.1%
1457
Strongly disagree 18.3%
210
20.2%
275
16.7%
20
17.4%
39
19.1%
544
TOTAL 100.0%
1146
100.0%
1359
100.0%
120
100.0%
224

2849


Household income (I-INCOME)

Lt 20K 20-29K 30-39K 40-49K 50K & up TOTAL
Strongly agree 5.7%
35
4.2%
30
1.9%
10
2.8%
11
1.8%
10
3.4%
96
Agree 19.3%
118
13.5%
97
9.8%
52
11.3%
45
9.2%
50
12.9%
362
Uncertain 17.2%
105
11.4%
82
13.6%
72
12.0%
48
10.0%
54
12.9%
361
Disagree 42.8%
261
52.6%
379
55.5%
294
51.5%
206
55.7%
302
51.5%
1442
Strongly disagree 14.9%
91
18.3%
132
19.2%
102
22.5%
90
23.2%
126
19.3%
541
TOTAL 100.0%
610
100.0%
720
100.0%
530
100.0%
400
100.0%
542

2802


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Democrat Republican Independnt TOTAL
Strongly agree 2.0%
8
4.7%
53
0.0%
0
3.8%
61
Agree 9.4%
38
15.5%
174
7.0%
5
13.6%
217
Uncertain 7.2%
29
15.2%
171
14.1%
10
13.1%
210
Disagree 47.1%
190
53.8%
605
57.7%
41
52.3%
836
Strongly disagree 34.2%
138
10.8%
121
21.1%
15
17.1%
274
TOTAL 100.0%
403
100.0%
1124
100.0%
71

1598



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