Mennonite Church Member Profile, 1989

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WELFARE? (Weighted by WTFACTOR)

With respect to national welfare programs (paying to individuals and families who lack adequate income), do you feel that your government should increase, decrease, or maintain current levels of welfare benefits?
  1) Increase the levels
  2) Decrease them
  3) Maintain current levels

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Increase the levels 595 19.8% 19.8%
Decrease them 714 23.8% 43.6%
Maintain current levels 1691 56.4% 100%
Missing 89
* 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
Increase the levels 23.3%
317
20.9%
169
14.3%
77
11.5%
28
6.0%
3
19.8%
594
Decrease them 21.6%
294
22.5%
182
25.2%
136
32.9%
80
44.0%
22
23.8%
714
Maintain current levels 55.0%
747
56.6%
458
60.5%
326
55.6%
135
50.0%
25
56.4%
1691
TOTAL 100.0%
1358
100.0%
809
100.0%
539
100.0%
243
100.0%
50

2999


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Increase the levels 21.9%
306
18.0%
285
19.8%
591
Decrease them 24.4%
341
23.6%
373
23.9%
714
Maintain current levels 53.8%
753
58.4%
925
56.3%
1678
TOTAL 100.0%
1400
100.0%
1583

2983


Age (I-AGE)

Under 30 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 64 65 & over TOTAL
Increase the levels 20.7%
112
21.4%
144
17.7%
91
21.7%
156
16.4%
88
19.8%
591
Decrease them 22.7%
123
27.5%
185
29.4%
151
22.8%
164
16.0%
86
23.8%
709
Maintain current levels 56.6%
307
51.0%
343
52.8%
271
55.4%
398
67.5%
362
56.4%
1681
TOTAL 100.0%
542
100.0%
672
100.0%
513
100.0%
718
100.0%
536

2981


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Single Married Widowed Div./Sep. TOTAL
Increase the levels 23.1%
95
19.4%
467
17.4%
23
18.0%
9
19.8%
594
Decrease them 21.9%
90
24.4%
586
18.9%
25
28.0%
14
23.9%
715
Maintain current levels 55.0%
226
56.2%
1351
63.6%
84
54.0%
27
56.3%
1688
TOTAL 100.0%
411
100.0%
2404
100.0%
132
100.0%
50

2997


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Lt HS grad H.S. grad Some coll. Coll. grad Grad schl TOTAL
Increase the levels 15.8%
107
11.3%
93
18.2%
100
23.7%
72
35.2%
223
19.9%
595
Decrease them 19.5%
132
28.4%
234
27.5%
151
24.7%
75
18.8%
119
23.8%
711
Maintain current levels 64.7%
438
60.3%
497
54.4%
299
51.6%
157
46.1%
292
56.3%
1683
TOTAL 100.0%
677
100.0%
824
100.0%
550
100.0%
304
100.0%
634

2989


Place of residence (I-WHERLIVE)

U.S. Canada Other TOTAL
Increase the levels 19.8%
404
18.8%
173
50.0%
6
19.6%
583
Decrease them 25.6%
521
20.4%
188
0.0%
0
23.9%
709
Maintain current levels 54.6%
1111
60.8%
559
50.0%
6
56.5%
1676
TOTAL 100.0%
2036
100.0%
920
100.0%
12

2968


Nationality (I-NTNLTY)

Swiss/South German/Alsatian Dutch/North German/Prussian/Russian British Other TOTAL
Increase the levels 22.9%
258
16.6%
222
17.4%
21
21.8%
48
19.6%
549
Decrease them 22.3%
252
24.5%
328
28.9%
35
25.9%
57
23.9%
672
Maintain current levels 54.8%
619
58.9%
787
53.7%
65
52.3%
115
56.5%
1586
TOTAL 100.0%
1129
100.0%
1337
100.0%
121
100.0%
220

2807


Household income (I-INCOME)

Lt 20K 20-29K 30-39K 40-49K 50K & up TOTAL
Increase the levels 19.0%
114
20.2%
144
22.4%
116
18.8%
74
17.9%
95
19.7%
543
Decrease them 19.8%
119
22.7%
162
24.2%
125
24.9%
98
31.3%
166
24.3%
670
Maintain current levels 61.2%
367
57.1%
407
53.4%
276
56.3%
222
50.8%
270
56.0%
1542
TOTAL 100.0%
600
100.0%
713
100.0%
517
100.0%
394
100.0%
531

2755


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Democrat Republican Independnt TOTAL
Increase the levels 48.5%
194
10.2%
113
27.9%
19
20.7%
326
Decrease them 13.8%
55
32.1%
356
22.1%
15
27.0%
426
Maintain current levels 37.8%
151
57.7%
639
50.0%
34
52.3%
824
TOTAL 100.0%
400
100.0%
1108
100.0%
68

1576



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