A Study of the North American Hispanic Adventist Church - Adult Survey, 1994

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CHDECIDE

How are important decisions made in your church?
  1) The pastor makes all the important decisions in church without consulting members.
  2) The pastor consults with members first before making important decisions.
  3) The pastor delegates all important decision-making to church members.
  4) I don't know how decisions are made in my church.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
The pastor makes all the important decisions in church without consulting members. 100 5% 5% -1.73
The pastor consults with members first before making important decisions. 1489 74.2% 79.2% -.38
The pastor delegates all important decision-making to church members. 167 8.3% 87.5% .97
I don't know how decisions are made in my church. 250 12.5% 100% 2.31

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
The pastor makes all the important decisions in church without consulting members. 5.6%
48
4.5%
48
5.0%
96
The pastor consults with members first before making important decisions. 73.1%
631
75.6%
798
74.5%
1429
The pastor delegates all important decision-making to church members. 9.6%
83
7.1%
75
8.2%
158
I don't know how decisions are made in my church. 11.7%
101
12.8%
135
12.3%
236
TOTAL 100.0%
863
100.0%
1056

1919


Education (I-EDUCATN)

H.S. Some coll. Coll. grad Grad Schl. TOTAL
The pastor makes all the important decisions in church without consulting members. 6.5%
26
4.7%
25
4.6%
19
5.5%
14
3.3%
3
5.1%
87
The pastor consults with members first before making important decisions. 73.8%
295
75.1%
402
74.8%
311
71.0%
181
77.8%
70
74.2%
1259
The pastor delegates all important decision-making to church members. 9.0%
36
8.6%
46
7.7%
32
8.6%
22
5.6%
5
8.3%
141
I don't know how decisions are made in my church. 10.8%
43
11.6%
62
13.0%
54
14.9%
38
13.3%
12
12.3%
209
TOTAL 100.0%
400
100.0%
535
100.0%
416
100.0%
255
100.0%
90

1696


Race/Ethnicity (I-ETHNICTY)

Mexican Latino-Am Cubn/Domn Puerto Rcn Other TOTAL
The pastor makes all the important decisions in church without consulting members. 4.7%
28
5.9%
19
4.6%
10
3.2%
6
5.6%
32
5.0%
95
The pastor consults with members first before making important decisions. 74.3%
445
69.4%
225
81.5%
176
78.4%
145
73.0%
416
74.3%
1407
The pastor delegates all important decision-making to church members. 8.8%
53
13.9%
45
3.2%
7
8.1%
15
6.8%
39
8.4%
159
I don't know how decisions are made in my church. 12.2%
73
10.8%
35
10.6%
23
10.3%
19
14.6%
83
12.3%
233
TOTAL 100.0%
599
100.0%
324
100.0%
216
100.0%
185
100.0%
570

1894


Age (I-AGE)

29 & under 30-37 38-45 46-57 58 & over TOTAL
The pastor makes all the important decisions in church without consulting members. 4.3%
19
5.0%
28
6.4%
28
2.0%
7
8.9%
17
5.0%
99
The pastor consults with members first before making important decisions. 67.8%
297
72.2%
408
76.6%
334
80.3%
286
78.5%
150
74.3%
1475
The pastor delegates all important decision-making to church members. 11.4%
50
8.1%
46
7.8%
34
6.5%
23
6.3%
12
8.3%
165
I don't know how decisions are made in my church. 16.4%
72
14.7%
83
9.2%
40
11.2%
40
6.3%
12
12.4%
247
TOTAL 100.0%
438
100.0%
565
100.0%
436
100.0%
356
100.0%
191

1986


Household income (I-INCOME)

< 10K 10K-24,999 25K-49,999 50K & over TOTAL
The pastor makes all the important decisions in church without consulting members. 4.1%
18
4.9%
38
4.8%
24
8.1%
12
5.0%
92
The pastor consults with members first before making important decisions. 72.0%
313
74.0%
570
76.0%
380
77.0%
114
74.3%
1377
The pastor delegates all important decision-making to church members. 9.4%
41
8.2%
63
7.2%
36
6.1%
9
8.0%
149
I don't know how decisions are made in my church. 14.5%
63
12.9%
99
12.0%
60
8.8%
13
12.7%
235
TOTAL 100.0%
435
100.0%
770
100.0%
500
100.0%
148

1853


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Div/Sep. Widowed Never marr Comm.relat TOTAL
The pastor makes all the important decisions in church without consulting members. 5.2%
70
4.5%
16
7.1%
6
1.8%
3
0.0%
0
4.9%
95
The pastor consults with members first before making important decisions. 74.4%
995
76.3%
270
76.2%
64
71.3%
117
72.2%
13
74.6%
1459
The pastor delegates all important decision-making to church members. 8.2%
109
6.5%
23
7.1%
6
9.8%
16
16.7%
3
8.0%
157
I don't know how decisions are made in my church. 12.2%
163
12.7%
45
9.5%
8
17.1%
28
11.1%
2
12.6%
246
TOTAL 100.0%
1337
100.0%
354
100.0%
84
100.0%
164
100.0%
18

1957


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent Don't have a political affiliation TOTAL
The pastor makes all the important decisions in church without consulting members. 5.4%
14
4.7%
20
4.2%
3
5.1%
61
5.0%
98
The pastor consults with members first before making important decisions. 72.4%
186
77.0%
331
76.4%
55
73.2%
871
74.0%
1443
The pastor delegates all important decision-making to church members. 10.1%
26
8.1%
35
8.3%
6
8.1%
96
8.4%
163
I don't know how decisions are made in my church. 12.1%
31
10.2%
44
11.1%
8
13.6%
162
12.6%
245
TOTAL 100.0%
257
100.0%
430
100.0%
72
100.0%
1190

1949


Political ideology (I-POLORIEN)

Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't have a political orientation TOTAL
The pastor makes all the important decisions in church without consulting members. 5.1%
22
4.6%
17
8.5%
9
4.8%
50
5.0%
98
The pastor consults with members first before making important decisions. 77.6%
332
76.3%
283
63.2%
67
72.9%
759
74.0%
1441
The pastor delegates all important decision-making to church members. 7.0%
30
8.9%
33
9.4%
10
8.5%
88
8.3%
161
I don't know how decisions are made in my church. 10.3%
44
10.2%
38
18.9%
20
13.8%
144
12.6%
246
TOTAL 100.0%
428
100.0%
371
100.0%
106
100.0%
1041

1946


Language of interview (I-LANGUAGE)

Only Spanish Spanish better than English Both equally English better than Spanish Only English TOTAL
The pastor makes all the important decisions in church without consulting members. 6.4%
33
3.1%
26
6.7%
30
4.3%
7
12.5%
2
5.0%
98
The pastor consults with members first before making important decisions. 74.7%
384
77.9%
644
71.7%
319
65.2%
107
31.3%
5
74.2%
1459
The pastor delegates all important decision-making to church members. 7.6%
39
8.8%
73
7.2%
32
8.5%
14
25.0%
4
8.2%
162
I don't know how decisions are made in my church. 11.3%
58
10.2%
84
14.4%
64
22.0%
36
31.3%
5
12.6%
247
TOTAL 100.0%
514
100.0%
827
100.0%
445
100.0%
164
100.0%
16

1966

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