Mennonite Church Member Profile, 1989

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CHRISTGO (Weighted by WTFACTOR)

Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - There is an inner contradiction between following Christ and the exercise of leadership in government.
  1) Strongly agree
  2) Agree
  3) Uncertain
  4) Disagree
  5) Strongly disagree

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly agree 107 3.6% 3.6%
Agree 797 26.7% 30.3%
Uncertain 923 30.9% 61.2%
Disagree 903 30.2% 91.4%
Strongly disagree 257 8.6% 100%
Missing 98
* 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 5.3%
72
2.1%
17
1.8%
10
2.9%
7
2.0%
1
3.6%
107
Agree 32.5%
438
25.6%
205
18.8%
102
18.4%
45
12.0%
6
26.7%
796
Uncertain 30.7%
413
33.2%
266
28.1%
153
32.0%
78
26.0%
13
30.9%
923
Disagree 25.6%
344
30.2%
242
38.6%
210
34.8%
85
42.0%
21
30.2%
902
Strongly disagree 5.9%
79
9.0%
72
12.7%
69
11.9%
29
18.0%
9
8.6%
258
TOTAL 100.0%
1346
100.0%
802
100.0%
544
100.0%
244
100.0%
50

2986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly agree 4.4%
62
2.9%
46
3.6%
108
Agree 30.3%
425
23.4%
368
26.7%
793
Uncertain 25.3%
355
35.7%
561
30.8%
916
Disagree 30.0%
420
30.6%
480
30.3%
900
Strongly disagree 9.9%
139
7.4%
116
8.6%
255
TOTAL 100.0%
1401
100.0%
1571

2972


Age (I-AGE)

Under 30 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 64 65 & over TOTAL
Strongly agree 2.0%
11
2.1%
14
4.3%
22
4.4%
31
5.5%
28
3.6%
106
Agree 21.1%
116
24.7%
168
22.1%
114
33.5%
238
30.7%
157
26.7%
793
Uncertain 41.0%
225
30.5%
208
29.2%
151
24.5%
174
30.7%
157
30.8%
915
Disagree 27.1%
149
34.1%
232
35.8%
185
29.1%
207
24.7%
126
30.3%
899
Strongly disagree 8.7%
48
8.7%
59
8.7%
45
8.6%
61
8.4%
43
8.6%
256
TOTAL 100.0%
549
100.0%
681
100.0%
517
100.0%
711
100.0%
511

2969


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Single Married Widowed Div./Sep. TOTAL
Strongly agree 1.7%
7
3.9%
94
4.6%
6
0.0%
0
3.6%
107
Agree 22.2%
92
27.4%
656
30.0%
39
18.0%
9
26.7%
796
Uncertain 41.1%
170
28.9%
692
36.9%
48
26.0%
13
30.9%
923
Disagree 24.9%
103
31.3%
748
22.3%
29
46.0%
23
30.2%
903
Strongly disagree 10.1%
42
8.4%
202
6.2%
8
10.0%
5
8.6%
257
TOTAL 100.0%
414
100.0%
2392
100.0%
130
100.0%
50

2986


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Lt HS grad H.S. grad Some coll. Coll. grad Grad schl TOTAL
Strongly agree 5.6%
36
3.5%
29
2.2%
12
1.9%
6
3.7%
24
3.6%
107
Agree 30.9%
200
26.3%
216
22.6%
125
21.9%
68
28.6%
185
26.7%
794
Uncertain 32.7%
212
35.0%
287
29.5%
163
32.2%
100
24.1%
156
30.8%
918
Disagree 23.8%
154
26.7%
219
37.0%
204
34.7%
108
33.4%
216
30.3%
901
Strongly disagree 7.1%
46
8.4%
69
8.7%
48
9.3%
29
10.2%
66
8.7%
258
TOTAL 100.0%
648
100.0%
820
100.0%
552
100.0%
311
100.0%
647

2978


Place of residence (I-WHERLIVE)

U.S. Canada Other TOTAL
Strongly agree 3.9%
80
3.0%
27
0.0%
0
3.6%
107
Agree 27.9%
567
23.6%
215
38.5%
5
26.6%
787
Uncertain 29.7%
603
33.4%
305
30.8%
4
30.9%
912
Disagree 29.6%
601
31.6%
288
30.8%
4
30.2%
893
Strongly disagree 8.9%
180
8.4%
77
0.0%
0
8.7%
257
TOTAL 100.0%
2031
100.0%
912
100.0%
13

2956


Nationality (I-NTNLTY)

Swiss/South German/Alsatian Dutch/North German/Prussian/Russian British Other TOTAL
Strongly agree 3.7%
42
3.3%
44
2.5%
3
3.6%
8
3.5%
97
Agree 32.9%
372
23.6%
315
18.3%
22
21.3%
47
26.9%
756
Uncertain 28.8%
326
31.7%
424
32.5%
39
27.1%
60
30.2%
849
Disagree 27.1%
306
32.1%
429
36.7%
44
37.6%
83
30.7%
862
Strongly disagree 7.4%
84
9.3%
125
10.0%
12
10.4%
23
8.7%
244
TOTAL 100.0%
1130
100.0%
1337
100.0%
120
100.0%
221

2808


Household income (I-INCOME)

Lt 20K 20-29K 30-39K 40-49K 50K & up TOTAL
Strongly agree 3.3%
19
3.2%
23
2.9%
15
3.3%
13
3.9%
21
3.3%
91
Agree 31.8%
184
26.3%
188
26.0%
136
26.8%
106
25.3%
136
27.3%
750
Uncertain 30.6%
177
33.1%
237
30.7%
161
26.3%
104
25.9%
139
29.7%
818
Disagree 25.9%
150
28.3%
202
32.8%
172
33.9%
134
35.4%
190
30.8%
848
Strongly disagree 8.5%
49
9.1%
65
7.6%
40
9.6%
38
9.5%
51
8.8%
243
TOTAL 100.0%
579
100.0%
715
100.0%
524
100.0%
395
100.0%
537

2750


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Democrat Republican Independnt TOTAL
Strongly agree 2.8%
11
3.5%
39
2.9%
2
3.3%
52
Agree 29.4%
117
25.8%
287
29.0%
20
26.8%
424
Uncertain 29.4%
117
26.9%
299
34.8%
24
27.8%
440
Disagree 30.4%
121
33.5%
373
24.6%
17
32.3%
511
Strongly disagree 8.0%
32
10.3%
115
8.7%
6
9.7%
153
TOTAL 100.0%
398
100.0%
1113
100.0%
69

1580



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