Mennonite Church Member Profile, 1989

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All frequencies weighted by 451) WTFACTOR
1) Church (CHURCH)
TOTAL%
6) Mennonite Church139445.2
7) General Conference Mennonite Church82726.8
8) Mennonite Brethren Church56018.1
9) Brethren in Christ Church2558.3
10) Evangelical Mennonite Church511.7
TOTAL3087100.0
2) District (DISTRICT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30872.662.27
3) Congregation (CONG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30874.032.72
4) Type of respondent (TYPERESP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30872.653.57
5) Respondent (RESPONDT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30873.892.58
6) Congregation ID (CONGID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3087708.52128.84
7) Case ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL308770882.0512883.91
8) Congregational size (SIZECONG)
TOTAL%
1) 25-9931410.2
2) 100-19978625.5
3) 200-499145947.3
4) 500 and over52717.1
TOTAL3086100.0
9) Where do you live at present? (RESIDENC)
TOTAL%
1) On a farm (three acres or more)68622.5
2) On a plot (less than three acres) outside a village or city51216.8
3) In a village or town (under 2,500 people)39813
4) In a town or city of 2,500 to 25,000 population63120.7
5) In a city of 25,000 to 250,000 population45414.9
6) In a city over 250,000 population36912.1
Missing36 
TOTAL3050100.0
10) Your gender (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male143146.7
2) Female163653.3
Missing19 
TOTAL3067100.0
11) Your age at last birthday: (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL308746.5317.28
12) Your marital status: (MARSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Single (never married)42413.8
2) Married, living with original spouse233775.8
3) Widowed1424.6
4) Widowed and remarried501.6
5) Divorced431.4
6) Divorced and remarried762.5
7) Separated10.3
Missing4 
TOTAL3082100.0
13) Persons ever married, please answer these additional items: What was your age at the time of your first marriage? (AGEMARR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL308722.573.91
14) Persons ever married, please answer these additional items: Do you and your spouse presently belong to the same church denomination? (SAMEDEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes226291
2) No2249
Missing600 
TOTAL2486100.0
15) Persons ever married, please answer these additional items: Did you and your spouse belong to the same denomination at the time of your wedding? (WEDDING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes157461.5
2) No98438.5
Missing529 
TOTAL2558100.0
16) How much formal schooling have you had? (EDUCATIO)
TOTAL%
1) Less than eight grades1053.4
2) Completed elementary school2558.3
3) Some high school or trade school but not enough to graduate34811.3
4) High school or trade school graduate84527.5
5) Some college, but not enough for a four-year degree56218.3
6) College graduate31110.1
7) Some graduate or professional school, but enough for a degree1675.4
8) Graduate or professional degree48315.7
Missing13 
TOTAL3076100.0
17) In what state, province, or foreign country are you presently living? (LIVENOW)
TOTAL%
1) New England states10
2) New York501.6
3) Pennsylvania60419.8
4) New Jersey3.1
5) Maryland5.2
6) Delaware2.1
7) Virginia411.3
9) District of Columbia2.1
10) North Carolina2.1
11) South Carolina10
12) Georgia10
13) Florida321
14) Kentucky3.1
15) Tennessee00
18) Louisiana10
19) Texas2.1
20) Michigan19.6
21) Ohio2518.2
22) Indiana2458
23) Illinois933
30) Minnesota18.6
31) North Dakota10
32) South Dakota381.2
33) Iowa762.5
34) Nebraska913
35) Kansas2227.3
36) Missouri5.2
38) Oklahoma391.3
40) Montana2.1
41) Idaho21.7
43) Colorado24.8
46) New Mexico10
47) Arizona3.1
50) Alaska2.1
51) Washington2.1
52) Oregon451.5
53) California1444.7
60) Ontario2678.7
70) Manitoba2718.9
71) Saskatchewan862.8
72) Alberta1093.6
73) British Columbia2126.9
74) Yukon Territory10
81) Asia3.1
83) Caribbean Islands10
86) South America7.2
91) Germany2.1
95) All other European countries10
Missing34 
TOTAL3052100.0
18) How long have you lived in the community where you now reside? (MOBILITY)
TOTAL%
1) Less than one year1133.7
2) At least one year but less than five years37512.2
3) At least five years but less than 20 years99632.3
4) 20 years or more159951.9
Missing5 
TOTAL3083100.0
19) What is your present chief occupation? Read the following categories and then check one of them: (Note: If you have two or more occupations, such as a farmer-carpenter, or housewife-secretary, check the one that occupies most of your working hours.) (If not employed, give former occupation.) (OCCUPATN)
TOTAL%
1) Farmer or farm management2237.4
2) Proprietor, manager or official (business owner or operator, department manager, official of public or private business or agency, etc.)2849.4
3) Professional or technical worker (minister, physician, teacher, social worker, engineer, librarian, educator, editor, scientist, etc.)82927.4
4) Clerical or sales worker (office worker, clerk, salesperson, postal worker, etc.)32910.9
5) Craftsman or foreman (carpenter, mechanic, die cutter, tailor, etc.)1575.2
6) Machine operator (truck or bus driver, press operator, welder, seamstress, factory worker, etc.)1053.5
7) Service worker (barber, beautician, cook, guard, policeperson, restaurant waiter, fireman, janitor, etc.)1264.2
8) Laborer (farm laborer, construction work helper, car washer, etc.)421.4
9) Housewife, househusband74924.7
10) Student1846.1
Missing60 
TOTAL3028100.0
20) What is your present employment status? (EMPLOYMT)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time, including self-employed (not a student)152750
2) Employed part-time, including self-employed (not a student)34811.4
3) Student, not employed822.7
4) Student, employed part- or full-time1374.5
5) Homemaking, not employed (not retired)42113.8
6) Retired and employed part-time1264.1
7) Retired and not employed39212.8
8) Unemployed (out of work or disabled)23.8
Missing32 
TOTAL3056100.0
21) What is your race or ethnic group? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Hispanic11.4
2) Black22.7
3) White (not Hispanic)295096.2
4) American or Canadian Indian792.6
5) Asian4.1
6) Other2.1
Missing19 
TOTAL3068100.0
22) If you circled 3 "White," what national background were your ancestors largely from before coming to Canada or the United States? (NTNLTY)
TOTAL%
1) Swiss/South German/Alsatian115540
2) Dutch/North German/Prussian/Russian138047.8
3) British1224.2
4) Other2297.9
Missing202 
TOTAL2886100.0
23) How good is your health? On the following scale from one to ten circle one number indicating where you rate your physical health between "very poor" and "very good": (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very poor health4.1
2) 7.2
3) 22.7
4) 351.1
5) 1043.4
6) 1284.2
7) 2869.3
8) 71723.3
9) 102033.2
10) Very good health75224.5
Missing11 
TOTAL3075100.0
24) During the past year, how many times have you seen a medical doctor because of illness? (DOCTOR)
TOTAL%
0) None121340.1
1) Once80926.7
2) Twice41313.6
3) Three times2127
4) Four times1214
5) Five or more times2608.6
Missing60 
TOTAL3028100.0
25) People talk of Christian conversion as an occasion in life when they made a decision to accept Christ as Saviour and Lord. Was there an occasion in your life when you had such a conversion experience? (CONVEXP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes252182.3
2) No2829.2
3) Uncertain2598.5
Missing25 
TOTAL3062100.0
26) If you have had a conversion experience, how many such experiences have you had in your life? (NUMBCONV)
TOTAL%
1) One162166.3
2) Two57223.4
3) Three1435.8
4) Four271.1
5) Five or more823.4
Missing642 
TOTAL2445100.0
27) If you have had a conversion experience, how old were you at the time of the first such conversion experience? (AGECONV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL308713.776.59
28) How old were you when you were baptized? (AGEBAP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL308715.946.79
29) Are you presently a member of a small group (other than family or Sunday School class) that meets regularly for worship, discussion, Bible study, or fellowship? (SMALLGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes144547.1
2) No162152.9
Missing21 
TOTAL3066100.0
30) Before you joined a church of your present denomination, were you ever a member of any other denomination? (OTHERDEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78625.6
2) No228974.4
Missing12 
TOTAL3075100.0
31) If you have been a member of another denomination, write on the line below the name of the specific denomination to which you belonged just prior to becoming a member of your present denomination. (BACKGRND)
TOTAL%
10) General Conference354.5
11) Mennonite Brethren243.1
12) Evangelical Mennonite111.4
13) (Old) Mennonite Church384.9
14) Old Order Amish243.1
15) Old Order Mennonite (and Wisler Mennonite)2.3
16) Beachy Amish101.3
17) Church of God in Christ, Mennonite1.1
18) Brethren in Christ3.4
19) United Zion Church1.1
20) Evangelical Mennonite Conference (Kleingemeinde)2.3
21) Evangelical Mennonite Conference (KMB)121.6
22) Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference (Rudnerweider)81
23) Old Colony Mennonite2.3
24) Chortitz Mennonite4.5
25) Sommerfelder Mennonite5.6
26) Reinland Mennonite1.1
28) Conservative Mennonite91.2
30) Brethren445.7
31) Friends5.6
40) Anglican (Protestant Episcopal)81
41) Lutheran455.8
42) Reformed2.3
43) Presbyterian344.4
44) Methodist (including Evangelical United Brethren, Wesleyan)10914.1
45) United Church of Christ (Cong. Christian, Cong., Evangelical and Reformed)202.6
46) United Church of Canada172.2
47) Nazarene91.2
48) United Brethren6.8
49) Other "mainline" Protestant (CMA, Plymouth Brethren, Christian, Alliance, Non-denominational, Disciples of Christ, Moravian)374.8
50) Baptist11815.3
51) Church of God121.6
52) Church of Christ91.2
54) Missionary121.6
55) Pentecostal7.9
56) Apostolic Christian2.3
57) Assembly of God5.6
59) Other fundamentalist, evangelical free, or sect groups425.4
60) Catholic334.3
70) Church of Christ, Scientist2.3
71) Latter Day Saints00
85) Other non-Christian religions1.1
Missing2317 
TOTAL771100.0
32) In your judgment, what are the three most important factors that attract persons to join a local congregation of your denomination? Factor 1: (ATTRACTA)
TOTAL%
0) Other10.3
1) Leadership of the pastor144747.2
2) Friendliness of the people131542.9
3) Sunday School program622
4) Preaching of the gospel from the pulpit1535
5) Inspiration of the Sunday worship service461.5
6) Congregation's support of members with personal needs11.4
7) Church is located nearby11.4
8) Personal invitation to join from a member11.4
Missing19 
TOTAL3066100.0
33) In your judgment, what are the three most important factors that attract persons to join a local congregation of your denomination? Factor 2: (ATTRACTB)
TOTAL%
0) Other5.2
2) Friendliness of the people105737.6
3) Sunday School program1806.4
4) Preaching of the gospel from the pulpit80528.6
5) Inspiration of the Sunday worship service45616.2
6) Congregation's support of members with personal needs2398.5
7) Church is located nearby552
8) Personal invitation to join from a member13.5
Missing277 
TOTAL2810100.0
34) In your judgment, what are the three most important factors that attract persons to join a local congregation of your denomination? Factor 3: (ATTRACTC)
TOTAL%
0) Other812.9
3) Sunday School program491.8
4) Preaching of the gospel from the pulpit38013.7
5) Inspiration of the Sunday worship service47117
6) Congregation's support of members with personal needs105338
7) Church is located nearby1926.9
8) Personal invitation to join from a member54319.6
Missing317 
TOTAL2769100.0
35) During the past two years, on the average, how often have you attended church worship services (on Sunday morning, evening, and/or other days)? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Never17.6
2) A few times per year772.5
3) Once or twice a month1645.3
4) Almost every week88528.7
5) Once a week89829.1
6) More than once a week104233.8
Missing4 
TOTAL3083100.0
36) How often do you study the Bible privately, seeking to understand it and letting it speak to you? (BIBLESTD)
TOTAL%
1) Never1033.3
2) Seldom35511.5
3) Occasionally66721.7
4) Frequently (at least once a week, but not daily)108035.1
5) Daily87528.4
Missing8 
TOTAL3080100.0
37) Other than at mealtime, how often do you pray to God privately on the average? (PRAY2GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Never16.5
2) Seldom1173.8
3) Occasionally54817.8
4) Frequently (at least once a week, but not daily)129241.9
5) Daily110735.9
Missing7 
TOTAL3080100.0
38) How often do you experience a family, private, or cell group devotional period in which the Bible or other religious literature is read? (DEVOTION)
TOTAL%
1) Never2197.1
2) Seldom60519.7
3) Occasionally, perhaps once a month51816.9
4) Once a week more or less66221.5
5) Several times a week50816.5
6) Daily or more often56218.3
Missing12 
TOTAL3074100.0
39) In general, how close do you describe your present relationship to God? (RELATGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Quite unrelated5.2
2) Rather distant902.9
3) Between distant and close41413.5
4) Fairly close92830.2
5) Close113637
6) Very close49816.2
Missing15 
TOTAL3071100.0
40) How often do you feel discouraged in your efforts to live a Christian life? (CHRSLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Never1986.4
2) Seldom75224.5
3) Sometimes166354.1
4) Often41513.5
5) Very often461.5
Missing13 
TOTAL3074100.0
41) To what extent are you conscious of some spiritual goal or purpose in life which serves to give direction to your life? (DIRECTSP)
TOTAL%
1) I am not aware of such a goal or purpose.1113.6
2) I have a rather vague feeling of purpose.2458
3) I am somewhat conscious of such a goal or purpose.121039.6
4) Definitely feel guided by a spiritual life goal.148848.7
Missing33 
TOTAL3054100.0
42) How often do you have doubts about your own salvation? (SALVATN)
TOTAL%
1) Never113436.9
2) Seldom113536.9
3) Sometimes71323.2
4) Often832.7
5) Very often9.3
Missing14 
TOTAL3074100.0
43) In regard to the quality of your spiritual life, which of the following best describes your progress during the past couple of years? (SPIRITLF)
TOTAL%
1) I am making definite progress.109735.7
2) I am making a little progress.117938.4
3) I am staying about the same.63220.6
4) I have lost ground a little.1414.6
5) I have definitely lost ground.25.8
Missing14 
TOTAL3074100.0
44) To what extent are you interested in serving your home congregation in Sunday School teaching, church project leadership, or other responsibilities for which you have abilities? (SERVING)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly interested92830.5
2) Interested111536.6
3) Some interest54417.9
4) A little interest2959.7
5) No interest1645.4
Missing41 
TOTAL3046100.0
45) How frequently do you take the opportunity to witness orally about the Christian faith to persons at work, in the neighborhood, or elsewhere? (WITNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Never2257.3
2) Seldom87328.5
3) Sometimes (several times a year)123340.2
4) Often (monthly)50016.3
5) Very often (weekly)2357.7
Missing22 
TOTAL3066100.0
46) When you have decisions to make in your everyday life, how often do you ask yourself what God would want you to do? (GODWANT)
TOTAL%
1) Never461.5
2) Seldom1906.2
3) Sometimes89529.1
4) Often134943.9
5) Very often59519.3
Missing13 
TOTAL3075100.0
47) 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. (EMPLOY1)
TOTAL%
1) Your spouse114074.5
2) Your parents22114.4
3) Your closest friends593.9
4) Your colleagues at work, in business, or in your profession432.8
5) Members of your church (other than above)674.4
Missing1558 
TOTAL1530100.0
48) 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. (EMPLOY2)
TOTAL%
1) Your spouse41627.9
2) Your parents39726.6
3) Your closest friends19312.9
4) Your colleagues at work, in business, or in your profession23115.5
5) Members of your church (other than above)25517.1
Missing1595 
TOTAL1492100.0
49) 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. (EMPLOY3)
TOTAL%
1) Your spouse19312.3
2) Your parents66042
3) Your closest friends47730.4
4) Your colleagues at work, in business, or in your profession19012.1
5) Members of your church (other than above)503.2
Missing1517 
TOTAL1570100.0
50) 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. (EMPLOY4)
TOTAL%
1) Your spouse16111
2) Your parents30220.6
3) Your closest friends34523.6
4) Your colleagues at work, in business, or in your profession36224.7
5) Members of your church (other than above)29320
Missing1624 
TOTAL1463100.0
51) 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. (EMPLOY5)
TOTAL%
1) Your spouse503.5
2) Your parents18713.2
3) Your closest friends30421.4
4) Your colleagues at work, in business, or in your profession48634.2
5) Members of your church (other than above)39527.8
Missing1665 
TOTAL1422100.0
52) 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. (ETHICS1)
TOTAL%
1) By yourself93650.1
2) By consulting with your spouse (if you have one)47325.3
3) By talking with your parents21111.3
4) By consulting with business friends or partners1588.5
5) By finding out what your church congregation has to say about the matter904.8
Missing1219 
TOTAL1868100.0
53) 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. (ETHICS2)
TOTAL%
1) By yourself77646.5
2) By consulting with your spouse (if you have one)63538
3) By talking with your parents17910.7
4) By consulting with business friends or partners372.2
5) By finding out what your church congregation has to say about the matter422.5
Missing1417 
TOTAL1669100.0
54) 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. (ETHICS3)
TOTAL%
1) By yourself493.1
2) By consulting with your spouse (if you have one)17711.2
3) By talking with your parents34121.5
4) By consulting with business friends or partners45428.7
5) By trying to find out what your church congregation has to say about the matter56335.5
Missing1503 
TOTAL1584100.0
55) 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. (ETHICS4)
TOTAL%
1) By yourself18410.3
2) By consulting with your spouse (if you have one)34419.3
3) By talking with your parents58833
4) By consulting with business friends or partners43724.5
5) By finding out what your church congregation has to say about the matter22912.9
Missing1305 
TOTAL1782100.0
56) 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. (ETHICS5)
TOTAL%
1) By yourself482.8
2) By consulting with your spouse (if you have one)21412.3
3) By talking with your parents44825.7
4) By consulting with business friends or partners58633.6
5) By finding out what your church congregation has to say about the matter44825.7
Missing1343 
TOTAL1744100.0
57) How important is your congregation as a source of concern and counsel regarding the issues you face in your work? (COUNSEL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important28814.2
