Mennonite Church Member Profile, 1989

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EMPLOY2 (Weighted by WTFACTOR)

Persons currently employed: In regard to your choice of a job, occupation, or vocation, upon whom did you rely for advice or counsel? Rank the following five categories by writing a 1 in the blank for the most important source of counsel, 2 for the second most important, etc.
  1) Your spouse
  2) Your parents
  3) Your closest friends
  4) Your colleagues at work, in business, or in your profession
  5) Members of your church (other than above)

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Your spouse 416 27.9% 27.9%
Your parents 397 26.6% 54.5%
Your closest friends 193 12.9% 67.4%
Your colleagues at work, in business, or in your profession 231 15.5% 82.9%
Members of your church (other than above) 255 17.1% 100%
Missing 1573
* 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
Your spouse 26.8%
185
29.7%
116
28.0%
70
29.0%
38
23.3%
7
27.9%
416
Your parents 26.2%
181
25.6%
100
25.6%
64
34.4%
45
26.7%
8
26.7%
398
Your closest friends 12.3%
85
14.3%
56
14.0%
35
9.9%
13
13.3%
4
12.9%
193
Your colleagues at work, in business, or in your profession 16.4%
113
14.1%
55
15.6%
39
13.7%
18
20.0%
6
15.5%
231
Members of your church (other than above) 18.4%
127
16.4%
64
16.8%
42
13.0%
17
16.7%
5
17.1%
255
TOTAL 100.0%
691
100.0%
391
100.0%
250
100.0%
131
100.0%
30

1493


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Your spouse 26.8%
233
29.4%
182
27.9%
415
Your parents 26.0%
226
27.6%
171
26.7%
397
Your closest friends 12.6%
109
13.4%
83
12.9%
192
Your colleagues at work, in business, or in your profession 15.9%
138
14.8%
92
15.5%
230
Members of your church (other than above) 18.7%
162
14.8%
92
17.1%
254
TOTAL 100.0%
868
100.0%
620

1488


Age (I-AGE)

Under 30 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 64 65 & over TOTAL
Your spouse 45.2%
152
24.5%
118
20.4%
70
21.3%
59
31.9%
15
27.9%
414
Your parents 30.4%
102
28.5%
137
22.2%
76
22.4%
62
40.4%
19
26.7%
396
Your closest friends 9.2%
31
14.1%
68
14.9%
51
15.2%
42
0.0%
0
12.9%
192
Your colleagues at work, in business, or in your profession 11.3%
38
17.7%
85
18.1%
62
14.1%
39
10.6%
5
15.4%
229
Members of your church (other than above) 3.9%
13
15.2%
73
24.5%
84
27.1%
75
17.0%
8
17.0%
253
TOTAL 100.0%
336
100.0%
481
100.0%
343
100.0%
277
100.0%
47

1484


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Single Married Widowed Div./Sep. TOTAL
Your spouse 64.5%
149
20.2%
247
44.4%
4
55.2%
16
27.9%
416
Your parents 18.2%
42
28.4%
347
22.2%
2
20.7%
6
26.6%
397
Your closest friends 9.5%
22
13.7%
167
22.2%
2
10.3%
3
13.0%
194
Your colleagues at work, in business, or in your profession 7.8%
18
17.1%
209
0.0%
0
10.3%
3
15.4%
230
Members of your church (other than above) 0.0%
0
20.7%
253
11.1%
1
3.4%
1
17.1%
255
TOTAL 100.0%
231
100.0%
1223
100.0%
9
100.0%
29

1492


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Lt HS grad H.S. grad Some coll. Coll. grad Grad schl TOTAL
Your spouse 30.5%
46
33.7%
132
25.6%
76
27.5%
57
23.6%
105
27.9%
416
Your parents 38.4%
58
31.1%
122
27.6%
82
22.7%
47
20.0%
89
26.7%
398
Your closest friends 6.6%
10
13.8%
54
13.1%
39
15.0%
31
13.5%
60
13.0%
194
Your colleagues at work, in business, or in your profession 12.6%
19
9.9%
39
17.2%
51
16.9%
35
19.4%
86
15.4%
230
Members of your church (other than above) 11.9%
18
11.5%
45
16.5%
49
17.9%
37
23.4%
104
17.0%
253
TOTAL 100.0%
151
100.0%
392
100.0%
297
100.0%
207
100.0%
444

1491


Place of residence (I-WHERLIVE)

U.S. Canada Other TOTAL
Your spouse 27.7%
288
28.4%
123
28.6%
2
27.9%
413
Your parents 27.3%
284
24.9%
108
42.9%
3
26.7%
395
Your closest friends 12.9%
134
13.6%
59
0.0%
0
13.0%
193
Your colleagues at work, in business, or in your profession 15.5%
161
14.3%
62
28.6%
2
15.2%
225
Members of your church (other than above) 16.6%
172
18.7%
81
0.0%
0
17.1%
253
TOTAL 100.0%
1039
100.0%
433
100.0%
7

1479


Nationality (I-NTNLTY)

Swiss/South German/Alsatian Dutch/North German/Prussian/Russian British Other TOTAL
Your spouse 26.9%
163
26.7%
170
27.1%
19
29.6%
32
27.0%
384
Your parents 23.4%
142
30.0%
191
25.7%
18
25.0%
27
26.6%
378
Your closest friends 13.9%
84
13.8%
88
12.9%
9
8.3%
9
13.4%
190
Your colleagues at work, in business, or in your profession 18.2%
110
13.2%
84
12.9%
9
15.7%
17
15.5%
220
Members of your church (other than above) 17.7%
107
16.2%
103
21.4%
15
21.3%
23
17.5%
248
TOTAL 100.0%
606
100.0%
636
100.0%
70
100.0%
108

1420


Household income (I-INCOME)

Lt 20K 20-29K 30-39K 40-49K 50K & up TOTAL
Your spouse 40.8%
84
21.2%
75
18.7%
59
27.7%
66
30.2%
97
26.6%
381
Your parents 28.2%
58
28.2%
100
25.3%
80
26.1%
62
25.2%
81
26.6%
381
Your closest friends 5.3%
11
17.8%
63
16.8%
53
11.3%
27
11.8%
38
13.4%
192
Your colleagues at work, in business, or in your profession 17.0%
35
14.4%
51
15.5%
49
18.9%
45
15.3%
49
16.0%
229
Members of your church (other than above) 8.7%
18
18.4%
65
23.7%
75
16.0%
38
17.4%
56
17.6%
252
TOTAL 100.0%
206
100.0%
354
100.0%
316
100.0%
238
100.0%
321

1435


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Democrat Republican Independnt TOTAL
Your spouse 28.2%
69
27.5%
153
23.5%
12
27.5%
234
Your parents 20.8%
51
29.3%
163
21.6%
11
26.4%
225
Your closest friends 13.5%
33
12.9%
72
7.8%
4
12.8%
109
Your colleagues at work, in business, or in your profession 16.7%
41
15.5%
86
17.6%
9
16.0%
136
Members of your church (other than above) 20.8%
51
14.7%
82
29.4%
15
17.4%
148
TOTAL 100.0%
245
100.0%
556
100.0%
51

852



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