Mennonite Church Member Profile, 1989

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JUSTDOIT (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. - The phrase, "if it feels good, do it," is a good principle of life for the Christian today.
  1) Strongly agree
  2) Agree
  3) Uncertain
  4) Disagree
  5) Strongly disagree

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly agree 19 .6% .6%
Agree 84 2.8% 3.4%
Uncertain 143 4.7% 8.1%
Disagree 1269 42% 50.1%
Strongly disagree 1510 49.9% 100%
Missing 58
* 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 0.7%
9
0.7%
6
0.4%
2
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.6%
18
Agree 3.4%
46
3.9%
32
0.9%
5
0.8%
2
0.0%
0
2.8%
85
Uncertain 5.4%
74
5.9%
48
1.6%
9
4.4%
11
2.0%
1
4.7%
143
Disagree 43.6%
593
45.4%
369
35.6%
196
38.0%
95
30.0%
15
41.9%
1268
Strongly disagree 47.0%
639
44.0%
357
61.5%
338
56.4%
141
68.0%
34
49.9%
1509
TOTAL 100.0%
1361
100.0%
812
100.0%
550
100.0%
250
100.0%
50

3023


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly agree 0.6%
9
0.6%
10
0.6%
19
Agree 2.9%
41
2.7%
44
2.8%
85
Uncertain 4.9%
68
4.5%
72
4.7%
140
Disagree 42.2%
591
41.8%
672
42.0%
1263
Strongly disagree 49.4%
693
50.3%
809
49.9%
1502
TOTAL 100.0%
1402
100.0%
1607

3009


Age (I-AGE)

Under 30 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 64 65 & over TOTAL
Strongly agree 0.0%
0
0.6%
4
0.2%
1
0.6%
4
1.7%
9
0.6%
18
Agree 6.1%
34
1.3%
9
1.9%
10
1.4%
10
4.1%
22
2.8%
85
Uncertain 7.4%
41
3.7%
25
3.3%
17
3.2%
23
7.0%
37
4.8%
143
Disagree 37.4%
207
41.9%
286
42.6%
222
43.1%
311
44.4%
236
41.9%
1262
Strongly disagree 49.0%
271
52.5%
358
52.0%
271
51.8%
374
42.7%
227
49.9%
1501
TOTAL 100.0%
553
100.0%
682
100.0%
521
100.0%
722
100.0%
531

3009


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Single Married Widowed Div./Sep. TOTAL
Strongly agree 0.5%
2
0.5%
13
1.4%
2
4.0%
2
0.6%
19
Agree 5.5%
23
2.2%
53
6.5%
9
0.0%
0
2.8%
85
Uncertain 7.1%
30
4.3%
103
5.0%
7
6.0%
3
4.7%
143
Disagree 42.1%
177
41.9%
1011
42.4%
59
40.0%
20
41.9%
1267
Strongly disagree 44.8%
188
51.1%
1235
44.6%
62
50.0%
25
49.9%
1510
TOTAL 100.0%
420
100.0%
2415
100.0%
139
100.0%
50

3024


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Lt HS grad H.S. grad Some coll. Coll. grad Grad schl TOTAL
Strongly agree 1.3%
9
0.5%
4
0.5%
3
0.3%
1
0.3%
2
0.6%
19
Agree 4.8%
32
3.1%
26
2.3%
13
1.6%
5
1.4%
9
2.8%
85
Uncertain 7.6%
51
4.7%
39
4.5%
25
1.6%
5
3.4%
22
4.7%
142
Disagree 45.1%
303
44.1%
364
39.1%
218
42.8%
133
38.3%
248
42.0%
1266
Strongly disagree 41.2%
277
47.6%
393
53.5%
298
53.7%
167
56.6%
367
49.8%
1502
TOTAL 100.0%
672
100.0%
826
100.0%
557
100.0%
311
100.0%
648

3014


Place of residence (I-WHERLIVE)

U.S. Canada Other TOTAL
Strongly agree 0.8%
16
0.3%
3
0.0%
0
0.6%
19
Agree 2.7%
56
2.6%
24
0.0%
0
2.7%
80
Uncertain 5.0%
103
4.2%
39
0.0%
0
4.7%
142
Disagree 42.1%
865
41.6%
384
50.0%
7
42.0%
1256
Strongly disagree 49.4%
1017
51.2%
472
50.0%
7
50.0%
1496
TOTAL 100.0%
2057
100.0%
922
100.0%
14

2993


Nationality (I-NTNLTY)

Swiss/South German/Alsatian Dutch/North German/Prussian/Russian British Other TOTAL
Strongly agree 0.3%
3
0.8%
11
0.0%
0
1.3%
3
0.6%
17
Agree 1.9%
21
3.2%
43
2.5%
3
3.1%
7
2.6%
74
Uncertain 3.4%
39
5.3%
72
0.8%
1
8.0%
18
4.6%
130
Disagree 41.5%
470
41.9%
569
40.0%
48
40.9%
92
41.6%
1179
Strongly disagree 53.0%
600
48.8%
662
56.7%
68
46.7%
105
50.6%
1435
TOTAL 100.0%
1133
100.0%
1357
100.0%
120
100.0%
225

2835


Household income (I-INCOME)

Lt 20K 20-29K 30-39K 40-49K 50K & up TOTAL
Strongly agree 0.7%
4
0.7%
5
0.8%
4
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.5%
15
Agree 3.4%
20
2.2%
16
2.6%
14
2.5%
10
2.2%
12
2.6%
72
Uncertain 4.4%
26
2.9%
21
4.5%
24
6.0%
24
3.9%
21
4.2%
116
Disagree 42.4%
252
42.5%
305
42.8%
227
40.6%
161
41.8%
225
42.1%
1170
Strongly disagree 49.2%
292
51.7%
371
49.2%
261
50.4%
200
52.0%
280
50.6%
1404
TOTAL 100.0%
594
100.0%
718
100.0%
530
100.0%
397
100.0%
538

2777


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Democrat Republican Independnt TOTAL
Strongly agree 0.3%
1
0.7%
8
0.0%
0
0.6%
9
Agree 2.8%
11
2.9%
32
4.3%
3
2.9%
46
Uncertain 4.3%
17
4.2%
47
2.9%
2
4.2%
66
Disagree 46.9%
187
40.5%
453
37.1%
26
41.9%
666
Strongly disagree 45.9%
183
51.7%
579
55.7%
39
50.4%
801
TOTAL 100.0%
399
100.0%
1119
100.0%
70

1588



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