2) Important54726.9
3) Of some importance65932.4
4) Of little importance40419.9
5) Of no importance at all1346.6
Missing1055 
TOTAL2032100.0
58) Have you ever attended a meeting where the charismatic ("fullness of the Spirit") worship patterns and teachings were emphasized? If "yes," how often? (CHARISMA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23.8
2) No108736.1
3) Once or twice103934.5
4) Occasionally62420.7
5) Frequently2357.8
Missing79 
TOTAL3008100.0
59) Which of the following gifts of the Spirit have you ever personally experienced? Circle the number of each you have done: - Received the "baptism of the Holy Spirit" (BAPSPIRT)
TOTAL%
0) No161253.4
1) Yes140546.6
Missing69 
TOTAL3017100.0
60) Which of the following gifts of the Spirit have you ever personally experienced? Circle the number of each you have done: - Spoke in tongues (SPTONGUE)
TOTAL%
0) No282893.7
1) Yes1906.3
Missing69 
TOTAL3018100.0
61) Which of the following gifts of the Spirit have you ever personally experienced? Circle the number of each you have done: - Interpreted in tongues (INTONGUE)
TOTAL%
0) No299699.3
1) Yes22.7
Missing69 
TOTAL3018100.0
62) Which of the following gifts of the Spirit have you ever personally experienced? Circle the number of each you have done: - Prophesied (PROPHESY)
TOTAL%
0) No291996.8
1) Yes983.2
Missing69 
TOTAL3017100.0
63) Which of the following gifts of the Spirit have you ever personally experienced? Circle the number of each you have done: - Performed miracles (MIRACLES)
TOTAL%
0) No299899.3
1) Yes20.7
Missing69 
TOTAL3018100.0
64) Which of the following gifts of the Spirit have you ever personally experienced? Circle the number of each you have done: - Cast out demons (DEMONS)
TOTAL%
0) No297298.5
1) Yes461.5
Missing69 
TOTAL3018100.0
65) Which of the following gifts of the Spirit have you ever personally experienced? Circle the number of each you have done: - Experienced a "faith healing" (HEALING)
TOTAL%
0) No266188.2
1) Yes35711.8
Missing69 
TOTAL3018100.0
66) Which of the following gifts of the Spirit have you ever personally experienced? Circle the number of each you have done: - None of the above (NOGIFTS)
TOTAL%
0) No160453.1
1) Yes141446.9
Missing69 
TOTAL3018100.0
67) Do you think of yourself as a charismatic? (CHARISM)
TOTAL%
1) Very definitely1003.3
2) Somewhat39713.2
3) Undecided2899.6
4) Probably not100733.4
5) Definitely not122340.6
Missing69 
TOTAL3016100.0
68) Do you think the charismatic movement has benefited the Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches? (CHARMVMT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72624.9
2) No76926.4
3) Undecided142148.7
Missing171 
TOTAL2916100.0
69) Are you a resident member or a non-resident member (live too far away to attend regularly) of the congregation in which you hold membership? (RESMEMB)
TOTAL%
1) Resident member285993.3
2) Non-resident member2066.7
Missing21 
TOTAL3065100.0
70) Do you presently hold, or have you held within the past three years, a position of leadership in your local congregation (minister, elder, deacon, council member, officer, Sunday school teacher, committee chairperson, youth group officer, or sponsor, etc.) (LEADRSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes187461.1
2) No119138.9
Missing22 
TOTAL3065100.0
71) Were you ever ordained or licensed to the ministry? (CLERGLAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2859.3
2) No277490.7
Missing28 
TOTAL3059100.0
72) Are you currently serving as a (senior) pastor? (PASTOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1866.1
2) No286493.9
Missing37 
TOTAL3050100.0
73) How regularly do you attend any youth or adult meetings (Mennonite Youth Fellowship, prayer meetings, etc.) held on days other than Sunday, that are related to your local congregation? (ATTENDCH)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly110636.1
2) Occasionally70122.9
3) Seldom75824.7
4) Never50016.3
Missing22 
TOTAL3065100.0
74) How frequently have you invited non-Christians to attend your church and/or Sunday School services? (EVANGEL)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly1013.3
2) Occasionally118038.4
3) Seldom128041.7
4) Never51016.6
Missing17 
TOTAL3071100.0
75) All in all, how important is it to you to be a member of a church? (CHMEMBER)
TOTAL%
1) Very important234276.2
2) Fairly important59019.2
3) Little importance1284.2
4) No importance14.5
Missing12 
TOTAL3074100.0
76) How important for you is your current participation in the life and work of the church? (CHPARTIC)
TOTAL%
1) Very important161452.7
2) Fairly important114737.5
3) Little importance2769
4) No importance25.8
Missing25 
TOTAL3062100.0
77) All in all, how well do you feel you fit in with the group of people who make up your church congregation? (CHFIT)
TOTAL%
1) I don't fit in well1093.5
2) Not too well38112.4
3) Fairly well161052.4
4) Very well97331.7
Missing14 
TOTAL3073100.0
78) Have you personally ever tried to lead someone to faith in Christ? (TOCHRIST)
TOTAL%
1) Often32810.7
2) A few times106634.9
3) Once or twice95631.3
4) Never70823.2
Missing29 
TOTAL3058100.0
79) Think for a moment about whom you would list as your five closest friends (outside your family). How many of these five friends are members of your denomination? (DENOMFRN)
TOTAL%
0) None2568.5
1) One2438
2) Two47115.6
3) Three65421.6
4) Four56018.5
5) Five83927.8
Missing64 
TOTAL3023100.0
80) Think for a moment about whom you would list as your five closest friends (outside your family). How many of these five friends are members of your local congregation? (CONGFRND)
TOTAL%
0) None48015.8
1) One46715.4
2) Two67922.4
3) Three62620.6
4) Four35911.8
5) Five42313.9
Missing53 
TOTAL3034100.0
81) Do you believe that the teachings of your denomination more accurately reflect the Word of God than the teachings of any other denomination? (WORDOGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely74724.3
2) For the most part141145.9
3) No63020.5
4) Uncertain2839.2
Missing16 
TOTAL3071100.0
82) We should not allow persons to be members of our churches if they do not believe in the fundamentals of the Christian faith, including such as the following: the Bible as the inerrant Word of God, Jesus as the divine Son of God, Jesus' vicarious atonement for our sins, and his bodily resurrection. (INERRANT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree158751.6
2) Agree90329.4
3) Uncertain31610.3
4) Disagree1916.2
5) Strongly disagree772.5
Missing14 
TOTAL3074100.0
83) In your opinion, which of the following should be eligible to participate in the communion service in your home congregation? (Circle one or more.) - Members of your congregation only (CONGMBR)
TOTAL%
0) No298096.8
1) Yes993.2
Missing8 
TOTAL3079100.0
84) In your opinion, which of the following should be eligible to participate in the communion service in your home congregation? (Circle one or more.) - Members of any Mennonite or Brethren in Christ congregation (DENOMMBR)
TOTAL%
0) No282291.7
1) Yes2578.3
Missing8 
TOTAL3079100.0
85) In your opinion, which of the following should be eligible to participate in the communion service in your home congregation? (Circle one or more.) - All who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord (ACKJESUS)
TOTAL%
0) No98732
1) Yes209368
Missing7 
TOTAL3080100.0
86) In your opinion, which of the following should be eligible to participate in the communion service in your home congregation? (Circle one or more.) - Baptized believers in good standing within their own congregation of any Christian denomination (BAPBLVRS)
TOTAL%
0) No184760
1) Yes123240
Missing8 
TOTAL3079100.0
87) In your opinion, which of the following should be eligible to participate in the communion service in your home congregation? (Circle one or more.) - Baptized believers and their families, including their unbaptized children (UNBAPKID)
TOTAL%
0) No298997.1
1) Yes902.9
Missing8 
TOTAL3079100.0
88) In your opinion, which of the following should be eligible to participate in the communion service in your home congregation? (Circle one or more.) - Any person who wishes to participate (ANYPART)
TOTAL%
0) No285792.9
1) Yes2207.1
Missing10 
TOTAL3077100.0
89) How much, if any conflict do you experience between your Mennonite or Brethren in Christ beliefs and practices and the attitudes and practices of the larger society? (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) Much conflict47015.5
2) Some conflict131843.5
3) Little conflict80926.7
4) No conflict43314.3
Missing57 
TOTAL3030100.0
90) How much satisfaction do you feel at being known as a Mennonite or Brethren in Christ in the eyes of other people? (SATISFAC)
TOTAL%
1) Very much61320
2) A good deal110436
3) Some77725.3
4) A little2839.2
5) None at all2909.5
Missing21 
TOTAL3067100.0
91) Which statement best reflects your present opinion about your future relationship to your denomination? (DENOMFUT)
TOTAL%
1) I will certainly always want to remain a member of my denomination and I could never feel right being a member of another denomination.84327.6
2) Although I prefer my own denomination there are some other denominations that I would not hesitate to join if occasion arose.153350.1
3) I feel I could be just as happy in certain other denominations as my own.53417.5
4) I have sometimes felt I could be happier in another denomination.1113.6
5) I am considering discontinuing membership in my denomination.371.2
Missing29 
TOTAL3058100.0
92) Do you believe that women in Canadian and American societies are being discriminated against and denied certain basic rights? (WMNSRITS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes96931.6
2) No142946.6
3) Uncertain67121.9
Missing17 
TOTAL3069100.0
93) In the future should larger numbers of qualified women be elected or appointed to church boards and committees at denominational, district and congregational levels? (WMNELECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes160852.4
2) No67421.9
3) Undecided78925.7
Missing15 
TOTAL3071100.0
94) Should the policy on ordinations in your denomination allow for the ordination of women to the Christian ministry? (WMNORDAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes135744.2
2) No104334
3) Undecided67021.8
Missing17 
TOTAL3070100.0
95) In your opinion, how desirable is it that the pastor in your congregation have seminary training (at least some)? (SEMTRAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very desirable133343.4
2) Desirable100232.6
3) Somewhat desirable60819.8
4) Undesirable1113.6
5) Very undesirable20.7
Missing12 
TOTAL3074100.0
96) What proportion of your annual net taxable income do you estimate that you give to church and charitable causes? (Please estimate as accurately as possible.) (GIVMONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Less than one percent1645.4
2) At least one but less than three percent2638.6
3) At least three but less than five percent32410.7
4) At least five but less than ten percent86028.3
5) Ten percent or more143047
Missing46 
TOTAL3041100.0
97) How frequently do you attend Sunday School? (SSATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Every Sunday that it is possible178057.9
2) Most Sundays40013
3) About half the time1193.9
4) Only occasionally2578.4
5) Seldom or never51716.8
Missing14 
TOTAL3073100.0
98) How frequently do you spend at least sometime in reviewing the lesson in advance of Sunday School class? (SSLESSON)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly64521.3
2) Most of the time55618.4
3) Occasionally56718.7
4) Seldom56818.8
5) Never68922.8
Missing62 
TOTAL3025100.0
99) How much spiritual inspiration and strengthening do you think you get from a typical Sunday morning worship service at your church? (SSINSPIR)
TOTAL%
1) Very much71223.2
2) Quite a lot137844.9
3) Some79826
4) Very little1514.9
5) None at all311
Missing16 
TOTAL3070100.0
100) Recently our denominations have been focusing on church planting. Check one of the following to indicate the extent of your interest in being involved: (CHPLANTS)
TOTAL%
1) Would be willing to move to another community to help plant a new church.37112.2
2) Would be willing to help start a new church provided I can do so without needing to move to another community.81426.8
3) I favor church planting, but could not be involved beyond contributing money for such a purpose.161153
4) I doubt the wisdom of a special effort to plant new churches.2417.9
Missing50 
TOTAL3037100.0
101) In your opinion, if a person has a homosexual orientation but does not practice homosexual acts, which of the following can be permitted? (Circle one or more.) (HOMOSXLA)
TOTAL%
1) He/She may be a member of my congregation.146848.4
2) He/She could serve as a leader in the congregation.2267.5
3) He/She could be ordained to the ministry if otherwise qualified.36412
4) None of the above should be permitted.97232.1
Missing56 
TOTAL3030100.0
102) If a person has a homosexual orientation and does engage in homosexual acts, which would you allow? (Circle one or more.) (HOMOSXLB)
TOTAL%
1) May be a member of my congregation56718.5
2) May serve as a leader in my congregation331.1
3) Could be ordained to the ministry if otherwise qualified581.9
4) None of the above should be permitted240078.5
Missing29 
TOTAL3058100.0
103) Most of the members of my church (KNOWMBRS)
TOTAL%
1) Know most of the other members intimately.53618.1
2) Know about half of the members intimately.88129.7
3) Know about a fourth of the other members intimately.103835
4) Know few other members intimately.51317.3
Missing120 
TOTAL2968100.0
104) In my church (MBRSDECI)
TOTAL%
1) Most members make independent decisions about how they live their lives.247384.7
2) There is considerable mutual consultation about how members live their lives.44615.3
Missing168 
TOTAL2919100.0
105) In my church Jesus is seen more as (JESUSIS)
TOTAL%
1) The personal Saviour who died for our sins.220774.8
2) The suffering servant who calls us to follow his example.74225.2
Missing138 
TOTAL2949100.0
106) In my church members who withhold payment of the part of their income taxes that goes for military purposes (MILTARY$)
TOTAL%
1) Would be supported in that decision.89435.7
2) Would get little or no support.161164.3
Missing582 
TOTAL2505100.0
107) In my church (CHCAREER)
TOTAL%
1) Having a successful career and earning as much money as possible have priority for most members.58420.7
2) Most members are committed to putting Kingdom-of-God values ahead of career and earning money.48317.1
3) Most members want both to earn all they can from their career and to give all they can to the work of God's kingdom.175562.2
Missing264 
TOTAL2822100.0
108) In my church (RAISHAND)
TOTAL%
1) It is commonplace for the worshippers to raise their hands to God while praying or singing.43414.3
2) Raising of hands while praying or singing is not commonplace.259685.7
Missing57 
TOTAL3030100.0
109) In my church a member who is clearly guilty of an attitude or act that is sinful by the church's standards (STANDARD)
TOTAL%
1) Is normally confronted and counseled to repent.159957.9
2) Is normally not confronted and counseled to repent.116542.1
Missing323 
TOTAL2764100.0
110) In my church (DECICONG)
TOTAL%
1) Most members have a part in making the important congregational decisions.250682.3
2) Most members do not have much part in the church's decision-making process.54017.7
Missing41 
TOTAL3046100.0
111) When people in my church have economic need (ECONNEED)
TOTAL%
1) Most members give little or nothing to help.1816.1
2) Most members give something to help.151950.8
3) Most members give generously to help.117539.3
4) Most members give sacrificially to help, believing that their own money and wealth should be available for the needs of all.1133.8
Missing99 
TOTAL2988100.0
112) The members of my church feel it is more important (FAITHIMP)
TOTAL%
1) To work for a more just and equitable world.77927.1
2) To help individuals find a personal saving faith.210072.9
Missing208 
TOTAL2879100.0
113) In my church the application of the principle of peace and nonresistance would be interpreted more as (PEACPRIN)
TOTAL%
1) Conscientious objection to participation in military service and war.236781.1
2) Nonviolent acts of protest against militarism and preparation for war.55118.9
Missing169 
TOTAL2918100.0
114) Most members in my church (TENSION)
TOTAL%
1) Feel little tension between the church and the secular world.68622.9
2) Feel some tension between the church and the secular world.187862.7
3) Feel a lot of tension between the church and secular world.43214.4
Missing91 
TOTAL2996100.0
115) My experience of worship is better facilitated by the service being (WSHPSTYL)
TOTAL%
1) More structured (call to worship, confessions, litanies).53617.6
2) More spontaneous (sharing, informal, singing).91130
3) Or both159452.4
Missing45 
TOTAL3041100.0
116) Which one of the following statements comes closest to expressing what you believe about God? Please circle only one answer number. (BLFGOD)
TOTAL%
1) I know beyond any doubt that God really exists.270687.8
2) While I have some doubts, I do believe in God.34211.1
3) I don't believe in a personal God, but I do believe in a higher power of some kind.29.9
4) I don't know whether there is a God and I don't believe there is any way to find out.6.2
Missing4 
TOTAL3083100.0
117) Which one of the following statements comes closest to expressing what you believe about Jesus Christ? (BLFJESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Jesus was not only human but also divine and I have no doubts about it.270987.9
2) While I have some doubts, basically I believe that Jesus was both human and divine.33010.7
3) I feel that Jesus was a great man and very holy, but I don't believe he was divine any more than any of us are divine.27.9
4) I think Jesus was only a man, although an extraordinary one.12.4
5) I'm not sure there was such a person as Jesus.4.1
Missing6 
TOTAL3082100.0
118) Which one of the following statements comes closest to expressing what you believe about the Bible? (BLFBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) I believe the Bible is the divinely inspired and inerrant Word of God, the only trustworthy guide for faith and life.240178
2) I believe the Bible is the authoritative Word of God and a reliable guide, but is not inerrant.48915.9
3) I believe that the Bible is a record of God's revelation and thus contains God's Word, but I cannot say that the Bible as such is the Word of God.1334.3
4) I think the Bible was written by human authors, some of whom were divinely inspired, and should be read and interpreted like any other great book.541.8
5) The Bible does not have relevance for the twentieth century.10
Missing9 
TOTAL3078100.0
119) The authority of the Bible is best described with which one of the following words? (BIBAUTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Inerrant35711.7
