Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 2009 - The Environment, Members

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PROVGA

Since 1996, the PC(USA)'s Book of Order has had a provision stating that church officers (elders, deacons and ministers) are to live 'in conformity to the historic confessional standards of the church,' including 'to live either in fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman, or chastity in singleness.' The 218th General Assembly (June 2008) approved a constitutional amendment that, if also approved by a majority of presbyteries, would replace this provision with more general language about officers declaring 'their fidelity to the standards of the church.' Are you familiar with this action of the General Assembly? (BQ18)
  1) Yes
  2) No

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Yes 282 62.8% 62.8% -.77
No 167 37.2% 100% 1.3

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Less than 35 35 to 49 50 to 64 65 and up TOTAL
Yes 45.5%
10
50.8%
33
66.0%
97
65.7%
140
62.6%
280
No 54.5%
12
49.2%
32
34.0%
50
34.3%
73
37.4%
167
TOTAL 100.0%
22
100.0%
65
100.0%
147
100.0%
213

447


Gender (I-GENDER)

Female Male TOTAL
Yes 65.6%
189
57.8%
93
62.8%
282
No 34.4%
99
42.2%
68
37.2%
167
TOTAL 100.0%
288
100.0%
161

449


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Yes 54.5%
12
54.9%
56
65.7%
92
68.0%
100
63.3%
260
No 45.5%
10
45.1%
46
34.3%
48
32.0%
47
36.7%
151
TOTAL 100.0%
22
100.0%
102
100.0%
140
100.0%
147

411


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Democrat Independent Republican Other TOTAL
Yes 62.7%
84
61.5%
56
64.7%
130
46.2%
6
62.9%
276
No 37.3%
50
38.5%
35
35.3%
71
53.8%
7
37.1%
163
TOTAL 100.0%
134
100.0%
91
100.0%
201
100.0%
13

439


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes 63.3%
50
57.9%
66
64.9%
113
64.6%
53
62.8%
282
No 36.7%
29
42.1%
48
35.1%
61
35.4%
29
37.2%
167
TOTAL 100.0%
79
100.0%
114
100.0%
174
100.0%
82

449

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