SGI-USA Membership Survey, 1997

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SGISPLIT

As you know, SGI and Nichiren Shoshu split in 1991. How do you feel about that split personally?
  1) SGI-USA is better off since the split.
  2) SGI-USA was harmed by the split.
  3) The split made little difference in SGI-USA.
  4) Not sure/no opinion
  5) Other opinion

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
SGI-USA is better off since the split. 195 51.7% 51.7% -.88
SGI-USA was harmed by the split. 58 15.4% 67.1% .17
The split made little difference in SGI-USA. 116 30.8% 97.9% 1.22
Not sure/no opinion 6 1.6% 99.5% 2.26
Other opinion 2 .5% 100% 3.31

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Less than 25 25-39 40-49 50-64 65 + TOTAL
SGI-USA is better off since the split. 75.0%
6
54.0%
54
52.0%
66
52.4%
44
47.2%
17
52.7%
187
SGI-USA was harmed by the split. 0.0%
0
17.0%
17
12.6%
16
22.6%
19
11.1%
4
15.8%
56
The split made little difference in SGI-USA. 25.0%
2
28.0%
28
33.9%
43
21.4%
18
36.1%
13
29.3%
104
Not sure/no opinion 0.0%
0
1.0%
1
0.8%
1
2.4%
2
5.6%
2
1.7%
6
Other opinion 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.8%
1
1.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
8
100.0%
100
100.0%
127
100.0%
84
100.0%
36

355


Education (I-EDUC)

High school or less Some college Trade school, or junior college Bachelor's degree Graduate or professional degree TOTAL
SGI-USA is better off since the split. 50.9%
27
48.5%
47
52.1%
38
60.7%
51
48.4%
31
52.3%
194
SGI-USA was harmed by the split. 22.6%
12
11.3%
11
16.4%
12
13.1%
11
17.2%
11
15.4%
57
The split made little difference in SGI-USA. 26.4%
14
39.2%
38
28.8%
21
23.8%
20
29.7%
19
30.2%
112
Not sure/no opinion 0.0%
0
1.0%
1
1.4%
1
1.2%
1
4.7%
3
1.6%
6
Other opinion 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.4%
1
1.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.5%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
53
100.0%
97
100.0%
73
100.0%
84
100.0%
64

371


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced/Separated Widowed Single Other (please specify) TOTAL
SGI-USA is better off since the split. 54.2%
83
43.3%
13
44.8%
30
57.9%
11
58.3%
56
14.3%
1
52.2%
194
SGI-USA was harmed by the split. 13.1%
20
26.7%
8
11.9%
8
10.5%
2
18.8%
18
14.3%
1
15.3%
57
The split made little difference in SGI-USA. 32.0%
49
30.0%
9
35.8%
24
26.3%
5
22.9%
22
57.1%
4
30.4%
113
Not sure/no opinion 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
7.5%
5
5.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.6%
6
Other opinion 0.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
14.3%
1
0.5%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
153
100.0%
30
100.0%
67
100.0%
19
100.0%
96
100.0%
7

372


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian/Pacific Islander Latino/Hispanic Other (please specify) TOTAL
SGI-USA is better off since the split. 51.6%
79
45.3%
24
61.4%
51
38.1%
8
56.9%
29
52.9%
191
SGI-USA was harmed by the split. 17.0%
26
17.0%
9
9.6%
8
38.1%
8
9.8%
5
15.5%
56
The split made little difference in SGI-USA. 26.8%
41
37.7%
20
28.9%
24
23.8%
5
31.4%
16
29.4%
106
Not sure/no opinion 3.3%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.0%
1
1.7%
6
Other opinion 1.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
153
100.0%
53
100.0%
83
100.0%
21
100.0%
51

361


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
SGI-USA is better off since the split. 49.6%
58
54.5%
134
52.9%
192
SGI-USA was harmed by the split. 23.1%
27
12.2%
30
15.7%
57
The split made little difference in SGI-USA. 25.6%
30
30.9%
76
29.2%
106
Not sure/no opinion 0.9%
1
2.0%
5
1.7%
6
Other opinion 0.9%
1
0.4%
1
0.6%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
117
100.0%
246

363


Household income (I-INCOME)

< $20,000 $20,000 - $30,000 $30,000 - $40,000 $40,000 - $50,000 $50,000 - $60,000 $60,000+ TOTAL
SGI-USA is better off since the split. 50.9%
56
51.2%
44
57.6%
34
51.4%
18
38.9%
7
62.5%
20
52.6%
179
SGI-USA was harmed by the split. 18.2%
20
14.0%
12
13.6%
8
14.3%
5
16.7%
3
12.5%
4
15.3%
52
The split made little difference in SGI-USA. 29.1%
32
32.6%
28
27.1%
16
28.6%
10
38.9%
7
25.0%
8
29.7%
101
Not sure/no opinion 1.8%
2
2.3%
2
1.7%
1
0.0%
0
5.6%
1
0.0%
0
1.8%
6
Other opinion 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
5.7%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
110
100.0%
86
100.0%
59
100.0%
35
100.0%
18
100.0%
32

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