2) Infallible36011.8
3) Trustworthy76625.1
4) All of these153150.2
5) None of these361.2
Missing37 
TOTAL3050100.0
120) The Bible tells of many miracles, some credited to Jesus and some to prophets and apostles. Generally speaking, which of the following statements comes closest to what you believe about Biblical miracles? (BIBMIRAC)
TOTAL%
1) I believe the miracles were supernatural acts of God which actually happened just as the Bible says they did.279290.9
2) I believe the miracles happened, but most of them can be explained by natural causes.2046.6
3) I am not sure whether these miracles really happened or not.682.2
4) I believe miracles are stories about events that never really happened.6.2
Missing17 
TOTAL3070100.0
121) Which one of the following statements comes closest to what you believe about the resurrection of Jesus? (RESJESUS)
TOTAL%
1) I believe Jesus' physical resurrection was an objective historical fact just as his birth was a historical fact.281591.8
2) I believe Christ was identified and recognized by his disciples after his death but this does not necessitate a bodily resurrection.1113.6
3) I understand the resurrection of Jesus only as symbolical of God's sovereignty over both life and death.1324.3
4) I find it difficult to see much meaning in the doctrine of the resurrection of Christ.8.3
Missing21 
TOTAL3066100.0
122) Following are some statements of beliefs that people, even Christians, have not always agreed upon. How do you respond to the statements? Select the answer that most closely represents your belief. - Jesus was born of a virgin. (BORNVRGN)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely275689.4
2) Probably1805.8
3) Possibly1013.3
4) Probably not361.2
5) Definitely not10.3
Missing5 
TOTAL3083100.0
123) Following are some statements of beliefs that people, even Christians, have not always agreed upon. How do you respond to the statements? Select the answer that most closely represents your belief. - Jesus will actually return to Earth some day. (RTRNJESU)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely276289.7
2) Probably1575.1
3) Possibly1153.7
4) Probably not371.2
5) Definitely not9.3
Missing7 
TOTAL3080100.0
124) Following are some statements of beliefs that people, even Christians, have not always agreed upon. How do you respond to the statements? Select the answer that most closely represents your belief. - God created the earth and all living things in six 24-hour days. (HOURDAY)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely142146.4
2) Probably40513.2
3) Possibly59319.4
4) Probably not46215.1
5) Definitely not1825.9
Missing24 
TOTAL3063100.0
125) Following are some statements of beliefs that people, even Christians, have not always agreed upon. How do you respond to the statements? Select the answer that most closely represents your belief. - Satan, as a personal devil, is active in the world today. (SATNACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely277390.1
2) Probably1575.1
3) Possibly1003.2
4) Probably not29.9
5) Definitely not20.6
Missing8 
TOTAL3079100.0
126) Following are some statements of beliefs that people, even Christians, have not always agreed upon. How do you respond to the statements? Select the answer that most closely represents your belief. - There is a life beyond death. (LIFDEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely285392.6
2) Probably1585.1
3) Possibly481.6
4) Probably not15.5
5) Definitely not7.2
Missing5 
TOTAL3081100.0
127) Following are some statements of beliefs that people, even Christians, have not always agreed upon. How do you respond to the statements? Select the answer that most closely represents your belief. - All persons who have reached the age of accountability and who die not having accepted Christ as saviour will spend eternity in a place of punishment and misery. (GOTOHELL)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely191062.5
2) Probably46715.3
3) Possibly43014.1
4) Probably not1444.7
5) Definitely not1053.4
Missing30 
TOTAL3056100.0
128) Church members have often disagreed on the morality or immorality (rightness or wrongness) of certain kinds of activities or behaviors. For every item listed, circle the number of the appropriate response column, thus indicating whether you consider the behavior to be "always wrong" (i.e. under all conditions), "sometimes wrong" (i.e. under some conditions, whether few or many), or "never wrong." If quite uncertain circle the 4. - Marriage between Christians of different races if otherwise compatible (RACEMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong1856
2) Sometimes wrong103333.8
3) Never wrong128442
4) Uncertain55818.2
Missing26 
TOTAL3060100.0
129) Church members have often disagreed on the morality or immorality (rightness or wrongness) of certain kinds of activities or behaviors. For every item listed, circle the number of the appropriate response column, thus indicating whether you consider the behavior to be "always wrong" (i.e. under all conditions), "sometimes wrong" (i.e. under some conditions, whether few or many), or "never wrong." If quite uncertain circle the 4. - Divorce (for cause of adultery) (ADLTDVRC)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong60219.7
2) Sometimes wrong150449.2
3) Never wrong59919.6
4) Uncertain34911.4
Missing32 
TOTAL3054100.0
130) Church members have often disagreed on the morality or immorality (rightness or wrongness) of certain kinds of activities or behaviors. For every item listed, circle the number of the appropriate response column, thus indicating whether you consider the behavior to be "always wrong" (i.e. under all conditions), "sometimes wrong" (i.e. under some conditions, whether few or many), or "never wrong." If quite uncertain circle the 4. - Divorce (for other causes) (OTHRDVRC)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong105034.7
2) Sometimes wrong160953.1
3) Never wrong511.7
4) Uncertain31810.5
Missing59 
TOTAL3028100.0
131) Church members have often disagreed on the morality or immorality (rightness or wrongness) of certain kinds of activities or behaviors. For every item listed, circle the number of the appropriate response column, thus indicating whether you consider the behavior to be "always wrong" (i.e. under all conditions), "sometimes wrong" (i.e. under some conditions, whether few or many), or "never wrong." If quite uncertain circle the 4. - Remarriage while the first spouse is still living (REMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong95831.5
2) Sometimes wrong135244.4
3) Never wrong2578.4
4) Uncertain47615.6
Missing43 
TOTAL3043100.0
132) Church members have often disagreed on the morality or immorality (rightness or wrongness) of certain kinds of activities or behaviors. For every item listed, circle the number of the appropriate response column, thus indicating whether you consider the behavior to be "always wrong" (i.e. under all conditions), "sometimes wrong" (i.e. under some conditions, whether few or many), or "never wrong." If quite uncertain circle the 4. - Drinking alcoholic beverages (moderately) (DRINKING)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong130242.5
2) Sometimes wrong133443.5
3) Never wrong2829.2
4) Uncertain1484.8
Missing21 
TOTAL3066100.0
133) Church members have often disagreed on the morality or immorality (rightness or wrongness) of certain kinds of activities or behaviors. For every item listed, circle the number of the appropriate response column, thus indicating whether you consider the behavior to be "always wrong" (i.e. under all conditions), "sometimes wrong" (i.e. under some conditions, whether few or many), or "never wrong." If quite uncertain circle the 4. - Smoking tobacco (SMOKING)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong211969.1
2) Sometimes wrong70923.1
3) Never wrong1003.3
4) Uncertain1384.5
Missing20 
TOTAL3066100.0
134) Church members have often disagreed on the morality or immorality (rightness or wrongness) of certain kinds of activities or behaviors. For every item listed, circle the number of the appropriate response column, thus indicating whether you consider the behavior to be "always wrong" (i.e. under all conditions), "sometimes wrong" (i.e. under some conditions, whether few or many), or "never wrong." If quite uncertain circle the 4. - Smoking marijuana (MARIJUAN)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong281092.3
2) Sometimes wrong1785.8
3) Never wrong11.4
4) Uncertain441.4
Missing43 
TOTAL3043100.0
135) Church members have often disagreed on the morality or immorality (rightness or wrongness) of certain kinds of activities or behaviors. For every item listed, circle the number of the appropriate response column, thus indicating whether you consider the behavior to be "always wrong" (i.e. under all conditions), "sometimes wrong" (i.e. under some conditions, whether few or many), or "never wrong." If quite uncertain circle the 4. - Attending movies rated for adults only (ADMOVIES)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong144847.5
2) Sometimes wrong136844.9
3) Never wrong933.1
4) Uncertain1384.5
Missing39 
TOTAL3047100.0
136) Church members have often disagreed on the morality or immorality (rightness or wrongness) of certain kinds of activities or behaviors. For every item listed, circle the number of the appropriate response column, thus indicating whether you consider the behavior to be "always wrong" (i.e. under all conditions), "sometimes wrong" (i.e. under some conditions, whether few or many), or "never wrong." If quite uncertain circle the 4. - Income tax evasion (not reporting all incomes as required) (TAXEVASN)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong274889.5
2) Sometimes wrong2478
3) Never wrong12.4
4) Uncertain622
Missing18 
TOTAL3069100.0
137) Church members have often disagreed on the morality or immorality (rightness or wrongness) of certain kinds of activities or behaviors. For every item listed, circle the number of the appropriate response column, thus indicating whether you consider the behavior to be "always wrong" (i.e. under all conditions), "sometimes wrong" (i.e. under some conditions, whether few or many), or "never wrong." If quite uncertain circle the 4. - Premarital sexual intercourse (PREMARSX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong259984.8
2) Sometimes wrong36912
3) Never wrong11.4
4) Uncertain872.8
Missing20 
TOTAL3066100.0
138) Church members have often disagreed on the morality or immorality (rightness or wrongness) of certain kinds of activities or behaviors. For every item listed, circle the number of the appropriate response column, thus indicating whether you consider the behavior to be "always wrong" (i.e. under all conditions), "sometimes wrong" (i.e. under some conditions, whether few or many), or "never wrong." If quite uncertain circle the 4. - Extra-marital sexual intercourse (EXMARSX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong296196.8
2) Sometimes wrong531.7
3) Never wrong10.3
4) Uncertain361.2
Missing27 
TOTAL3060100.0
139) Church members have often disagreed on the morality or immorality (rightness or wrongness) of certain kinds of activities or behaviors. For every item listed, circle the number of the appropriate response column, thus indicating whether you consider the behavior to be "always wrong" (i.e. under all conditions), "sometimes wrong" (i.e. under some conditions, whether few or many), or "never wrong." If quite uncertain circle the 4. - Living together intimately prior to marriage (COHABIT)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong258284.5
2) Sometimes wrong38912.7
3) Never wrong22.7
4) Uncertain632.1
Missing32 
TOTAL3056100.0
140) Church members have often disagreed on the morality or immorality (rightness or wrongness) of certain kinds of activities or behaviors. For every item listed, circle the number of the appropriate response column, thus indicating whether you consider the behavior to be "always wrong" (i.e. under all conditions), "sometimes wrong" (i.e. under some conditions, whether few or many), or "never wrong." If quite uncertain circle the 4. - Owning stock in companies producing war goods (WARSTOCK)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong135344.4
2) Sometimes wrong99432.6
3) Never wrong1193.9
4) Uncertain58219.1
Missing40 
TOTAL3048100.0
141) Church members have often disagreed on the morality or immorality (rightness or wrongness) of certain kinds of activities or behaviors. For every item listed, circle the number of the appropriate response column, thus indicating whether you consider the behavior to be "always wrong" (i.e. under all conditions), "sometimes wrong" (i.e. under some conditions, whether few or many), or "never wrong." If quite uncertain circle the 4. - Homosexual acts (HOMSXACT)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong281992.2
2) Sometimes wrong1525
3) Never wrong12.4
4) Uncertain732.4
Missing31 
TOTAL3056100.0
142) Church members have often disagreed on the morality or immorality (rightness or wrongness) of certain kinds of activities or behaviors. For every item listed, circle the number of the appropriate response column, thus indicating whether you consider the behavior to be "always wrong" (i.e. under all conditions), "sometimes wrong" (i.e. under some conditions, whether few or many), or "never wrong." If quite uncertain circle the 4. - Masturbation (MASTRBTN)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong101933.7
2) Sometimes wrong125041.3
3) Never wrong2407.9
4) Uncertain51717.1
Missing61 
TOTAL3026100.0
143) Church members have often disagreed on the morality or immorality (rightness or wrongness) of certain kinds of activities or behaviors. For every item listed, circle the number of the appropriate response column, thus indicating whether you consider the behavior to be "always wrong" (i.e. under all conditions), "sometimes wrong" (i.e. under some conditions, whether few or many), or "never wrong." If quite uncertain circle the 4. - Buying state (government) lottery tickets (LOTTERY)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong137044.8
2) Sometimes wrong94831
3) Never wrong2237.3
4) Uncertain51616.9
Missing29 
TOTAL3057100.0
144) Church members have often disagreed on the morality or immorality (rightness or wrongness) of certain kinds of activities or behaviors. For every item listed, circle the number of the appropriate response column, thus indicating whether you consider the behavior to be "always wrong" (i.e. under all conditions), "sometimes wrong" (i.e. under some conditions, whether few or many), or "never wrong." If quite uncertain circle the 4. - Gambling (betting, gambling machines, etc.) (GAMBLING)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong187861.3
2) Sometimes wrong89329.2
3) Never wrong692.3
4) Uncertain2237.3
Missing24 
TOTAL3063100.0
145) Church members have often disagreed on the morality or immorality (rightness or wrongness) of certain kinds of activities or behaviors. For every item listed, circle the number of the appropriate response column, thus indicating whether you consider the behavior to be "always wrong" (i.e. under all conditions), "sometimes wrong" (i.e. under some conditions, whether few or many), or "never wrong." If quite uncertain circle the 4. - Social dancing (DANCING)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong65421.4
2) Sometimes wrong157451.4
3) Never wrong52617.2
4) Uncertain30710
Missing26 
TOTAL3061100.0
146) Church members have often disagreed on the morality or immorality (rightness or wrongness) of certain kinds of activities or behaviors. For every item listed, circle the number of the appropriate response column, thus indicating whether you consider the behavior to be "always wrong" (i.e. under all conditions), "sometimes wrong" (i.e. under some conditions, whether few or many), or "never wrong." If quite uncertain circle the 4. - Profanity (swearing) (SWEARING)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong261385
2) Sometimes wrong41213.4
3) Never wrong16.5
4) Uncertain331.1
Missing13 
TOTAL3074100.0
147) Following are some people, places and things in the Old and New Testaments. We don't assume that you will know them all, but try to identify each by selecting one answer for each. Please do not consult a Bible! - Gethsemane (GTHSMANE)
TOTAL%
1) Place where Christ was crucified63221.1
2) Place where Christ was tempted by the devil2428.1
3) Place where Christ was betrayed by Judas200566.9
4) Place where Christ ascended into heaven1163.9
Missing92 
TOTAL2995100.0
148) Following are some people, places and things in the Old and New Testaments. We don't assume that you will know them all, but try to identify each by selecting one answer for each. Please do not consult a Bible! - The Exile (EXILE)
TOTAL%
1) A song written by Solomon461.6
2) The Babylonian Captivity132744.9
3) Journey of the Israelites from Egypt141347.8
4) The departure of the prodigal son to a far country1695.7
Missing131 
TOTAL2955100.0
149) Following are some people, places and things in the Old and New Testaments. We don't assume that you will know them all, but try to identify each by selecting one answer for each. Please do not consult a Bible! - Bartholomew (BARTHLMW)
TOTAL%
1) One of the Old Testament judges1464.9
2) One of the twelve disciples169056.7
3) A follower of Jesus, but not one of the twelve disciples87629.4
4) A character in the book of Acts of the Apostles2689
Missing107 
TOTAL2980100.0
150) Following are some people, places and things in the Old and New Testaments. We don't assume that you will know them all, but try to identify each by selecting one answer for each. Please do not consult a Bible! - Zaccheus (ZACCHEUS)
TOTAL%
1) One of the Old Testament prophets1545.1
2) One of the Old Testament kings702.3
3) One of the twelve disciples401.3
4) A follower of Jesus, but not one of the twelve disciples275991.3
Missing64 
TOTAL3023100.0
151) Following are some people, places and things in the Old and New Testaments. We don't assume that you will know them all, but try to identify each by selecting one answer for each. Please do not consult a Bible! - Ruler under whom Jesus lived (RULER)
TOTAL%
1) Pharaoh Potiphar1545.1
2) King Cyrus521.7
3) King Herod232477.2
4) Julius Caesar48015.9
Missing77 
TOTAL3010100.0
152) Following are some people, places and things in the Old and New Testaments. We don't assume that you will know them all, but try to identify each by selecting one answer for each. Please do not consult a Bible! - The Samaritans (SAMARITN)
TOTAL%
1) Teachers of the Jews35211.8
2) Rivals of the Jews237880
3) Zealots among the Jews1856.2
4) Jewish priests582
Missing113 
TOTAL2973100.0
153) Following are some people, places and things in the Old and New Testaments. We don't assume that you will know them all, but try to identify each by selecting one answer for each. Please do not consult a Bible! - Pentecost (PENTECST)
