Mennonite Church Member Profile, 1989

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COOPERAT (Weighted by WTFACTOR)

Which of the following best expresses your opinion about cooperation between the various Mennonite and Brethren in Christ denominations?
  1) There should be no cooperative activities at all.
  2) There should be fewer cooperative activities than there now are.
  3) Cooperation should be maintained about at current levels.
  4) Cooperative activities and programs should be gradually increased as specific needs for cooperation arise.
  5) Every effort should be made toward eventual integration of as many programs and institutions as possible.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
There should be no cooperative activities at all. 46 1.5% 1.5%
There should be fewer cooperative activities than there now are. 55 1.8% 3.3%
Cooperation should be maintained about at current levels. 957 32% 35.3%
Cooperative activities and programs should be gradually increased as specific needs for cooperation arise. 1355 45.2% 80.5%
Every effort should be made toward eventual integration of as many programs and institutions as possible. 582 19.4% 99.9%
Missing 107
* 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
There should be no cooperative activities at all. 2.3%
31
1.1%
9
0.4%
2
0.8%
2
2.0%
1
1.5%
45
There should be fewer cooperative activities than there now are. 1.8%
25
1.9%
15
1.1%
6
2.9%
7
4.1%
2
1.8%
55
Cooperation should be maintained about at current levels. 32.5%
441
24.6%
198
33.4%
179
45.7%
112
53.1%
26
32.0%
956
Cooperative activities and programs should be gradually increased as specific needs for cooperation arise. 43.7%
593
46.1%
371
51.1%
274
40.8%
100
32.7%
16
45.3%
1354
Every effort should be made toward eventual integration of as many programs and institutions as possible. 19.7%
268
26.2%
211
14.0%
75
9.8%
24
8.2%
4
19.5%
582
TOTAL 100.0%
1358
100.0%
804
100.0%
536
100.0%
245
100.0%
49

2992


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
There should be no cooperative activities at all. 0.9%
12
2.0%
31
1.4%
43
There should be fewer cooperative activities than there now are. 2.6%
36
1.1%
17
1.8%
53
Cooperation should be maintained about at current levels. 29.2%
409
34.5%
543
32.0%
952
Cooperative activities and programs should be gradually increased as specific needs for cooperation arise. 44.8%
627
45.9%
723
45.4%
1350
Every effort should be made toward eventual integration of as many programs and institutions as possible. 22.6%
316
16.6%
262
19.4%
578
TOTAL 100.0%
1400
100.0%
1576

2976


Age (I-AGE)

Under 30 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 64 65 & over TOTAL
There should be no cooperative activities at all. 0.4%
2
2.1%
14
0.0%
0
2.1%
15
2.5%
13
1.5%
44
There should be fewer cooperative activities than there now are. 1.3%
7
1.3%
9
1.5%
8
2.8%
20
1.9%
10
1.8%
54
Cooperation should be maintained about at current levels. 33.8%
185
30.5%
205
30.6%
159
29.6%
212
36.9%
192
32.0%
953
Cooperative activities and programs should be gradually increased as specific needs for cooperation arise. 46.1%
252
49.8%
335
48.4%
251
44.8%
321
35.5%
185
45.1%
1344
Every effort should be made toward eventual integration of as many programs and institutions as possible. 18.5%
101
16.3%
110
19.5%
101
20.8%
149
23.2%
121
19.5%
582
TOTAL 100.0%
547
100.0%
673
100.0%
519
100.0%
717
100.0%
521

2977


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Single Married Widowed Div./Sep. TOTAL
There should be no cooperative activities at all. 0.7%
3
1.5%
37
3.2%
4
4.1%
2
1.5%
46
There should be fewer cooperative activities than there now are. 1.4%
6
1.8%
42
4.0%
5
0.0%
0
1.8%
53
Cooperation should be maintained about at current levels. 31.9%
132
31.8%
762
40.0%
50
24.5%
12
32.0%
956
Cooperative activities and programs should be gradually increased as specific needs for cooperation arise. 44.7%
185
45.8%
1100
33.6%
42
55.1%
27
45.3%
1354
Every effort should be made toward eventual integration of as many programs and institutions as possible. 21.3%
88
19.1%
459
19.2%
24
16.3%
8
19.4%
579
TOTAL 100.0%
414
100.0%
2400
100.0%
125
100.0%
49

