Mennonite Church Member Profile, 1989

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ETHICS4 (Weighted by WTFACTOR)

Persons currently employed: When you face ethical problems related to your work or business, how do you usually reach decisions? Rank the following 1 to 5 in order of importance.
  1) By yourself
  2) By consulting with your spouse (if you have one)
  3) By talking with your parents
  4) By consulting with business friends or partners
  5) By finding out what your church congregation has to say about the matter

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
By yourself 184 10.3% 10.3%
By consulting with your spouse (if you have one) 344 19.3% 29.6%
By talking with your parents 588 33% 62.6%
By consulting with business friends or partners 437 24.5% 87.1%
By finding out what your church congregation has to say about the matter 229 12.9% 100%
Missing 1285
* 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
By yourself 11.4%
93
9.5%
44
9.2%
28
9.6%
16
9.1%
3
10.3%
184
By consulting with your spouse (if you have one) 15.8%
129
22.8%
106
21.8%
66
22.9%
38
18.2%
6
19.3%
345
By talking with your parents 32.8%
268
33.8%
157
32.7%
99
31.3%
52
39.4%
13
33.0%
589
By consulting with business friends or partners 25.7%
210
24.7%
115
23.4%
71
20.5%
34
21.2%
7
24.5%
437
By finding out what your church congregation has to say about the matter 14.2%
116
9.2%
43
12.9%
39
15.7%
26
12.1%
4
12.8%
228
TOTAL 100.0%
816
100.0%
465
100.0%
303
100.0%
166
100.0%
33

1783


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
By yourself 9.7%
101
11.1%
82
10.3%
183
By consulting with your spouse (if you have one) 18.5%
192
20.6%
152
19.3%
344
By talking with your parents 32.3%
336
34.0%
251
33.0%
587
By consulting with business friends or partners 25.7%
267
23.0%
170
24.6%
437
By finding out what your church congregation has to say about the matter 13.8%
144
11.4%
84
12.8%
228
TOTAL 100.0%
1040
100.0%
739

1779


Age (I-AGE)

Under 30 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 64 65 & over TOTAL
By yourself 10.8%
37
10.0%
52
11.0%
45
9.2%
39
10.3%
8
10.2%
181
By consulting with your spouse (if you have one) 21.9%
75
16.1%
84
21.8%
89
19.1%
81
19.2%
15
19.4%
344
By talking with your parents 31.5%
108
33.2%
173
32.3%
132
35.4%
150
32.1%
25
33.1%
588
By consulting with business friends or partners 24.5%
84
25.5%
133
21.3%
87
25.2%
107
30.8%
24
24.5%
435
By finding out what your church congregation has to say about the matter 11.4%
39
15.2%
79
13.7%
56
11.1%
47
7.7%
6
12.8%
227
TOTAL 100.0%
343
100.0%
521
100.0%
409
100.0%
424
100.0%
78

1775


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Single Married Widowed Div./Sep. TOTAL
By yourself 18.4%
45
8.2%
122
28.0%
7
25.7%
9
10.3%
183
By consulting with your spouse (if you have one) 30.2%
74
17.1%
253
28.0%
7
31.4%
11
19.3%
345
By talking with your parents 31.4%
77
33.3%
492
24.0%
6
37.1%
13
33.0%
588
By consulting with business friends or partners 18.0%
44
26.3%
389
16.0%
4
5.7%
2
24.6%
439
By finding out what your church congregation has to say about the matter 2.0%
5
15.1%
223
4.0%
1
0.0%
0
12.8%
229
TOTAL 100.0%
245
100.0%
1479
100.0%
25
100.0%
35

1784


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Lt HS grad H.S. grad Some coll. Coll. grad Grad schl TOTAL
By yourself 9.5%
22
9.2%
44
7.8%
26
15.8%
35
10.5%
54
10.2%
181
By consulting with your spouse (if you have one) 17.2%
40
20.5%
98
16.5%
55
20.8%
46
20.5%
105
19.3%
344
By talking with your parents 37.5%
87
31.9%
153
35.3%
118
25.8%
57
33.6%
172
33.0%
587
By consulting with business friends or partners 23.7%
55
25.7%
123
24.3%
81
24.0%
53
24.4%
125
24.6%
437
By finding out what your church congregation has to say about the matter 12.1%
28
12.7%
61
16.2%
54
13.6%
30
10.9%
56
12.9%
229
TOTAL 100.0%
232
100.0%
479
100.0%
334
100.0%
221
100.0%
512

1778


Place of residence (I-WHERLIVE)

U.S. Canada Other TOTAL
By yourself 10.6%
132
9.6%
49
18.2%
2
10.4%
183
By consulting with your spouse (if you have one) 18.3%
227
20.5%
105
27.3%
3
19.0%
335
By talking with your parents 33.3%
414
32.9%
169
18.2%
2
33.1%
585
By consulting with business friends or partners 25.6%
318
23.0%
118
9.1%
1
24.7%
437
By finding out what your church congregation has to say about the matter 12.2%
151
14.0%
72
27.3%
3
12.8%
226
TOTAL 100.0%
1242
100.0%
513
100.0%
11

1766


Nationality (I-NTNLTY)

Swiss/South German/Alsatian Dutch/North German/Prussian/Russian British Other TOTAL
By yourself 11.3%
82
10.0%
76
8.9%
7
7.8%
10
10.4%
175
By consulting with your spouse (if you have one) 18.0%
130
20.3%
154
21.5%
17
20.3%
26
19.4%
327
By talking with your parents 34.0%
246
31.7%
240
34.2%
27
32.0%
41
32.8%
554
By consulting with business friends or partners 22.4%
162
26.1%
198
21.5%
17
25.0%
32
24.2%
409
By finding out what your church congregation has to say about the matter 14.4%
104
11.9%
90
13.9%
11
14.8%
19
13.3%
224
TOTAL 100.0%
724
100.0%
758
100.0%
79
100.0%
128

1689


Household income (I-INCOME)

Lt 20K 20-29K 30-39K 40-49K 50K & up TOTAL
By yourself 12.4%
32
9.4%
41
8.7%
31
11.0%
31
10.9%
42
10.3%
177
By consulting with your spouse (if you have one) 22.8%
59
19.8%
86
16.2%
58
19.6%
55
19.2%
74
19.3%
332
By talking with your parents 32.0%
83
31.3%
136
31.8%
114
33.1%
93
35.8%
138
32.8%
564
By consulting with business friends or partners 21.6%
56
24.6%
107
26.5%
95
23.5%
66
25.1%
97
24.5%
421
By finding out what your church congregation has to say about the matter 11.2%
29
14.9%
65
16.8%
60
12.8%
36
9.1%
35
13.1%
225
TOTAL 100.0%
259
100.0%
435
100.0%
358
100.0%
281
100.0%
386

1719


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Democrat Republican Independnt TOTAL
By yourself 13.9%
39
10.0%
68
5.3%
3
10.8%
110
By consulting with your spouse (if you have one) 11.1%
31
19.8%
134
22.8%
13
17.6%
178
By talking with your parents 27.9%
78
35.6%
241
21.1%
12
32.6%
331
By consulting with business friends or partners 32.9%
92
23.3%
158
33.3%
19
26.5%
269
By finding out what your church congregation has to say about the matter 14.3%
40
11.2%
76
17.5%
10
12.4%
126
TOTAL 100.0%
280
100.0%
677
100.0%
57

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