TOTAL%
1) A Jewish festival commemorating the pass-over59619.8
2) A Christian festival commemorating the descent of the Holy S238979.5
3) The garden where Jesus went alone to pray13.4
4) A city in Egypt7.2
Missing82 
TOTAL3005100.0
154) Following are some people, places and things in the Old and New Testaments. We don't assume that you will know them all, but try to identify each by selecting one answer for each. Please do not consult a Bible! - The Macedonian Call (THECALL)
TOTAL%
1) Moses' burning bush experience1144
2) Isaiah's vision in the temple1746.1
3) Peter's ordination as chief apostle2127.4
4) Paul's first mission to Europe237482.6
Missing213 
TOTAL2874100.0
155) Knowing what type of organizations our church members belong to would be of value. Following are a number of types of organizations, with illustrations for each. In the blank before each number, write the number (0, 1, 2, 3, etc.) of organizations of that type that you presently belong to, or which you may serve as sponsor, advisor, counselor, etc. Do not include those with which you were formerly associated, but are not now. Place a zero in each blank of a type of organization with which you are not presently associated. - School service clubs, such as PTA, Y-Teens, Hi-Y, alumni associations, etc. (SCHLORG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30870.220.58
156) Knowing what type of organizations our church members belong to would be of value. Following are a number of types of organizations, with illustrations for each. In the blank before each number, write the number (0, 1, 2, 3, etc.) of organizations of that type that you presently belong to, or which you may serve as sponsor, advisor, counselor, etc. Do not include those with which you were formerly associated, but are not now. Place a zero in each blank of a type of organization with which you are not presently associated. - Youth groups, such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, Church youth organizations, etc. (YOUTHORG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30870.210.54
157) Knowing what type of organizations our church members belong to would be of value. Following are a number of types of organizations, with illustrations for each. In the blank before each number, write the number (0, 1, 2, 3, etc.) of organizations of that type that you presently belong to, or which you may serve as sponsor, advisor, counselor, etc. Do not include those with which you were formerly associated, but are not now. Place a zero in each blank of a type of organization with which you are not presently associated. - Hobby or garden clubs, such as flower clubs, pet clubs, stamp or coin clubs (HOBBYORG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30870.080.34
158) Knowing what type of organizations our church members belong to would be of value. Following are a number of types of organizations, with illustrations for each. In the blank before each number, write the number (0, 1, 2, 3, etc.) of organizations of that type that you presently belong to, or which you may serve as sponsor, advisor, counselor, etc. Do not include those with which you were formerly associated, but are not now. Place a zero in each blank of a type of organization with which you are not presently associated. - Farm organizations, such as Farmer's Union, Farm Bureau, Federation of Agriculture, etc. (FARMORG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30870.130.47
159) Knowing what type of organizations our church members belong to would be of value. Following are a number of types of organizations, with illustrations for each. In the blank before each number, write the number (0, 1, 2, 3, etc.) of organizations of that type that you presently belong to, or which you may serve as sponsor, advisor, counselor, etc. Do not include those with which you were formerly associated, but are not now. Place a zero in each blank of a type of organization with which you are not presently associated. - Business corporation. Officer or member of a Board of Directors of a corporation (but not an employee) (BSNSORG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30870.110.42
160) Knowing what type of organizations our church members belong to would be of value. Following are a number of types of organizations, with illustrations for each. In the blank before each number, write the number (0, 1, 2, 3, etc.) of organizations of that type that you presently belong to, or which you may serve as sponsor, advisor, counselor, etc. Do not include those with which you were formerly associated, but are not now. Place a zero in each blank of a type of organization with which you are not presently associated. - Veterans groups, such as American Legion, Amvets, VFW, Canadian Legion (VETORG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30870.020.18
161) Knowing what type of organizations our church members belong to would be of value. Following are a number of types of organizations, with illustrations for each. In the blank before each number, write the number (0, 1, 2, 3, etc.) of organizations of that type that you presently belong to, or which you may serve as sponsor, advisor, counselor, etc. Do not include those with which you were formerly associated, but are not now. Place a zero in each blank of a type of organization with which you are not presently associated. - Service clubs, such as Lions, Rotary, Jaycees, Kiwanis, etc. (SERVORG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30870.060.28
162) Knowing what type of organizations our church members belong to would be of value. Following are a number of types of organizations, with illustrations for each. In the blank before each number, write the number (0, 1, 2, 3, etc.) of organizations of that type that you presently belong to, or which you may serve as sponsor, advisor, counselor, etc. Do not include those with which you were formerly associated, but are not now. Place a zero in each blank of a type of organization with which you are not presently associated. - Fraternal groups, such as Elks, Mason, Eastern Star and women's auxiliaries to groups like these; Demolay, Job's Daughters, etc. (FRATORG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30870.030.20
163) Knowing what type of organizations our church members belong to would be of value. Following are a number of types of organizations, with illustrations for each. In the blank before each number, write the number (0, 1, 2, 3, etc.) of organizations of that type that you presently belong to, or which you may serve as sponsor, advisor, counselor, etc. Do not include those with which you were formerly associated, but are not now. Place a zero in each blank of a type of organization with which you are not presently associated. - Labor unions, such as Carpenters and Joiners, Teamsters, UAW, Christian Labor Association of Canada, etc. (LABORORG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30870.070.28
164) Knowing what type of organizations our church members belong to would be of value. Following are a number of types of organizations, with illustrations for each. In the blank before each number, write the number (0, 1, 2, 3, etc.) of organizations of that type that you presently belong to, or which you may serve as sponsor, advisor, counselor, etc. Do not include those with which you were formerly associated, but are not now. Place a zero in each blank of a type of organization with which you are not presently associated. - Literary, art, discussion, or study clubs, such as book review clubs (LITORG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30870.070.33
165) Knowing what type of organizations our church members belong to would be of value. Following are a number of types of organizations, with illustrations for each. In the blank before each number, write the number (0, 1, 2, 3, etc.) of organizations of that type that you presently belong to, or which you may serve as sponsor, advisor, counselor, etc. Do not include those with which you were formerly associated, but are not now. Place a zero in each blank of a type of organization with which you are not presently associated. - Professional or academic societies, such as American or Canadian Medical Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Teacher's Associations, etc. (PROFORG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30870.300.81
166) Knowing what type of organizations our church members belong to would be of value. Following are a number of types of organizations, with illustrations for each. In the blank before each number, write the number (0, 1, 2, 3, etc.) of organizations of that type that you presently belong to, or which you may serve as sponsor, advisor, counselor, etc. Do not include those with which you were formerly associated, but are not now. Place a zero in each blank of a type of organization with which you are not presently associated. - Major political groups, such as Canadian Political Parties, Democrat or Republican clubs, political action groups such as voter's leagues, NAACP, Civil Liberties Associations, etc. (POLITORG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30870.120.40
167) Knowing what type of organizations our church members belong to would be of value. Following are a number of types of organizations, with illustrations for each. In the blank before each number, write the number (0, 1, 2, 3, etc.) of organizations of that type that you presently belong to, or which you may serve as sponsor, advisor, counselor, etc. Do not include those with which you were formerly associated, but are not now. Place a zero in each blank of a type of organization with which you are not presently associated. - Sports clubs, such as bowling teams, little leagues, and sports sponsoring groups such as Downtown Quarterbacks, etc. (SPORTORG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30870.220.61
168) Knowing what type of organizations our church members belong to would be of value. Following are a number of types of organizations, with illustrations for each. In the blank before each number, write the number (0, 1, 2, 3, etc.) of organizations of that type that you presently belong to, or which you may serve as sponsor, advisor, counselor, etc. Do not include those with which you were formerly associated, but are not now. Place a zero in each blank of a type of organization with which you are not presently associated. - Physical fitness and exercise clubs such as Weight Watchers, Fitness USA, etc. (PHYSORG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30870.150.45
169) Knowing what type of organizations our church members belong to would be of value. Following are a number of types of organizations, with illustrations for each. In the blank before each number, write the number (0, 1, 2, 3, etc.) of organizations of that type that you presently belong to, or which you may serve as sponsor, advisor, counselor, etc. Do not include those with which you were formerly associated, but are not now. Place a zero in each blank of a type of organization with which you are not presently associated. - School fraternities or sororities, such as Sigma Chi, Delta Gamma, etc. (SCFRTORG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30870.020.20
170) The following items have to do with family characteristics and with Christian concerns for marriage and family life. Select the answer that is correct for you. When your opinion is asked for, remember to give your own opinion, not what some other person might expect you to think or believe. - How many people presently live together in your household, including those temporarily absent from home (in college, service, etc.)? (SIZEHSHD)
TOTAL%
1) One2247.3
2) Two103734
3) Three52817.3
4) Four65421.4
5) Five41613.6
6) Six1555.1
7) Seven23.8
8) Eight12.4
9) Nine4.1
12) Twelve or more10
Missing31 
TOTAL3054100.0
171) Which best describes the composition of your household? (HSHDCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Married couple (first marriage), no others currently in household91529.8
2) Married couple (first marriage), one or more children or others currently in household159452
3) Stepfamily due to divorce and remarriage531.7
4) Stepfamily due to death of spouse and remarriage431.4
5) Single parent family, father custody of children6.2
6) Single parent family, mother custody of children29.9
7) Single parent, never married3.1
8) Single person living alone (including widowed, divorced)2076.7
9) Single persons living in co-ed household11.4
10) Single person, living with one or more single persons of the same sex692.2
11) Single person, living with another single person of the opposite sex19.6
12) Two or more families sharing one household18.6
13) Other: (please explain)1003.3
Missing22 
TOTAL3067100.0
172) Which best describes the employment situation in your household? (HSHDEMPL)
TOTAL%
1) Single person (childless) employed1545
2) Single mother employed401.3
3) Single father employed28.9
4) Husband and wife both employed full-time64721.2
5) Husband employed full-time, wife part-time76925.2
6) Wife employed full-time, husband part-time501.6
7) Both husband and wife employed part-time551.8
8) Husband employed and wife full-time homemaker65421.4
9) Wife employed and husband full-time homemaker18.6
10) One or both spouses retired52417.2
11) Other (please explain)1163.8
Missing31 
TOTAL3055100.0
173) Your household currently includes: - No children living in household (NOKIDS)
TOTAL%
0) No175557.3
1) Yes130942.7
Missing23 
TOTAL3064100.0
174) Your household currently includes: - One or more preschool children (below grade 1) (PREKIDS)
TOTAL%
0) No253582.8
1) Yes52817.2
Missing24 
TOTAL3063100.0
175) Your household currently includes: - One or more children in grades 1-6 (ELEMKIDS)
TOTAL%
0) No247780.9
1) Yes58519.1
Missing24 
TOTAL3062100.0
176) Your household currently includes: - One or more children in grades 7-12 (to 13 for Canada) (HIGHKIDS)
TOTAL%
0) No241678.9
1) Yes64621.1
Missing26 
TOTAL3062100.0
177) Your household currently includes: - One or more children beyond high school (COLLKIDS)
TOTAL%
0) No241278.7
1) Yes65121.3
Missing24 
TOTAL3063100.0
178) In the family in which you grew up, what was your position? (RANKORDR)
TOTAL%
1) Only child772.5
2) Oldest child84927.7
3) Youngest child65821.4
4) Between the oldest and youngest148648.4
Missing16 
TOTAL3070100.0
179) How many children have you had (including adoptions and those no longer living)? (NOCHILDN)
TOTAL%
0) None61720.1
1) One2247.3
2) Two73824.1
3) Three67622
4) Four44314.4
5) Five1996.5
6) Six973.2
7) Seven28.9
8) Eight25.8
9) Nine11.4
10) Ten2.1
11) Eleven3.1
12) Twelve or more5.2
Missing18 
TOTAL3068100.0
180) How many members of your immediate family (parents, brothers, sisters, children) are members of a church not of your denomination? (NOTDENOM)
TOTAL%
0) None114537.4
1) One50816.6
2) Two39212.8
3) Three2668.7
4) Four1735.7
5) Five or more57518.8
Missing28 
TOTAL3059100.0
181) In your childhood and youth, were your parents members of the church denomination to which you now belong? (PARDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, both parents205366.7
2) Father only25.8
3) Mother only742.4
4) Neither were members of my denomination92530.1
Missing10 
TOTAL3077100.0
182) Circle the code number for the figures that come closest to the combined l988 net income(before income taxes) of all members of your household living at home: (NETINCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Below $5,000451.5
2) 5,000-9,9991193.9
3) 10,000-14,9991996.6
4) 15,000-19,9992648.7
5) 20,000-24,99935911.9
6) 25,000-29,99936812.2
7) 30,000-39,99953017.5
8) 40,000-49,99940013.2
9) 50,000-74,99936512.1
10) 75,000-99,999993.3
11) 100,000 and over792.6
12) I have no information.1996.6
Missing62 
TOTAL3026100.0
183) How frequently do you say grace (offer prayer) at meals in your home? (SAYGRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Before and after every meal732.4
2) Before every meal209968.2
3) At most, but not all meals62020.2
4) Occasionally, at least once a week963.1
5) Seldom, or only on special occasions1555
6) Never, or hardly ever331.1
Missing11 
TOTAL3076100.0
184) Do the members of your household have a family or group worship, other than grace at meals? (GRPWRSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes102433.8
2) No200566.2
Missing59 
TOTAL3029100.0
185) Which statement best expresses your view of marriage? (MARRVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) A lifelong commitment never to be broken except by death218771.5
2) A lifetime commitment, but may be broken only if every attempt to reconcile disharmony has failed84427.6
3) A commitment to remain married as long as the partner is compatible20.7
4) A commitment to remain married until one partner wishes to break the marriage8.3
Missing28 
TOTAL3059100.0
186) Under what conditions would you approve admitting to membership in your church a person who is divorced and remarried (with first spouse still living)? (circle one). (DVRCMBR)
TOTAL%
1) Under no conditions should they be admitted to membership.1404.6
2) Only if the divorce was due to unfaithfulness (adultery) by the other spouse.34411.4
3) If the person has confessed their wrong and made all possible restitution.130643.1
4) If the person promises to be faithful to the church's doctrine and teachings from this point on, even though not making confession.1986.5
5) The person should be admitted on the basis of their professed belief in Christ without reference to the divorce and remarriage.69723
6) Uncertain34311.3
Missing58 
TOTAL3028100.0
187) Under what conditions would you approve of sexual intercourse between unmarried persons? (circle one) (SXNTRCRS)
TOTAL%
1) Is never justifiable248182.3
2) Is justifiable for engaged couples only1063.5
3) Is justifiable when there is mutual love1715.7
4) Is justifiable whenever the persons desire it10.3
5) Uncertain2478.2
Missing73 
TOTAL3015100.0
188) For each of the following circumstances indicate whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion. - If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby (DFCTABRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes66823.1
2) No138447.8
3) Uncertain84229.1
Missing192 
TOTAL2894100.0
189) For each of the following circumstances indicate whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion. - If the woman's own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy (HLTHABRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes171957.5
2) No43614.6
3) Uncertain83527.9
Missing97 
TOTAL2990100.0
190) For each of the following circumstances indicate whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion. - If the family has a very low income and cannot really afford any more children (INCMABRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1184.2
2) No246287.1
3) Uncertain2478.7
Missing260 
TOTAL2827100.0
