Mennonite Church Member Profile, 1989

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NICESTUF (Weighted by WTFACTOR)

What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Getting the nicest home and furnishings I can afford
  1) Very important
  2) Important
  3) Somewhat important
  4) Not very important
  5) Of no importance

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very important 30 1% 1%
Important 208 6.9% 7.9%
Somewhat important 1013 33.4% 41.3%
Not very important 1472 48.5% 89.8%
Of no importance 313 10.3% 100.1%
Missing 47
* 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
Very important 0.7%
9
1.0%
8
1.6%
9
0.8%
2
2.0%
1
1.0%
29
Important 6.9%
94
5.3%
43
6.1%
34
12.7%
32
9.8%
5
6.9%
208
Somewhat important 30.6%
418
34.1%
278
36.2%
200
39.0%
98
37.3%
19
33.4%
1013
Not very important 50.7%
692
48.8%
398
47.7%
264
38.6%
97
41.2%
21
48.5%
1472
Of no importance 11.1%
152
10.8%
88
8.3%
46
8.8%
22
9.8%
5
10.3%
313
TOTAL 100.0%
1365
100.0%
815
100.0%
553
100.0%
251
100.0%
51

3035


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 1.3%
18
0.8%
12
1.0%
30
Important 6.3%
89
7.3%
117
6.8%
206
Somewhat important 31.1%
441
35.4%
567
33.4%
1008
Not very important 51.0%
722
46.2%
739
48.4%
1461
Of no importance 10.4%
147
10.3%
165
10.3%
312
TOTAL 100.0%
1417
100.0%
1600

3017


Age (I-AGE)

Under 30 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 64 65 & over TOTAL
Very important 1.7%
9
1.2%
8
1.0%
5
0.4%
3
0.7%
4
1.0%
29
Important 11.4%
62
7.6%
52
4.8%
25
4.1%
30
6.7%
36
6.8%
205
Somewhat important 37.5%
204
37.5%
256
33.0%
171
33.0%
242
25.0%
134
33.4%
1007
Not very important 39.9%
217
46.3%
316
52.3%
271
51.4%
377
52.2%
280
48.5%
1461
Of no importance 9.6%
52
7.3%
50
8.9%
46
11.2%
82
15.3%
82
10.4%
312
TOTAL 100.0%
544
100.0%
682
100.0%
518
100.0%
734
100.0%
536

3014


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Single Married Widowed Div./Sep. TOTAL
Very important 0.5%
2
1.1%
27
0.0%
0
1.9%
1
1.0%
30
Important 10.7%
45
6.2%
151
7.4%
10
3.7%
2
6.9%
208
Somewhat important 33.3%
140
33.6%
813
29.6%
40
35.2%
19
33.4%
1012
Not very important 46.6%
196
49.1%
1189
45.9%
62
44.4%
24
48.5%
1471
Of no importance 9.0%
38
10.0%
243
17.0%
23
14.8%
8
10.3%
312
TOTAL 100.0%
421
100.0%
2423
100.0%
135
100.0%
54

3033


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Lt HS grad H.S. grad Some coll. Coll. grad Grad schl TOTAL
Very important 0.9%
6
1.1%
9
1.6%
9
0.3%
1
0.8%
5
1.0%
30
Important 7.3%
50
7.4%
62
6.0%
33
7.1%
22
6.3%
41
6.9%
208
Somewhat important 30.2%
206
35.6%
297
34.8%
193
39.2%
121
29.4%
190
33.3%
1007
Not very important 48.2%
329
46.6%
389
48.7%
270
45.6%
141
52.6%
340
48.6%
1469
Of no importance 13.3%
91
9.2%
77
8.8%
49
7.8%
24
10.8%
70
10.3%
311
TOTAL 100.0%
682
100.0%
834
100.0%
554
100.0%
309
100.0%
646

3025


Place of residence (I-WHERLIVE)

U.S. Canada Other TOTAL
Very important 0.9%
19
1.2%
11
0.0%
0
1.0%
30
Important 7.1%
145
6.1%
57
7.1%
1
6.8%
203
Somewhat important 33.4%
687
34.0%
319
7.1%
1
33.5%
1007
Not very important 48.5%
997
48.0%
450
57.1%
8
48.4%
1455
Of no importance 10.1%
207
10.7%
100
28.6%
4
10.3%
311
TOTAL 100.0%
2055
100.0%
937
100.0%
14

3006


Nationality (I-NTNLTY)

Swiss/South German/Alsatian Dutch/North German/Prussian/Russian British Other TOTAL
Very important 0.4%
5
1.3%
18
0.0%
0
2.2%
5
1.0%
28
Important 6.3%
71
6.6%
90
9.0%
11
8.9%
20
6.8%
192
Somewhat important 31.3%
355
34.0%
462
36.9%
45
35.6%
80
33.1%
942
Not very important 53.2%
604
47.6%
647
46.7%
57
34.7%
78
48.8%
1386
Of no importance 8.9%
101
10.5%
143
7.4%
9
18.7%
42
10.4%
295
TOTAL 100.0%
1136
100.0%
1360
100.0%
122
100.0%
225

2843


Household income (I-INCOME)

Lt 20K 20-29K 30-39K 40-49K 50K & up TOTAL
Very important 0.5%
3
1.1%
8
1.1%
6
0.8%
3
1.1%
6
0.9%
26
Important 6.0%
36
5.0%
36
5.3%
28
5.8%
23
10.0%
54
6.4%
177
Somewhat important 28.0%
168
32.2%
230
34.6%
182
38.1%
151
38.8%
210
33.9%
941
Not very important 50.4%
303
50.6%
362
50.6%
266
46.7%
185
44.5%
241
48.8%
1357
Of no importance 15.1%
91
11.0%
79
8.4%
44
8.6%
34
5.5%
30
10.0%
278
TOTAL 100.0%
601
100.0%
715
100.0%
526
100.0%
396
100.0%
541

2779


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Democrat Republican Independnt TOTAL
Very important 0.8%
3
1.3%
14
0.0%
0
1.1%
17
Important 5.0%
20
8.4%
94
5.6%
4
7.4%
118
Somewhat important 29.6%
118
33.2%
371
38.0%
27
32.5%
516
Not very important 51.8%
206
50.0%
559
42.3%
30
50.1%
795
Of no importance 12.8%
51
7.1%
79
14.1%
10
8.8%
140
TOTAL 100.0%
398
100.0%
1117
100.0%
71

1586



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