2988


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Lt HS grad H.S. grad Some coll. Coll. grad Grad schl TOTAL
There should be no cooperative activities at all. 3.2%
21
2.1%
17
1.1%
6
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
1.5%
46
There should be fewer cooperative activities than there now are. 5.1%
33
0.6%
5
0.9%
5
1.0%
3
1.4%
9
1.8%
55
Cooperation should be maintained about at current levels. 40.4%
264
40.0%
332
27.2%
150
24.4%
75
20.5%
132
31.9%
953
Cooperative activities and programs should be gradually increased as specific needs for cooperation arise. 32.2%
210
41.3%
342
52.3%
288
54.2%
167
53.4%
344
45.3%
1351
Every effort should be made toward eventual integration of as many programs and institutions as possible. 19.1%
125
16.0%
133
18.5%
102
20.5%
63
24.4%
157
19.4%
580
TOTAL 100.0%
653
100.0%
829
100.0%
551
100.0%
308
100.0%
644

2985


Place of residence (I-WHERLIVE)

U.S. Canada Other TOTAL
There should be no cooperative activities at all. 2.0%
40
0.7%
6
0.0%
0
1.6%
46
There should be fewer cooperative activities than there now are. 1.9%
38
1.5%
14
0.0%
0
1.8%
52
Cooperation should be maintained about at current levels. 33.3%
678
29.0%
265
15.4%
2
31.9%
945
Cooperative activities and programs should be gradually increased as specific needs for cooperation arise. 44.9%
912
46.3%
424
61.5%
8
45.4%
1344
Every effort should be made toward eventual integration of as many programs and institutions as possible. 18.0%
365
22.5%
206
23.1%
3
19.4%
574
TOTAL 100.0%
2033
100.0%
915
100.0%
13

2961


Nationality (I-NTNLTY)

Swiss/South German/Alsatian Dutch/North German/Prussian/Russian British Other TOTAL
There should be no cooperative activities at all. 1.1%
13
1.1%
15
0.8%
1
3.7%
8
1.3%
37
There should be fewer cooperative activities than there now are. 1.3%
15
1.8%
24
2.5%
3
3.7%
8
1.8%
50
Cooperation should be maintained about at current levels. 32.5%
368
30.1%
405
37.0%
44
29.0%
63
31.3%
880
Cooperative activities and programs should be gradually increased as specific needs for cooperation arise. 46.1%
523
47.3%
636
41.2%
49
41.9%
91
46.1%
1299
Every effort should be made toward eventual integration of as many programs and institutions as possible. 19.0%
215
19.7%
265
18.5%
22
21.7%
47
19.5%
549
TOTAL 100.0%
1134
100.0%
1345
100.0%
119
100.0%
217

2815


Household income (I-INCOME)

Lt 20K 20-29K 30-39K 40-49K 50K & up TOTAL
There should be no cooperative activities at all. 1.8%
11
2.1%
15
0.8%
4
0.3%
1
0.2%
1
1.2%
32
There should be fewer cooperative activities than there now are. 2.2%
13
1.7%
12
2.1%
11
1.3%
5
2.1%
11
1.9%
52
Cooperation should be maintained about at current levels. 33.4%
200
32.4%
231
29.6%
154
30.1%
118
29.5%
158
31.2%
861
Cooperative activities and programs should be gradually increased as specific needs for cooperation arise. 42.6%
255
45.6%
325
47.0%
245
50.3%
197
47.3%
253
46.2%
1275
Every effort should be made toward eventual integration of as many programs and institutions as possible. 19.9%
119
18.1%
129
20.5%
107
18.1%
71
20.9%
112
19.5%
538
TOTAL 100.0%
598
100.0%
712
100.0%
521
100.0%
392
100.0%
535

2758


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Democrat Republican Independnt TOTAL
There should be no cooperative activities at all. 2.0%
8
1.0%
11
0.0%
0
1.2%
19
There should be fewer cooperative activities than there now are. 1.3%
5
1.9%
21
5.6%
4
1.9%
30
Cooperation should be maintained about at current levels. 20.7%
82
36.9%
407
23.6%
17
32.2%
506
Cooperative activities and programs should be gradually increased as specific needs for cooperation arise. 50.0%
198
45.7%
504
50.0%
36
47.0%
738
Every effort should be made toward eventual integration of as many programs and institutions as possible. 26.0%
103
14.5%
160
20.8%
15
17.7%
278
TOTAL 100.0%
396
100.0%
1103
100.0%
72

1571



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