191) For each of the following circumstances indicate whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion. - If she became pregnant as a result of rape (RAPEABRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes88830.9
2) No118241.1
3) Uncertain80728.1
Missing210 
TOTAL2877100.0
192) For each of the following circumstances indicate whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion. - If she is not married and does not want to marry the man (MARRABRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1184.2
2) No247587.4
3) Uncertain2388.4
Missing257 
TOTAL2831100.0
193) For each of the following circumstances indicate whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion. - If she does not want the baby (WANTABRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1274.5
2) No250588.4
3) Uncertain2027.1
Missing253 
TOTAL2834100.0
194) Persons currently married: Research indicates that a certain amount of disagreement is apt to be found in all marriages, even in the best of them. Indicate the approximate agreement or disagreement you and your mate have experienced on the items listed. - Handling family finances (FAMILY$)
TOTAL%
1) Always agree33013.4
2) Almost always agree123150.1
3) Occasionally disagree76231
4) Frequently disagree1214.9
5) Almost always disagree11.4
6) Always disagree4.2
Missing628 
TOTAL2459100.0
195) Persons currently married: Research indicates that a certain amount of disagreement is apt to be found in all marriages, even in the best of them. Indicate the approximate agreement or disagreement you and your mate have experienced on the items listed. - Matters of recreation (RECREATN)
TOTAL%
1) Always agree28511.8
2) Almost always agree121650.3
3) Occasionally disagree77332
4) Frequently disagree1275.3
5) Almost always disagree16.7
6) Always disagree2.1
Missing667 
TOTAL2419100.0
196) Persons currently married: Research indicates that a certain amount of disagreement is apt to be found in all marriages, even in the best of them. Indicate the approximate agreement or disagreement you and your mate have experienced on the items listed. - Religious matters (RELMATRS)
TOTAL%
1) Always agree59724.4
2) Almost always agree132454
3) Occasionally disagree43117.6
4) Frequently disagree712.9
5) Almost always disagree20.8
6) Always disagree7.3
Missing636 
TOTAL2450100.0
197) Persons currently married: Research indicates that a certain amount of disagreement is apt to be found in all marriages, even in the best of them. Indicate the approximate agreement or disagreement you and your mate have experienced on the items listed. - Personal habits (HABITS)
TOTAL%
1) Always agree1867.7
2) Almost always agree97840.3
3) Occasionally disagree107044.1
4) Frequently disagree1767.3
5) Almost always disagree15.6
6) Always disagree2.1
Missing662 
TOTAL2427100.0
198) Persons currently married: Research indicates that a certain amount of disagreement is apt to be found in all marriages, even in the best of them. Indicate the approximate agreement or disagreement you and your mate have experienced on the items listed. - Demonstration of affection (AFFECTIO)
TOTAL%
1) Always agree46319.3
2) Almost always agree121050.3
3) Occasionally disagree56623.5
4) Frequently disagree1405.8
5) Almost always disagree18.7
6) Always disagree8.3
Missing682 
TOTAL2405100.0
199) Persons currently married: Research indicates that a certain amount of disagreement is apt to be found in all marriages, even in the best of them. Indicate the approximate agreement or disagreement you and your mate have experienced on the items listed. - Wife's working outside the home (WIFEWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Always agree104843.8
2) Almost always agree101342.4
3) Occasionally disagree2329.7
4) Frequently disagree482
5) Almost always disagree231
6) Always disagree261.1
Missing697 
TOTAL2390100.0
200) Persons currently married: Research indicates that a certain amount of disagreement is apt to be found in all marriages, even in the best of them. Indicate the approximate agreement or disagreement you and your mate have experienced on the items listed. - Disciplining the children (when they are/were young) (DISCKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Always agree30813.2
2) Almost always agree108446.4
3) Occasionally disagree78133.4
4) Frequently disagree1396
5) Almost always disagree18.8
6) Always disagree5.2
Missing750 
TOTAL2335100.0
201) Persons currently married: Research indicates that a certain amount of disagreement is apt to be found in all marriages, even in the best of them. Indicate the approximate agreement or disagreement you and your mate have experienced on the items listed. - Sharing household tasks (HOUSTASK)
TOTAL%
1) Always agree40316.6
2) Almost always agree113947
3) Occasionally disagree71029.3
4) Frequently disagree1385.7
5) Almost always disagree16.7
6) Always disagree15.6
Missing666 
TOTAL2421100.0
202) Persons currently married: Research indicates that a certain amount of disagreement is apt to be found in all marriages, even in the best of them. Indicate the approximate agreement or disagreement you and your mate have experienced on the items listed. - Sexual intercourse (MARRSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always agree38716
2) Almost always agree117448.6
3) Occasionally disagree63426.2
4) Frequently disagree1887.8
5) Almost always disagree271.1
6) Always disagree8.3
Missing668 
TOTAL2418100.0
203) Persons currently married: Research indicates that a certain amount of disagreement is apt to be found in all marriages, even in the best of them. Indicate the approximate agreement or disagreement you and your mate have experienced on the items listed. - Number of children wanted (NUMKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Always agree122550.7
2) Almost always agree84334.9
3) Occasionally disagree26110.8
4) Frequently disagree552.3
5) Almost always disagree8.3
6) Always disagree241
Missing672 
TOTAL2416100.0
204) How easy or difficult is it to talk over marriage problems with your mate? (MARRPROB)
TOTAL%
1) Very easy43517.6
2) Easy60324.4
3) Fairly easy75630.6
4) Somewhat difficult52521.2
5) Difficult1074.3
6) Very difficult481.9
Missing613 
TOTAL2474100.0
205) If you had your life to live over, do you think you would marry the same person? (MARRYAGA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely138856.1
2) Yes, probably73129.6
3) Possibly25810.4
4) Would marry a different person753
5) Would not marry at all21.8
Missing614 
TOTAL2473100.0
206) Everything considered, how happy has your marriage been for you? (HAPPYMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Extraordinarily happy55422.3
2) Decidedly happy95738.6
3) Happy62125.1
4) Somewhat happy1044.2
5) Average1475.9
6) Somewhat unhappy622.5
7) Unhappy251
8) Very unhappy9.4
Missing610 
TOTAL2479100.0
207) In general, who is dominant (that is, takes the lead) in the marriage relationship? (DOMMATE)
TOTAL%
1) Husband definitely58523.7
2) Husband slightly78531.8
3) Equal89836.3
4) Wife slightly1576.4
5) Wife definitely461.9
Missing616 
TOTAL2471100.0
208) Here are some questions having to do with family roles. Please indicate your agreement or disagreement by circling one of the response column numbers for each item listed. - In a marriage, the woman's career development should be given as high a priority as the man's. (WMPRIORT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree53017.4
2) Agree118138.7
3) Undecided53917.7
4) Disagree66821.9
5) Strongly disagree1344.4
Missing34 
TOTAL3052100.0
209) Here are some questions having to do with family roles. Please indicate your agreement or disagreement by circling one of the response column numbers for each item listed. - The demands associated with child rearing and homemaking should not prevent a wife/mother from pursuing a professional career or other employment. (WMCAREER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2678.8
2) Agree91830.2
3) Undecided59719.6
4) Disagree100032.9
5) Strongly disagree2618.6
Missing43 
TOTAL3043100.0
210) Here are some questions having to do with family roles. Please indicate your agreement or disagreement by circling one of the response column numbers for each item listed. - Household tasks should be shared nearly equally between husband and wife. (HOUSETSK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree52717.3
2) Agree138545.3
3) Undecided45514.9
4) Disagree63820.9
5) Strongly disagree501.6
Missing32 
TOTAL3055100.0
211) Here are some questions having to do with family roles. Please indicate your agreement or disagreement by circling one of the response column numbers for each item listed. - In respect to the family's relationship with agencies and matters outside the household, the husband/father should carry more responsibility than the wife/mother. (HUSBRESP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2889.5
2) Agree131343.2
3) Undecided42514
4) Disagree80526.5
5) Strongly disagree2096.9
Missing47 
TOTAL3040100.0
212) Here are some questions having to do with family roles. Please indicate your agreement or disagreement by circling one of the response column numbers for each item listed. - Whenever the wife and husband cannot agree on a matter, the husband's decision should be followed. (HUSBFRST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2056.7
2) Agree78025.5
3) Undecided76825.1
4) Disagree94630.9
5) Strongly disagree36211.8
Missing26 
TOTAL3061100.0
213) Here are some questions having to do with family roles. Please indicate your agreement or disagreement by circling one of the response column numbers for each item listed. - On all matters pertaining to the household (furnishings, food, care of the children, etc.) the wife/mother's wishes are more important than the husband/father's. (WIFEFRST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1274.1
2) Agree80926.4
3) Undecided36812
4) Disagree142946.6
5) Strongly disagree33310.9
Missing21 
TOTAL3066100.0
214) Here are some questions having to do with family roles. Please indicate your agreement or disagreement by circling one of the response column numbers for each item listed. - Currently there is too much confusion as to the proper roles of men and women. (GNDRROLE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree47715.7
2) Agree159752.5
3) Undecided45314.9
4) Disagree44414.6
5) Strongly disagree722.4
Missing44 
TOTAL3043100.0
215) Here are some questions having to do with family roles. Please indicate your agreement or disagreement by circling one of the response column numbers for each item listed. - When a woman marries, she should be free to adopt whatever last name she wishes to use (her maiden name, her husband's name, a combination, or other). (LASTNAME)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2167.1
2) Agree76725.2
3) Undecided48816
4) Disagree104934.5
5) Strongly disagree52117.1
Missing46 
TOTAL3041100.0
216) Here are some questions having to do with family roles. Please indicate your agreement or disagreement by circling one of the response column numbers for each item listed. - The U.S. government should pass an Equal Rights Amendment to the federal Constitution to guarantee equal rights between women and men. (EQLRIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2769.3
2) Agree73724.7
3) Undecided88729.8
4) Disagree71524
5) Strongly disagree36512.2
Missing107 
TOTAL2980100.0
217) Here are some questions having to do with family roles. Please indicate your agreement or disagreement by circling one of the response column numbers for each item listed. - Women today are neglecting their family responsibilities by going outside the home to work on a full-time, career basis. (FAMRESP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree39112.8
2) Agree120039.2
3) Undecided57418.7
4) Disagree69422.7
5) Strongly disagree2056.7
Missing23 
TOTAL3064100.0
218) Here are some questions having to do with family roles. Please indicate your agreement or disagreement by circling one of the response column numbers for each item listed. - We should not use male pronouns (he, his, him) when referring to both males and females. (PRONOUNS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2417.9
2) Agree85728.2
3) Undecided73924.3
4) Disagree90529.8
5) Strongly disagree2979.8
Missing47 
TOTAL3039100.0
219) Here are some questions having to do with family roles. Please indicate your agreement or disagreement by circling one of the response column numbers for each item listed. - It is acceptable to use female terminology (she, her) when referring to God. (FEMALGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1254.1
2) Agree2628.6
3) Undecided45214.8
4) Disagree90929.8
5) Strongly disagree130642.8
Missing34 
TOTAL3054100.0
220) Which of the following responsibilities or duties do you think are appropriate for women to fill in congregation leadership? Place a check mark in front of each item that you feel is appropriate for a qualified woman: - Deacon or deaconess (WNDEACON)
TOTAL%
0) No73724
1) Yes233676
Missing13 
TOTAL3073100.0
221) Which of the following responsibilities or duties do you think are appropriate for women to fill in congregation leadership? Place a check mark in front of each item that you feel is appropriate for a qualified woman: - Worship leader (WNLEADER)
TOTAL%
0) No87928.6
1) Yes219771.4
Missing11 
TOTAL3076100.0
222) Which of the following responsibilities or duties do you think are appropriate for women to fill in congregation leadership? Place a check mark in front of each item that you feel is appropriate for a qualified woman: - Youth minister (WNYTHMIN)
TOTAL%
0) No117238.1
1) Yes190261.9
Missing12 
TOTAL3074100.0
223) Which of the following responsibilities or duties do you think are appropriate for women to fill in congregation leadership? Place a check mark in front of each item that you feel is appropriate for a qualified woman: - Ordained minister (WNORDAIN)
TOTAL%
0) No184059.9
1) Yes123440.1
Missing12 
TOTAL3074100.0
224) Which of the following responsibilities or duties do you think are appropriate for women to fill in congregation leadership? Place a check mark in front of each item that you feel is appropriate for a qualified woman: - Chairperson of a church council (WNCOUNCL)
TOTAL%
0) No116237.8
1) Yes191362.2
Missing12 
TOTAL3075100.0
225) Which of the following responsibilities or duties do you think are appropriate for women to fill in congregation leadership? Place a check mark in front of each item that you feel is appropriate for a qualified woman: - Chairperson of a board of elders (WNELDER)
TOTAL%
0) No157251.2
1) Yes150148.8
Missing13 
TOTAL3073100.0
226) Which of the following responsibilities or duties do you think are appropriate for women to fill in congregation leadership? Place a check mark in front of each item that you feel is appropriate for a qualified woman: - Minister of Christian education (WNEDUMIN)
TOTAL%
0) No94930.9
1) Yes212669.1
Missing12 
TOTAL3075100.0
227) Which of the following responsibilities or duties do you think are appropriate for women to fill in congregation leadership? Place a check mark in front of each item that you feel is appropriate for a qualified woman: - Preaching (WNPREACH)
TOTAL%
0) No168654.8
1) Yes138945.2
Missing12 
TOTAL3075100.0
228) Which of the following responsibilities or duties do you think are appropriate for women to fill in congregation leadership? Place a check mark in front of each item that you feel is appropriate for a qualified woman: - Reading and interpreting scripture (worship service) (WNSCRPTR)
TOTAL%
0) No97331.7
1) Yes210168.3
Missing12 
TOTAL3074100.0
229) Which of the following responsibilities or duties do you think are appropriate for women to fill in congregation leadership? Place a check mark in front of each item that you feel is appropriate for a qualified woman: - Conduct weddings (WNWEDDNG)
TOTAL%
0) No186160.5
1) Yes121339.5
Missing12 
TOTAL3074100.0
230) Which of the following responsibilities or duties do you think are appropriate for women to fill in congregation leadership? Place a check mark in front of each item that you feel is appropriate for a qualified woman: - Conduct communion service (WNCOMMUN)
TOTAL%
0) No176057.2
1) Yes131742.8
Missing11 
TOTAL3077100.0
231) Which of the following responsibilities or duties do you think are appropriate for women to fill in congregation leadership? Place a check mark in front of each item that you feel is appropriate for a qualified woman: - Conduct baptisms (WNBAPTIS)
TOTAL%
0) No184259.9
1) Yes123540.1
Missing11 
TOTAL3077100.0
232) Which of the following responsibilities or duties do you think are appropriate for women to fill in congregation leadership? Place a check mark in front of each item that you feel is appropriate for a qualified woman: - Conduct funerals (WNFUNERL)
TOTAL%
0) No182159.2
1) Yes125540.8
Missing11 
TOTAL3076100.0
233) Which of the following responsibilities or duties do you think are appropriate for women to fill in congregation leadership? Place a check mark in front of each item that you feel is appropriate for a qualified woman: - Conduct ordinations (WNORDINA)
TOTAL%
0) No194663.3
1) Yes113036.7
Missing11 
TOTAL3076100.0
234) If Christian believers proclaim the Lordship of Christ and truly follow Him in all of life they can expect to incur severe criticism and frequent persecution from the larger society. (PERSECUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree43114.1
2) Agree156651.4
3) Uncertain43014.1
4) Disagree57318.8
5) Strongly disagree461.5
Missing41 
TOTAL3046100.0
235) Baptism is neither necessary nor proper for infants and small children. (NOBAPTIS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree113737.1
2) Agree143746.8
3) Uncertain2417.9
4) Disagree1755.7
5) Strongly disagree782.5
Missing19 
TOTAL3068100.0
236) The Christian should take no part in war or any war-promoting activities. (WARACTIV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree86228.2
2) Agree116238
3) Uncertain59119.4
4) Disagree34411.3
5) Strongly disagree953.1
Missing32 
TOTAL3054100.0
237) Seeking to improve the moral achievements of secular society is not the central mission of the church. (CHMISSIO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree34711.4
2) Agree143147.2
3) Uncertain57018.8
4) Disagree57018.8
5) Strongly disagree1143.8
Missing54 
TOTAL3032100.0
238) A proper view of congregation leadership is that all members should share, as they are able, in the ministerial functions of the congregation. (LAYSHARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40413.2
2) Agree161552.9
3) Uncertain49216.1
4) Disagree46315.2
5) Strongly disagree772.5
Missing36 
TOTAL3051100.0
239) There are certain offices in our government the tasks of which a Christian simply should not perform. (GOVTASKS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree45815
2) Agree135744.4
3) Uncertain64020.9
4) Disagree46815.3
5) Strongly disagree1324.3
Missing31 
TOTAL3055100.0
