Mennonite Church Member Profile, 1989

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OWNTITHE (Weighted by WTFACTOR)

Tithing is generally understood to mean giving at least one-tenth of one's net income to church and charitable causes. Which of the following would you include in your views on tithing? Circle one or more responses, and write in the blank space any other opinion which you hold. - What church members give is their own business and the church should not urge any standard upon them.
  0) No
  1) Yes

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
No 2669 87.2% 87.2%
Yes 393 12.8% 100%
Missing 31
* 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
No 87.9%
1217
81.7%
672
91.9%
511
90.4%
225
90.0%
45
87.2%
2670
Yes 12.1%
168
18.3%
151
8.1%
45
9.6%
24
10.0%
5
12.8%
393
TOTAL 100.0%
1385
100.0%
823
100.0%
556
100.0%
249
100.0%
50

3063


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
No 87.7%
1244
86.8%
1410
87.2%
2654
Yes 12.3%
174
13.2%
214
12.8%
388
TOTAL 100.0%
1418
100.0%
1624

3042


Age (I-AGE)

Under 30 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 64 65 & over TOTAL
No 80.0%
441
85.8%
586
90.2%
469
93.0%
682
85.4%
473
87.2%
2651
Yes 20.0%
110
14.2%
97
9.8%
51
7.0%
51
14.6%
81
12.8%
390
TOTAL 100.0%
551
100.0%
683
100.0%
520
100.0%
733
100.0%
554

3041


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Single Married Widowed Div./Sep. TOTAL
No 81.5%
343
88.3%
2158
85.6%
119
84.6%
44
87.2%
2664
Yes 18.5%
78
11.7%
286
14.4%
20
15.4%
8
12.8%
392
TOTAL 100.0%
421
100.0%
2444
100.0%
139
100.0%
52

3056


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Lt HS grad H.S. grad Some coll. Coll. grad Grad schl TOTAL
No 86.8%
603
83.1%
699
88.2%
491
90.0%
280
90.5%
583
87.1%
2656
Yes 13.2%
92
16.9%
142
11.8%
66
10.0%
31
9.5%
61
12.9%
392
TOTAL 100.0%
695
100.0%
841
100.0%
557
100.0%
311
100.0%
644

3048


Place of residence (I-WHERLIVE)

U.S. Canada Other TOTAL
No 87.3%
1812
87.1%
818
85.7%
12
87.2%
2642
Yes 12.7%
264
12.9%
121
14.3%
2
12.8%
387
TOTAL 100.0%
2076
100.0%
939
100.0%
14

3029


Nationality (I-NTNLTY)

Swiss/South German/Alsatian Dutch/North German/Prussian/Russian British Other TOTAL
No 90.2%
1034
86.1%
1181
83.3%
100
84.5%
191
87.5%
2506
Yes 9.8%
112
13.9%
190
16.7%
20
15.5%
35
12.5%
357
TOTAL 100.0%
1146
100.0%
1371
100.0%
120
100.0%
226

2863


Household income (I-INCOME)

Lt 20K 20-29K 30-39K 40-49K 50K & up TOTAL
No 86.4%
535
88.9%
641
89.2%
469
89.2%
354
86.7%
468
88.0%
2467
Yes 13.6%
84
11.1%
80
10.8%
57
10.8%
43
13.3%
72
12.0%
336
TOTAL 100.0%
619
100.0%
721
100.0%
526
100.0%
397
100.0%
540

2803


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Democrat Republican Independnt TOTAL
No 85.9%
341
90.0%
1012
90.3%
65
89.0%
1418
Yes 14.1%
56
10.0%
112
9.7%
7
11.0%
175
TOTAL 100.0%
397
100.0%
1124
100.0%
72

1593



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