240) If a Christian has a legitimate claim of property damage against another person, she/he is justified in bringing suit in a court of law. (LAWSUIT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1173.8
2) Agree92130.1
3) Uncertain93530.6
4) Disagree87328.5
5) Strongly disagree2126.9
Missing29 
TOTAL3058100.0
241) The Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches should practice a thorough church discipline so that faltering or unfaithful members can be built up and restored, or in exceptional cases, excluded. (UNFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree34511.3
2) Agree148948.9
3) Uncertain75524.8
4) Disagree37812.4
5) Strongly disagree792.6
Missing40 
TOTAL3046100.0
242) It is against the will of God for a Christian to swear the oath demanded by the civil government on occasions. (NOSWEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree39212.8
2) Agree134343.9
3) Uncertain81426.6
4) Disagree44814.6
5) Strongly disagree622
Missing27 
TOTAL3059100.0
243) Jesus expects Christians today to follow the pattern which he set in his own life and ministry, including such things as putting evangelism above earning a living, and deeds of mercy above family security. (EVANGISM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2789.1
2) Agree111036.5
3) Uncertain84227.7
4) Disagree73924.3
5) Strongly disagree752.5
Missing43 
TOTAL3044100.0
244) Mennonite and Brethren in Christ institutions (high schools, colleges, hospitals, etc.) should not seek or accept tax money or other grants of money from governments. (NOGOV$$)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1183.9
2) Agree45815
3) Uncertain86428.3
4) Disagree137044.9
5) Strongly disagree2438
Missing34 
TOTAL3053100.0
245) A church congregation cannot be complete unless there is an ordained minister to lead the congregation and perform the ministerial functions. (ORDMINIS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree36812
2) Agree108635.5
3) Uncertain34811.4
4) Disagree106634.8
5) Strongly disagree1946.3
Missing25 
TOTAL3062100.0
246) Mennonites and Brethren in Christ should actively promote the peace position and attempt to win as many supporters to the position as possible from the larger society. (PEACEPOS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree45414.9
2) Agree153950.5
3) Uncertain58119.1
4) Disagree41613.7
5) Strongly disagree561.8
Missing41 
TOTAL3046100.0
247) It is all right for Christians to accept non-combatant service within the military services. (NOCOMBAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1705.6
2) Agree131042.8
3) Uncertain61820.2
4) Disagree76525
5) Strongly disagree1966.4
Missing28 
TOTAL3059100.0
248) The support of the Contras in Nicaragua by the U.S. government is justified as an attempt to stop the spread of Communism in Central America. (CONTRAS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1003.3
2) Agree49216.3
3) Uncertain113937.6
4) Disagree78125.8
5) Strongly disagree51417
Missing61 
TOTAL3026100.0
249) Israel's military dominance over the neighboring Arab nations is justified because God has promised to restore Israel as a nation. (OVERARAB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree662.2
2) Agree2829.3
3) Uncertain103534.2
4) Disagree113737.6
5) Strongly disagree50616.7
Missing60 
TOTAL3026100.0
250) It is not the business of the Church to try to influence the actions of government in regard to such issues as war and peace, race relations, poverty, etc. (CHRCHGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1113.7
2) Agree39513
3) Uncertain43014.1
4) Disagree153950.6
5) Strongly disagree56618.6
Missing47 
TOTAL3041100.0
251) The young men of draft age in our denomination should refuse to register with the military draft and should refuse to cooperate with it in any way. (NODRAFT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree923
2) Agree35011.5
3) Uncertain71223.4
4) Disagree136044.8
5) Strongly disagree52517.3
Missing48 
TOTAL3039100.0
252) It is all right for our young men to register under the military draft system, but they should refuse induction into service (military or alternative). (NOSERVIC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1434.7
2) Agree95531.7
3) Uncertain77325.6
4) Disagree92730.8
5) Strongly disagree2167.2
Missing74 
TOTAL3014100.0
253) The previous service programs (1-W, VS, PAX, TAP) are acceptable alternatives to military service for non-resistant, pacifist Christians. (ALTMILIT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree43114.4
2) Agree179559.9
3) Uncertain69423.2
4) Disagree501.7
5) Strongly disagree26.9
Missing90 
TOTAL2996100.0
254) A member of our churches ought not pay the proportion of income taxes that goes for military purposes. (NOMILTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree371.2
2) Agree30210
3) Uncertain113337.6
4) Disagree122640.7
5) Strongly disagree31610.5
Missing73 
TOTAL3014100.0
255) Members of our denomination should vote in public elections for state, provincial, and national offices. (VOTE?)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree93230.7
2) Agree161453.2
3) Uncertain2969.8
4) Disagree1504.9
5) Strongly disagree411.4
Missing54 
TOTAL3033100.0
256) Members of our denomination should not hold any local, state, provincial, or national government office. (OFFICE?)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree461.5
2) Agree2127
3) Uncertain41213.6
4) Disagree172557.1
5) Strongly disagree62720.7
Missing65 
TOTAL3022100.0
257) The national government should take every opportunity (military or otherwise) to stamp out communism at home and abroad. (NOCOMMUN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2739
2) Agree77025.4
3) Uncertain73324.2
4) Disagree85528.2
5) Strongly disagree39613.1
Missing59 
TOTAL3027100.0
258) Church members should witness directly to the state (nation) by writing to legislators, testifying before legislative committees, etc. (GOVWTNSS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree53217.6
2) Agree174957.7
3) Uncertain57318.9
4) Disagree1434.7
5) Strongly disagree321.1
Missing59 
TOTAL3029100.0
259) Which one of the following positions would you take if faced with a military draft? (Both women and men should answer.) (DRAFTPOS)
TOTAL%
1) Regular military service1936.4
2) Non-combatant military service39212.9
3) Alternative service (similar to 1-W, VS, or Canadian alternative service)186361.4
4) Register, but refuse induction or service1093.6
5) Refuse to register983.2
6) Quite uncertain37812.5
Missing55 
TOTAL3033100.0
260) Which of the various service programs have you participated in? (circle one or more). - World War II: U.S. Civilian Public Service (CIVILSER)
TOTAL%
0) No298497.5
1) Yes752.5
Missing28 
TOTAL3059100.0
261) Which of the various service programs have you participated in? (circle one or more). - World War II: Canadian Alternative Service (ALTSERV)
TOTAL%
0) No302498.9
1) Yes351.1
Missing28 
TOTAL3059100.0
262) Which of the various service programs have you participated in? (circle one or more). - I-W earning service (1950's to 1970's) (I-WESERV)
TOTAL%
0) No293095.8
1) Yes1294.2
Missing28 
TOTAL3059100.0
263) Which of the various service programs have you participated in? (circle one or more). - I-W voluntary service (1950's to 1970's) (I-WVSERV)
TOTAL%
0) No300098.1
1) Yes591.9
Missing28 
TOTAL3059100.0
264) Which of the various service programs have you participated in? (circle one or more). - Short-term (less than one year) Voluntary Service (not I-W) (SHORTSER)
TOTAL%
0) No288494.3
1) Yes1755.7
Missing28 
TOTAL3059100.0
265) Which of the various service programs have you participated in? (circle one or more). - Long-term Voluntary Service (at least one year, not I-W) (LONGSER)
TOTAL%
0) No289094.4
1) Yes1705.6
Missing28 
TOTAL3060100.0
266) Which of the various service programs have you participated in? (circle one or more). - Mennonite Disaster Service (MENNSERV)
TOTAL%
0) No262785.9
1) Yes43214.1
Missing28 
TOTAL3059100.0
267) Which of the various service programs have you participated in? (circle one or more). - Peace Corp (PEACECRP)
TOTAL%
0) No305499.8
1) Yes5.2
Missing28 
TOTAL3059100.0
268) Which of the various service programs have you participated in? (circle one or more). - MCC overseas: TAP, PAX, etc. (OVERSERV)
TOTAL%
0) No296496.9
1) Yes963.1
Missing28 
TOTAL3060100.0
269) Which of the various service programs have you participated in? (circle one or more). - Other (please specify): (OTHRSERV)
TOTAL%
0) No290394.9
1) Yes1565.1
Missing28 
TOTAL3059100.0
270) Have you ever held an elective or appointive office in a local, state, provincial, city, or national government? (ELECTED?)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1254.1
2) No292495.9
Missing38 
TOTAL3049100.0
271) In how many of the elections in recent years have you voted? (ELECVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) All114137.3
2) Most84427.6
3) Some2417.9
4) A few2508.2
5) None58619.1
Missing26 
TOTAL3062100.0
272) (For American respondents) With which one of the following American political positions do you tend to be most in sympathy or agreement? (POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democratic Party liberals1939.2
2) Democratic Party conservatives21010
3) Republican Party liberals1657.9
4) Republican Party conservatives96646.1
5) Independent, or some other party713.4
6) I take no position at all.48923.4
Missing993 
TOTAL2094100.0
273) (For American respondents) Which candidate did you vote for in November, 1988? (VOTE1988)
TOTAL%
1) George Bush101748.6
2) Michael Dukakis38818.5
3) Someone else15.7
4) I did not vote at all for president.49723.7
5) I do not qualify to vote.1768.4
Missing994 
TOTAL2093100.0
274) (For Canadian respondents) With which one of the following Canadian political party positions do you tend to be most in sympathy or agreement? (CANPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Progressive Conservative43346.9
2) Liberal18019.5
3) New Democratic Party11512.5
4) Social Credit545.9
5) Separatist, WCC, etc.151.6
6) I take no position at all.12613.7
Missing2165 
TOTAL923100.0
275) (For Canadian respondents) Whom did you vote for in November 1988? (CANVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Edward Broadbent9910.5
2) Brian Mulroney47550.6
3) John Turner15116.1
4) Someone else758
5) I did not vote at all.919.7
6) I do not qualify to vote.485.1
Missing2147 
TOTAL939100.0
276) Do you feel it is proper for your congregation to: Encourage its members to study political issues and candidates? (STUDYISS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes241279.3
2) No63020.7
Missing45 
TOTAL3042100.0
277) Do you feel it is proper for your congregation to: Encourage its members to engage in political action? (POLITACT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes165255.4
2) No133144.6
Missing104 
TOTAL2983100.0
278) Do you feel it is proper for your congregation to: Endorse particular candidates for office? (ENDORSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes117339.3
2) No180960.7
Missing105 
TOTAL2982100.0
279) Do you feel it is proper for your congregation to: Encourage the minister to discuss political issues from the pulpit? (PULPITIS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82427.6
2) No216672.4
Missing97 
TOTAL2990100.0
280) Human races all share equally in such human qualities as intelligence, physical capacities, and emotional makeup. (RACEEQUL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree87428.9
2) Agree130743.2
3) Uncertain2949.7
4) Disagree47015.5
5) Strongly disagree802.6
Missing61 
TOTAL3025100.0
281) There is a valid biblical basis for the separation of the races. (RACESEP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree973.2
2) Agree54318.1
3) Uncertain85828.5
4) Disagree92530.8
5) Strongly disagree58419.4
Missing80 
TOTAL3007100.0
282) If one's own house were up for sale, one should be willing to sell it to an interested family of another race regardless of possible neighborhood reaction. (RACESELL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree62820.7
2) Agree153550.7
3) Uncertain56618.7
4) Disagree2598.6
5) Strongly disagree401.3
Missing59 
TOTAL3028100.0
283) Even if there is no essential difference between blacks and whites, it is preferable for them not to mingle socially. (RACESMIX)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree742.4
2) Agree31510.3
3) Uncertain32510.7
4) Disagree155251
5) Strongly disagree78025.6
Missing41 
TOTAL3046100.0
284) People (black, red or white) have a right to keep others out of their neighborhood if they want to, and this right should be respected. (KEEPOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree431.4
2) Agree2247.4
3) Uncertain39312.9
4) Disagree151449.8
5) Strongly disagree86428.4
Missing47 
TOTAL3038100.0
285) Our national, provincial, or state governments should provide for capital punishment (the death penalty for a major crime). (CAPUNISH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2638.7
2) Agree75524.9
3) Uncertain78625.9
4) Disagree67922.4
5) Strongly disagree55218.2
Missing52 
TOTAL3035100.0
286) A church member should not join a union even if getting or holding a job depends on union membership. (NOUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree642.1
2) Agree35411.6
3) Uncertain97732.1
4) Disagree136544.9
5) Strongly disagree2819.2
Missing47 
TOTAL3041100.0
287) For the most part, people are poor because they lack discipline and don't put forth the effort needed to rise above poverty. (NOEFFORT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree591.9
2) Agree57919.1
3) Uncertain50116.5
4) Disagree144747.6
5) Strongly disagree45314.9
Missing49 
TOTAL3039100.0
288) The national laws should permit prayer and Bible reading in the public school classroom. (PRAYSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree82026.8
2) Agree156451.2
3) Uncertain38712.7
4) Disagree2257.4
5) Strongly disagree612
Missing29 
TOTAL3057100.0
289) The government should guarantee a minimum annual income for all individuals and families who are unemployed or who receive incomes below the poverty line. (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1264.1
2) Agree68122.4
3) Uncertain99032.6
4) Disagree102433.7
5) Strongly disagree2167.1
Missing50 
TOTAL3037100.0
290) With respect to national welfare programs (paying to individuals and families who lack adequate income), do you feel that your government should increase, decrease, or maintain current levels of welfare benefits? (WELFARE?)
TOTAL%
1) Increase the levels59519.8
2) Decrease them71423.8
3) Maintain current levels169156.4
Missing87 
TOTAL3000100.0
291) With the use of modern medical devices and drugs it is sometimes possible to keep individuals alive for additional periods of time even though their death is known to be inevitable. Do you favor or disfavor the idea of such attempts to times prolong life? (LONGLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Favor2307.5
2) Uncertain97031.7
3) Disfavor185860.8
Missing29 
TOTAL3058100.0
292) Which of the following describes the extent to which you have used tobacco in your lifetime? (TOBACCO?)
TOTAL%
1) Have never tried it127041.6
2) Tried it once or a few times124640.8
3) Have used it regularly in the past, but no longer use it42213.8
4) Am a regular user now1183.9
Missing31 
TOTAL3056100.0
293) Which of the following describes the extent to which you have drunk alcoholic beverages in your lifetime? (ALCOHOL?)
TOTAL%
1) Never drank any69922.9
2) Drank some once or a few times131042.8
3) Drank occasionally or regularly in past, but no longer36612
4) Drink occasionally or regularly now68322.3
Missing29 
TOTAL3058100.0
294) In a typical week, how many hours per day on the average do you spend at each of the following activities? Circle the number of the column that comes closest to the time you spend: - Watching TV (WATCHTV)
TOTAL%
0) None2106.9
1) Under one hour87528.6
2) 1.0 - 2.9 hours129742.4
3) 3.0 - 4.9 hours49216.1
4) Five and over1826
Missing30 
TOTAL3056100.0
295) In a typical week, how many hours per day on the average do you spend at each of the following activities? Circle the number of the column that comes closest to the time you spend: - Listening to radio (RADIO)
TOTAL%
0) None1635.5
1) Under one hour132844.5
2) 1.0 - 2.9 hours78526.3
3) 3.0 - 4.9 hours35812
4) Five and over34911.7
Missing104 
TOTAL2983100.0
296) In a typical week, how many hours per day on the average do you spend at each of the following activities? Circle the number of the column that comes closest to the time you spend: - Listening to recorded music (RECMUSIC)
TOTAL%
0) None64722.7
1) Under one hour156154.8
2) 1.0 - 2.9 hours44715.7
3) 3.0 - 4.9 hours1214.3
4) Five and over702.5
Missing242 
TOTAL2846100.0
297) In a typical week, how many hours per day on the average do you spend at each of the following activities? Circle the number of the column that comes closest to the time you spend: - Watching a videocassette (VIDEOS)
TOTAL%
0) None175462.3
1) Under one hour91832.6
2) 1.0 - 2.9 hours1154.1
3) 3.0 - 4.9 hours21.7
4) Five and over7.2
Missing272 
TOTAL2815100.0
298) In a typical week, how many hours per day on the average do you spend at each of the following activities? Circle the number of the column that comes closest to the time you spend: - Reading newspapers and magazines (NEWSPAPE)
TOTAL%
0) None1073.6
1) Under one hour192864.1
2) 1.0 - 2.9 hours78826.2
3) 3.0 - 4.9 hours1214
4) Five and over642.1
Missing80 
TOTAL3008100.0
299) In a typical week, how many hours per day on the average do you spend at each of the following activities? Circle the number of the column that comes closest to the time you spend: - Reading books (BOOKS)
TOTAL%
0) None38412.8
1) Under one hour157052.5
2) 1.0 - 2.9 hours73524.6
3) 3.0 - 4.9 hours1796
4) Five and over1254.2
Missing94 
TOTAL2993100.0
300) How frequently on the average in the past year have you attended a theatre to watch a movie? (MOVIES)
TOTAL%
1) Never121239.4
2) A few times123840.2
3) Occasionally, but less than once a month46315.1
4) At least once a month but less than weekly1545
5) Once a week or more often9.3
Missing12 
TOTAL3076100.0
301) When you listen to the radio, which kind of program do you spend the most time listening to? (Circle one) (RADIOPRO)
TOTAL%
1) News/public affairs/talk show81227.4
2) Religious/inspirational77126
3) Popular/rock music38613
4) Classical music2618.8
5) Easy listening music34711.7
6) Country music2528.5
7) Sports events381.3
8) Other (please specify):1013.4
Missing119 
TOTAL2968100.0
302) How often have you contributed money to religious TV programs? (GIVETOTV)
TOTAL%
1) Never216570.4
2) Seldom52917.2
3) Occasionally (once or twice a year)2548.3
4) Frequently (at least several times a year)1264.1
Missing12 
TOTAL3074100.0
303) In your opinion, with regards to its impact on Canadian and American life, is television, on the whole, more positive than negative or more negative than positive? (TVGOOD?)
TOTAL%
1) More positive than negative2427.9
2) More negative than positive229775
3) Uncertain52317.1
Missing25 
TOTAL3062100.0
304) Which of the following do you have in your home? (Circle one or more): - Television set(s): How many in use? (OWNTV)
TOTAL%
0) None1745.7
1) One153249.8
2) Two103133.5
3) Three2748.9
4) Four672.2
Missing9 
TOTAL3078100.0
305) Which of the following do you have in your home? (Circle one or more): - Basic cable TV service (CABLETV)
TOTAL%
0) No195263.4
1) Yes112636.6
Missing8 
TOTAL3078100.0
306) Which of the following do you have in your home? (Circle one or more): - Premium cable channel (e.g., HBO, Showtime, Cinemax) (MOVIETV)
TOTAL%
0) No290694.4
1) Yes1735.6
Missing8 
TOTAL3079100.0
307) Which of the following do you have in your home? (Circle one or more): - VCR (videocassette recorder) (OWNVCR)
TOTAL%
0) No167854.5
1) Yes140045.5
Missing8 
TOTAL3078100.0
308) Which of the following do you have in your home? (Circle one or more): - Satellite dish (DISHTV)
TOTAL%
0) No303598.6
1) Yes441.4
Missing8 
TOTAL3079100.0
309) Which of the following do you have in your home? (Circle one or more): - Video camera (VIDEOCAM)
TOTAL%
0) No286593
1) Yes2147
Missing8 
TOTAL3079100.0
310) Which of the following do you have in your home? (Circle one or more): - Personal computer (COMPUTER)
TOTAL%
0) No244879.5
1) Yes63120.5
Missing8 
TOTAL3079100.0
311) Does your home receive the principal magazine of your denomination (The Mennonite, The Mennonite Reporter, Gospel Herald, Evangelical Visitor, EMC Today, Christian Leader, Mennonite Brethren Herald)? (DENOMMAG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes238077.4
2) No69622.6
Missing11 
TOTAL3076100.0
312) If your home does receive your denomination's principal magazine, how many of the issues do you read at least in part? (READENOM)
TOTAL%
1) All of them76132
2) Most of them64527.1
3) Some of them42417.8
4) A few of them43418.3
5) None of them1144.8
Missing709 
TOTAL2378100.0
313) If your home does not receive your denomination's principal magazine, for what reasons do you not receive the magazine? (Circle one or more): - Don't have enough time to read it (NOTIME)
TOTAL%
0) No46966.9
1) Yes23233.1
Missing2386 
TOTAL701100.0
314) If your home does not receive your denomination's principal magazine, for what reasons do you not receive the magazine? (Circle one or more): - It's too expensive (TOOMUCH$)
TOTAL%
0) No63991.2
1) Yes628.8
Missing2386 
TOTAL701100.0
315) If your home does not receive your denomination's principal magazine, for what reasons do you not receive the magazine? (Circle one or more): - It's too controversial (CONTRVSY)
TOTAL%
0) No68497.6
1) Yes172.4
Missing2386 
TOTAL701100.0
316) If your home does not receive your denomination's principal magazine, for what reasons do you not receive the magazine? (Circle one or more): - It's too liberal. (LIBERAL)
TOTAL%
0) No66895.3
1) Yes334.7
Missing2386 
TOTAL701100.0
317) If your home does not receive your denomination's principal magazine, for what reasons do you not receive the magazine? (Circle one or more): - It's too conservative. (CONSERV)
TOTAL%
0) No69899.6
1) Yes3.4
Missing2386 
TOTAL701100.0
318) If your home does not receive your denomination's principal magazine, for what reasons do you not receive the magazine? (Circle one or more): - I have no interest in its contents. (NOINTRST)
TOTAL%
0) No60986.9
1) Yes9213.1
Missing2386 
TOTAL701100.0
319) If your home does not receive your denomination's principal magazine, for what reasons do you not receive the magazine? (Circle one or more): - It doesn't meet my needs. (NEEDSNOT)
TOTAL%
0) No60886.7
1) Yes9313.3
Missing2386 
TOTAL701100.0
320) If your home does not receive your denomination's principal magazine, for what reasons do you not receive the magazine? (Circle one or more): Other (NOGETOTH)
TOTAL%
0) No47567.8
1) Yes22632.2
Missing2386 
TOTAL701100.0
321) Did you ever attend an elementary school, secondary school, college, Bible college or institute, or seminary operated by a Mennonite or Brethren in Christ denomination? (MENNSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes136344.4
2) No170455.6
Missing19 
TOTAL3067100.0
322) If you have ever attended a school operated by a Mennonite or Brethren in Christ denomination, which? (Circle one or more.) - Elementary school (MENNELEM)
TOTAL%
0) No117485.6
1) Yes19714.4
Missing1716 
TOTAL1371100.0
323) If you have ever attended a school operated by a Mennonite or Brethren in Christ denomination, which? (Circle one or more.) - Secondary school (MENNSEC)
TOTAL%
0) No84061.3
1) Yes53138.7
Missing1716 
TOTAL1371100.0
324) If you have ever attended a school operated by a Mennonite or Brethren in Christ denomination, which? (Circle one or more.) - Bible school or institute (MENNBIBL)
TOTAL%
0) No106277.5
1) Yes30822.5
Missing1716 
TOTAL1370100.0
325) If you have ever attended a school operated by a Mennonite or Brethren in Christ denomination, which? (Circle one or more.) - Bible college (MENNBCOL)
TOTAL%
0) No122789.6
1) Yes14310.4
Missing1716 
TOTAL1370100.0
326) If you have ever attended a school operated by a Mennonite or Brethren in Christ denomination, which? (Circle one or more.) - Liberal arts college (MENNCOLL)
TOTAL%
0) No78957.6
1) Yes58142.4
Missing1716 
TOTAL1370100.0
327) If you have ever attended a school operated by a Mennonite or Brethren in Christ denomination, which? (Circle one or more.) - Seminary (graduate level) (MENNSEM)
TOTAL%
0) No120888.1
1) Yes16311.9
Missing1716 
TOTAL1371100.0
328) Did you ever attend a college or university not Mennonite or operated by a Mennonite or Brethren in Christ denomination? (NOMENNSC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes130543.1
2) No172356.9
Missing59 
TOTAL3028100.0
329) Do you think the benefits derived from our present church colleges justify the costs of maintaining them? (YESCOLL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes177258.3
2) No2227.3
3) Uncertain104734.4
Missing46 
TOTAL3041100.0
330) Do you think the benefits derived from our present church high schools justify the cost of operating them? (YESSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes147948.6
2) No2819.2
3) Uncertain128342.2
Missing43 
TOTAL3043100.0
331) Do you live within 25 miles of a Mennonite or Brethren in Christ-sponsored high school? (LIVESCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes164754.1
2) No140045.9
Missing40 
TOTAL3047100.0
332) In general, every Mennonite young person who goes to school beyond high school should take at least one year of study in a Mennonite college or Bible Institute. (GOTOCOLL)
TOTAL%
1) Agree124940.8
2) Undecided98032
3) Disagree83427.2
Missing24 
TOTAL3063100.0
333) Social dancing should be permitted on church college campuses. (CHDANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree89429.1
2) Uncertain83927.4
3) Disagree133443.5
Missing20 
TOTAL3067100.0
334) Long-term faculty members employed at our colleges should be members of Brethren in Christ congregations or fully in agreement with Mennonite and BIC beliefs. (MENNFAC)
TOTAL%
1) Agree235376.9
2) Uncertain46815.3
3) Disagree2397.8
Missing27 
TOTAL3060100.0
335) In your opinion, are our church colleges (the one or ones you know best) too strict or too lenient in their enforcement of behavior standards for students? (SCHLSTAN)
TOTAL%
1) Too strict541.8
2) Too lenient84327.5
3) About right108535.4
4) Uncertain69222.6
5) No opinion38912.7
Missing23 
TOTAL3063100.0
336) The church colleges should not discipline for behaviors which are not generally disciplined in the local congregation. (COLLDISC)
TOTAL%
1) Agree120939.6
2) Uncertain100132.8
3) Disagree84427.6
Missing32 
TOTAL3054100.0
337) What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Being at peace with other persons (PERPEACE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important213169.5
2) Important88328.8
3) Somewhat important481.6
4) Not very important4.1
5) Of no importance10
Missing20 
TOTAL3067100.0
338) What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Being self-reliant (SELFRELY)
TOTAL%
1) Very important81126.7
2) Important155151
3) Somewhat important59319.5
4) Not very important782.6
5) Of no importance10.3
Missing45 
TOTAL3043100.0
339) What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Living a good moral life (MORALIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important205768.2
2) Important91030.2
3) Somewhat important401.3
4) Not very important5.2
5) Of no importance4.1
Missing70 
TOTAL3016100.0
340) What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Earning as much money as possible (MUCHMONY)
TOTAL%
1) Very important652.1
2) Important51417
3) Somewhat important133544
4) Not very important99632.9
5) Of no importance1214
Missing56 
TOTAL3031100.0
341) What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Being able to make my own decisions (MAKEDECI)
TOTAL%
1) Very important78925.9
2) Important171056.1
3) Somewhat important49916.4
4) Not very important471.5
5) Of no importance5.2
Missing38 
TOTAL3050100.0
342) What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Living the "simple life" (EASYLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important44214.5
2) Important124640.8
3) Somewhat important104034
4) Not very important2979.7
5) Of no importance301
Missing31 
TOTAL3055100.0
343) What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Making sure I treat others properly (TREATOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very important184761.1
2) Important112137.1
3) Somewhat important431.4
4) Not very important11.4
5) Of no importance3.1
Missing60 
TOTAL3025100.0
344) What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Being dressed in the latest styles and fashions (FASHION)
TOTAL%
1) Very important28.9
2) Important1976.5
3) Somewhat important87428.8
4) Not very important149549.3
5) Of no importance43614.4
Missing57 
TOTAL3030100.0
345) What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Being obedient to the standards and teachings of my church (OBEYCHUR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important93930.7
2) Important166154.4
3) Somewhat important40213.2
4) Not very important511.7
5) Of no importance2.1
Missing31 
TOTAL3055100.0
346) What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Earning enough money to be secure in my old age. (RETIRE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important38512.6
2) Important144547.3
3) Somewhat important100933
4) Not very important1956.4
5) Of no importance23.8
Missing31 
TOTAL3057100.0
347) What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Working hard so as to get ahead financially (GETAHEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1464.8
2) Important88028.9
3) Somewhat important136344.7
4) Not very important57819
5) Of no importance812.7
Missing39 
TOTAL3048100.0
348) What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Taking care of my own needs-being independent (INDEPEND)
TOTAL%
1) Very important49116.1
2) Important149349.1
3) Somewhat important87528.8
4) Not very important1615.3
5) Of no importance21.7
Missing46 
TOTAL3041100.0
349) What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Doing what others want me to do (OTHRWISH)
TOTAL%
1) Very important371.2
2) Important41413.6
3) Somewhat important126441.6
4) Not very important110136.3
5) Of no importance2197.2
Missing52 
TOTAL3035100.0
350) What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Making myself as beautiful or handsome as possible (BEAUTY)
TOTAL%
1) Very important511.7
2) Important38512.6
3) Somewhat important119139
4) Not very important113737.2
5) Of no importance2909.5
Missing33 
TOTAL3054100.0
351) What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Saving as much money as possible (SAVEFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1264.1
2) Important68622.5
3) Somewhat important147548.4
4) Not very important67722.2
5) Of no importance812.7
Missing42 
TOTAL3045100.0
352) What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Keeping myself from being influenced by the world's values (MYVALUE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important88829.2
2) Important138245.5
3) Somewhat important55318.2
4) Not very important1565.1
5) Of no importance602
Missing48 
TOTAL3039100.0
353) What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Being free to do what I want to do (FREEDOM)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2016.6
2) Important83727.5
3) Somewhat important136644.8
4) Not very important57418.8
5) Of no importance712.3
Missing38 
TOTAL3049100.0
354) What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Using my resources for the good of others (OTHRGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important70623.3
2) Important172656.9
3) Somewhat important54718
4) Not very important491.6
5) Of no importance4.1
Missing55 
TOTAL3032100.0
355) What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Getting the nicest home and furnishings I can afford (NICESTUF)
TOTAL%
1) Very important301
2) Important2086.9
3) Somewhat important101333.4
4) Not very important147248.5
5) Of no importance31310.3
Missing51 
TOTAL3036100.0
356) What are the values (ideals, standards, life goals) that guide the life and thought of Mennonite and BIC church members? A check of the following list will help answer this question. For each item in the left column, circle the number of the answer column that indicates how important the item is in your own life and thought. - Improving myself through formal education and/or self-study (MYSTUDY)
TOTAL%
1) Very important48215.8
2) Important136844.9
3) Somewhat important93630.7
4) Not very important2247.3
5) Of no importance391.3
Missing36 
TOTAL3049100.0
357) Here are items that indicate the degree of one's identity with one's religious or ethnic group. Circle the code which best indicates your agreement or disagreement with the statement. - One of the best ways to ensure that the Mennonite way of life is perpetuated is through Mennonite schools. (MENNWAY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1906.2
2) Agree121939.9
3) Uncertain75724.8
4) Disagree80926.5
5) Strongly disagree812.7
Missing32 
TOTAL3056100.0
358) Here are items that indicate the degree of one's identity with one's religious or ethnic group. Circle the code which best indicates your agreement or disagreement with the statement. - Every Mennonite family should subscribe to at least one or more Mennonite newspapers or magazines. (MENNNEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2799.1
2) Agree162453
3) Uncertain59419.4
4) Disagree51316.8
5) Strongly disagree521.7
Missing25 
TOTAL3062100.0
359) Here are items that indicate the degree of one's identity with one's religious or ethnic group. Circle the code which best indicates your agreement or disagreement with the statement. - Mennonites should make an honest attempt to learn their ethnic language if they have one. (MENNETHN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree832.7
2) Agree80026.3
3) Uncertain98832.5
4) Disagree103133.9
5) Strongly disagree1414.6
Missing44 
TOTAL3043100.0
360) Here are items that indicate the degree of one's identity with one's religious or ethnic group. Circle the code which best indicates your agreement or disagreement with the statement. - Unless a Mennonite has good reasons, he/she should not, under any circumstances, marry anyone outside the Mennonite (or BIC) church. (MARRMENN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree632.1
2) Agree35311.6
3) Uncertain44314.5
4) Disagree159952.4
5) Strongly disagree59319.4
Missing35 
TOTAL3051100.0
361) Here are items that indicate the degree of one's identity with one's religious or ethnic group. Circle the code which best indicates your agreement or disagreement with the statement. - It is important for me to have mostly Mennonites as close friends. (MYFRIEND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree311
2) Agree42914
3) Uncertain35311.6
4) Disagree170755.9
5) Strongly disagree53617.5
Missing31 
TOTAL3056100.0
362) Here are items that indicate the degree of one's identity with one's religious or ethnic group. Circle the code which best indicates your agreement or disagreement with the statement. - My family seems to take a less favorable attitude toward my friends who are of a non-Mennonite (or non-BIC) background. (NONMENN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree19.6
2) Agree2127
3) Uncertain37212.3
4) Disagree181459.9
5) Strongly disagree61020.2
Missing60 
TOTAL3027100.0
363) Here are items that indicate the degree of one's identity with one's religious or ethnic group. Circle the code which best indicates your agreement or disagreement with the statement. - Mennonite organizations seem to be too concerned with narrow issues instead of the important issues of the world. (MENNORGS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree822.7
2) Agree53817.6
3) Uncertain106935.1
4) Disagree123840.6
5) Strongly disagree1224
Missing38 
TOTAL3049100.0
364) Here are items that indicate the degree of one's identity with one's religious or ethnic group. Circle the code which best indicates your agreement or disagreement with the statement. - Parents who discourage dating with non-Mennonites do a disservice to their children. (DATEOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1946.4
2) Agree109936
3) Uncertain73324
4) Disagree90429.6
5) Strongly disagree1244.1
Missing33 
TOTAL3054100.0
365) Here are items that indicate the degree of one's identity with one's religious or ethnic group. Circle the code which best indicates your agreement or disagreement with the statement. - Mennonite organizations are wonderful because they allow me to take an active part in the affairs of my group. (POWERORG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1214
2) Agree169255.5
3) Uncertain96931.8
4) Disagree2287.5
5) Strongly disagree371.2
Missing39 
TOTAL3047100.0
366) Here are items that indicate the degree of one's identity with one's religious or ethnic group. Circle the code which best indicates your agreement or disagreement with the statement. - An education in a Mennonite school (any level) is one of the most important gifts a family can give to its children. (MENNEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2207.2
2) Agree95131.1
3) Uncertain89629.3
4) Disagree83127.2
5) Strongly disagree1585.2
Missing30 
TOTAL3056100.0
367) Our Christianity consists not only of our beliefs and attitudes but also the way we live our daily lives--our accomplishments and our failures. For each item, indicate how often you have experienced the item. - Did volunteer work for the church or community agencies (VOLUNTR)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently103034
2) Occasionally130042.9
3) Once or a few times53917.8
4) Never1605.3
Missing58 
TOTAL3029100.0
368) Our Christianity consists not only of our beliefs and attitudes but also the way we live our daily lives--our accomplishments and our failures. For each item, indicate how often you have experienced the item. - Was beaten or otherwise physically abused as a child (CHLDABUS)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently26.9
2) Occasionally712.3
3) Once or a few times1856.1
4) Never275990.7
Missing46 
TOTAL3041100.0
369) Our Christianity consists not only of our beliefs and attitudes but also the way we live our daily lives--our accomplishments and our failures. For each item, indicate how often you have experienced the item. - Was sexually molested or abused as a child (CHLDMLST)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently13.4
2) Occasionally23.8
3) Once or a few times1565.1
4) Never285493.7
Missing41 
TOTAL3046100.0
370) Our Christianity consists not only of our beliefs and attitudes but also the way we live our daily lives--our accomplishments and our failures. For each item, indicate how often you have experienced the item. - Was beaten or abused by a spouse (BEATENSP)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently11.4
2) Occasionally28.9
3) Once or a few times802.6
4) Never290796.1
Missing60 
TOTAL3026100.0
371) Our Christianity consists not only of our beliefs and attitudes but also the way we live our daily lives--our accomplishments and our failures. For each item, indicate how often you have experienced the item. - Visited a person who was sick or a shut-in, not a relative (SEESICK)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently72023.8
2) Occasionally146648.4
3) Once or a few times72524
4) Never1163.8
Missing61 
TOTAL3027100.0
372) Our Christianity consists not only of our beliefs and attitudes but also the way we live our daily lives--our accomplishments and our failures. For each item, indicate how often you have experienced the item. - Bought tickets in a state lottery (LOTTTKS)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently642.1
2) Occasionally2989.8
3) Once or a few times62220.4
4) Never205967.7
Missing43 
TOTAL3043100.0
373) Our Christianity consists not only of our beliefs and attitudes but also the way we live our daily lives--our accomplishments and our failures. For each item, indicate how often you have experienced the item. - Consulted a horoscope or signs of the zodiac before making decisions (ZODIAC)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently9.3
2) Occasionally321.1
3) Once or a few times1294.2
4) Never287694.4
Missing40 
TOTAL3046100.0
374) Our Christianity consists not only of our beliefs and attitudes but also the way we live our daily lives--our accomplishments and our failures. For each item, indicate how often you have experienced the item. - Saw an X-rated movie within the past year (XMOVIE)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently5.2
2) Occasionally531.7
3) Once or a few times32910.8
4) Never265887.3
Missing41 
TOTAL3045100.0
375) Our Christianity consists not only of our beliefs and attitudes but also the way we live our daily lives--our accomplishments and our failures. For each item, indicate how often you have experienced the item. - Was forced into having sexual intercourse (FORCESEX)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently3.1
2) Occasionally15.5
3) Once or a few times882.9
4) Never293996.5
Missing41 
TOTAL3045100.0
376) Our Christianity consists not only of our beliefs and attitudes but also the way we live our daily lives--our accomplishments and our failures. For each item, indicate how often you have experienced the item. - Followed a regular physical exercise program (other than at work) (EXERCISE)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently61820.3
2) Occasionally86828.5
3) Once or a few times75824.9
4) Never80026.3
Missing43 
TOTAL3044100.0
377) Our Christianity consists not only of our beliefs and attitudes but also the way we live our daily lives--our accomplishments and our failures. For each item, indicate how often you have experienced the item. - Avoided certain foods that are not good for my health (HLTHFOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently112637.2
2) Occasionally119639.5
3) Once or a few times48916.1
4) Never2197.2
Missing57 
TOTAL3030100.0
378) Our Christianity consists not only of our beliefs and attitudes but also the way we live our daily lives--our accomplishments and our failures. For each item, indicate how often you have experienced the item. - Withheld part of my federal taxes in lieu of government military expenditures (NOPAYTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently5.2
2) Occasionally22.7
3) Once or a few times431.4
4) Never296297.7
Missing54 
TOTAL3032100.0
379) Our Christianity consists not only of our beliefs and attitudes but also the way we live our daily lives--our accomplishments and our failures. For each item, indicate how often you have experienced the item. - Failed to report all income for tax purposes (REPORTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently14.5
2) Occasionally612
3) Once or a few times35611.7
4) Never260485.8
Missing52 
TOTAL3035100.0
380) Our Christianity consists not only of our beliefs and attitudes but also the way we live our daily lives--our accomplishments and our failures. For each item, indicate how often you have experienced the item. - Had sexual intercourse before marriage (SXPREMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently1404.7
2) Occasionally31810.6
3) Once or a few times59619.8
4) Never195465
Missing78 
TOTAL3008100.0
381) Our Christianity consists not only of our beliefs and attitudes but also the way we live our daily lives--our accomplishments and our failures. For each item, indicate how often you have experienced the item. - While married, had sexual intercourse with someone not my spouse (AFFAIR)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently10
2) Occasionally18.6
3) Once or a few times1304.3
4) Never286795.1
Missing71 
TOTAL3016100.0
382) Our Christianity consists not only of our beliefs and attitudes but also the way we live our daily lives--our accomplishments and our failures. For each item, indicate how often you have experienced the item. - Engaged in homosexual acts (HOMOSEX)
TOTAL%
2) Occasionally11.4
3) Once or a few times461.5
4) Never299298.1
Missing38 
TOTAL3049100.0
383) Our Christianity consists not only of our beliefs and attitudes but also the way we live our daily lives--our accomplishments and our failures. For each item, indicate how often you have experienced the item. - Had an abortion (planned) (HADABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently10
2) Occasionally2.1
3) Once or a few times441.5
4) Never298098.4
Missing60 
TOTAL3027100.0
384) Our Christianity consists not only of our beliefs and attitudes but also the way we live our daily lives--our accomplishments and our failures. For each item, indicate how often you have experienced the item. - Took part in social dancing (SOCDANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently2688.8
2) Occasionally73824.2
3) Once or a few times68522.5
4) Never135344.4
Missing43 
TOTAL3044100.0
385) Our Christianity consists not only of our beliefs and attitudes but also the way we live our daily lives--our accomplishments and our failures. For each item, indicate how often you have experienced the item. - Use cocaine or crack (USEDRUGS)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently10
2) Occasionally4.1
3) Once or a few times351.1
4) Never300798.7
Missing40 
TOTAL3047100.0
386) Our Christianity consists not only of our beliefs and attitudes but also the way we live our daily lives--our accomplishments and our failures. For each item, indicate how often you have experienced the item. - Lived unmarried with a person of the opposite sex in intimate relationships (LIVEWITH)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently26.9
2) Occasionally17.6
3) Once or a few times1083.6
4) Never287495
Missing62 
TOTAL3025100.0
387) What is your sexual orientation? (SEXPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Heterosexual258396.7
2) Bisexual823.1
3) Homosexual7.3
Missing415 
TOTAL2672100.0
388) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - There is a clear difference between the "kingdom of God" and the "kingdom of this world." (KINGDOM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree133343.9
2) Agree146348.2
3) Uncertain1665.5
4) Disagree591.9
5) Strongly disagree15.5
Missing50 
TOTAL3036100.0
389) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - Christians should avoid involvements in the "kingdom of this world" as much as possible. (NOTWORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree44314.6
2) Agree132843.8
3) Uncertain48115.8
4) Disagree70923.4
5) Strongly disagree742.4
Missing52 
TOTAL3035100.0
390) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - It's not really the business of the church to be directly involved in my personal affairs. (PERSONAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree632.1
2) Agree66722
3) Uncertain52617.3
4) Disagree157852
5) Strongly disagree2006.6
Missing53 
TOTAL3034100.0
391) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - For me to be a church member means to give and receive mutual admonition about how we live our lives. (ADMONISH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree31610.4
2) Agree198265.4
3) Uncertain45014.9
4) Disagree2618.6
5) Strongly disagree20.7
Missing57 
TOTAL3029100.0
392) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - In the last analysis faith is a private matter for each to decide and practice oneself. (FAITHPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2287.6
2) Agree142747.4
3) Uncertain33111
4) Disagree86428.7
5) Strongly disagree1625.4
Missing75 
TOTAL3012100.0
393) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - It is important for our churches to state publicly what they believe to be the will of God in ethical and moral matters. (GODSWILL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree69723
2) Agree205467.8
3) Uncertain1996.6
4) Disagree702.3
5) Strongly disagree9.3
Missing58 
TOTAL3029100.0
394) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - Using the latest technological advances is usually the best way to get the job done. (NEWTECH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree772.5
2) Agree73124.2
3) Uncertain94131.1
4) Disagree119539.5
5) Strongly disagree782.6
Missing64 
TOTAL3022100.0
395) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - Legislative proposals that would require prayer in the public schools should be rejected. (NOPRAYER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1334.4
2) Agree64121.3
3) Uncertain60019.9
4) Disagree127142.2
5) Strongly disagree36912.2
Missing72 
TOTAL3014100.0
396) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - Modern technological achievements have had destructive consequences for the natural environment in which we live. (ENVIRON)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree42814.3
2) Agree168656.3
3) Uncertain57919.3
4) Disagree2678.9
5) Strongly disagree361.2
Missing90 
TOTAL2996100.0
397) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - Evangelism has so many negative connotations that we shouldn't even use the term. (NEGEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28.9
2) Agree2297.6
3) Uncertain60420.1
4) Disagree174658
5) Strongly disagree40313.4
Missing77 
TOTAL3010100.0
398) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - There is no great tension between church and world, between the commandments of Christ and the laws of my society. (NOTTENSE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree301
2) Agree2026.7
3) Uncertain30610.2
4) Disagree169356.3
5) Strongly disagree77725.8
Missing78 
TOTAL3008100.0
399) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - We should become more critical of the myriad of secular messages intruding upon our consciousness every day. (CRITMESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree58719.6
2) Agree174758.5
3) Uncertain50817
4) Disagree1123.7
5) Strongly disagree341.1
Missing98 
TOTAL2988100.0
400) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - When engaged in scientific endeavor, a scientist who is also a Christian must nevertheless suspend personal beliefs in the supernatural. (SCIENTST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree571.9
2) Agree32711
3) Uncertain64021.5
4) Disagree132944.7
5) Strongly disagree62220.9
Missing112 
TOTAL2975100.0
401) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - The fact that the world has not come to an end as predicted in the New Testament probably means that it never really will. (WORLDEND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21.7
2) Agree401.3
3) Uncertain1464.8
4) Disagree128342.4
5) Strongly disagree153750.8
Missing60 
TOTAL3027100.0
402) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - Religious belief and moral conviction are plausible and justifiable only if they stand up to the rigors of logic and reason. (MORALOGI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree411.4
2) Agree2699
3) Uncertain48416.3
4) Disagree140347.1
5) Strongly disagree77926.2
Missing111 
TOTAL2976100.0
403) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - My doubts about traditional Christianity are so serious that I am unable to pray to God. (DOUBTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16.5
2) Agree341.1
3) Uncertain832.8
4) Disagree131243.6
5) Strongly disagree156151.9
Missing80 
TOTAL3006100.0
404) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - I am moving toward a world view that this life, the life experienced through our senses, is all there is. (THISLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18.6
2) Agree431.4
3) Uncertain1916.4
4) Disagree97732.7
5) Strongly disagree176258.9
Missing96 
TOTAL2991100.0
405) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - I tend to discount or rationalize the nature miracles described in the New Testament, such as walking on water and turning water into wine. (MIRACLS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree321.1
2) Agree1404.7
3) Uncertain1665.5
4) Disagree117539.2
5) Strongly disagree148449.5
Missing91 
TOTAL2997100.0
406) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - There is an inner contradiction between following Christ and the exercise of leadership in government. (CHRISTGO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1073.6
2) Agree79726.7
3) Uncertain92330.9
4) Disagree90330.2
5) Strongly disagree2578.6
Missing100 
TOTAL2987100.0
407) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - I believe that the pursuit of pleasure is a valid way to keep some balance and enjoyment in my life. (BALANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree712.4
2) Agree92930.9
3) Uncertain56018.6
4) Disagree112837.5
5) Strongly disagree31910.6
Missing79 
TOTAL3007100.0
408) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - The phrase, "if it feels good, do it," is a good principle of life for the Christian today. (JUSTDOIT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree19.6
2) Agree842.8
3) Uncertain1434.7
4) Disagree126942
5) Strongly disagree151049.9
Missing62 
TOTAL3025100.0
409) Church members vary considerably in their views on how much Mennonites and Brethren in Christ get involved in the larger societies in which we live. Response to the following will help our church leaders understand where our current membership stands on these issues. Circle the number of your response. - One's own religion should be more a matter of personal choice than directed by churchly doctrines and standards of behavior. (NODOCTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1565.2
2) Agree87729.1
3) Uncertain42414.1
4) Disagree120539.9
5) Strongly disagree35511.8
Missing71 
TOTAL3017100.0
410) Following are some things that influence people to give money to church and charitable causes. Circle the numbers in front of the three items that influence you most in your decisions about giving. (GIVING1)
TOTAL%
1) A sense of Christian duty to give258484.6
2) Being presented with specific needs2538.3
3) A sense of gratitude for God's love and goodness1976.4
4) Habit or custom over a period of time9.3
5) The church's or the pastor's urging to give2.1
6) To obtain tax benefits3.1
7) Other (please specify):7.2
Missing32 
TOTAL3055100.0
411) Following are some things that influence people to give money to church and charitable causes. Circle the numbers in front of the three items that influence you most in your decisions about giving. (GIVING2)
TOTAL%
2) Being presented with specific needs188370.3
3) A sense of gratitude for God's love and goodness72227
4) Habit or custom over a period of time612.3
5) The church's or the pastor's urging to give8.3
7) Other (please specify):5.2
Missing408 
TOTAL2679100.0
412) Following are some things that influence people to give money to church and charitable causes. Circle the numbers in front of the three items that influence you most in your decisions about giving. (GIVING3)
TOTAL%
3) A sense of gratitude for God's love and goodness160861.6
4) Habit or custom over a period of time60123
5) The church's or the pastor's urging to give1234.7
6) To obtain tax benefits2128.1
7) Other (please specify):672.6
Missing476 
TOTAL2611100.0
413) Which is closest to your pattern of giving money to church budget and offerings? (CHBUDGET)
TOTAL%
1) I give a planned amount (per week, month, or year).203667.2
2) I give irregular amounts, fairly often.57418.9
3) I give irregular amounts, occasionally during the year.33411
4) I seldom or never give.872.9
Missing56 
TOTAL3031100.0
414) On the basis of your knowledge of what your district and denominational church agencies are doing, how satisfied are you with the way the money contributed to these agencies is being used? (USEMONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied52817.4
2) Satisfied170856.2
3) Somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied72623.9
4) Dissatisfied622
5) Very dissatisfied15.5
Missing48 
TOTAL3039100.0
415) Of the money given in congregational offerings, there appears to be some shift in the direction of a larger proportion going to local congregations and a smaller proportion going to church agencies beyond the congregation. Do you tend to favor or disfavor such a trend? (LOCALCON)
TOTAL%
1) Favor95031.1
2) Disfavor82327
3) Uncertain127741.9
Missing36 
TOTAL3050100.0
416) Some persons appear to favor giving their money to designated causes rather than to a church budget which distributes to all causes. Which do you tend to favor? (GIVETO)
TOTAL%
1) Giving to a unified church budget144447.7
2) Giving to designated causes68222.5
3) It makes no difference to me--I'll give the same either way.90329.8
Missing59 
TOTAL3029100.0
417) Have you prepared a will? (WILL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes205167.1
2) No100432.9
Missing32 
TOTAL3055100.0
418) If you have prepared a will, have you included a provision that would benefit the church (local, district, or denominational) or a church-sponsored agency? (BENEFIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71035.3
2) No130364.7
Missing1074 
TOTAL2013100.0
419) How much did you, together with the other family members in your household, give to church and charitable causes in 1988? Circle the number of the category indicating your best estimate: (GIVING)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing16.5
2) $1-991033.4
3) $100-4992979.8
4) $500-99935411.7
5) $1,000-1,49936111.9
6) $1,500-1,9992879.5
7) $2,000-4,99993931
8) $5,000-9,99931810.5
9) $10,000 or over943.1
10) No information2648.7
Missing54 
TOTAL3033100.0
420) Of the amount you have indicated above, how much was given to non-denominational causes such as "faith" missions, radio and TV programs, Gideons, etc.? (CAUSES)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing96432
2) Under $10077625.8
3) $100-19937112.3
4) $200-4992869.5
5) $500-9991484.9
6) $1,000-1,9991003.3
7) $2,000 and over742.5
8) No information2939.7
Missing74 
TOTAL3012100.0
421) Tithing is generally understood to mean giving at least one-tenth of one's net income to church and charitable causes. Which of the following would you include in your views on tithing? Circle one or more responses, and write in the blank space any other opinion which you hold. - The church should urge all members to tithe. (ALLTITHE)
TOTAL%
0) No151049.3
1) Yes155150.7
Missing26 
TOTAL3061100.0
422) Tithing is generally understood to mean giving at least one-tenth of one's net income to church and charitable causes. Which of the following would you include in your views on tithing? Circle one or more responses, and write in the blank space any other opinion which you hold. - Tithing is legalistic and not in harmony with the ideal of Christian freedom. (NOTITHE)
TOTAL%
0) No297597.2
1) Yes872.8
Missing26 
TOTAL3062100.0
423) Tithing is generally understood to mean giving at least one-tenth of one's net income to church and charitable causes. Which of the following would you include in your views on tithing? Circle one or more responses, and write in the blank space any other opinion which you hold. - The tithe is a Biblical standard which all Christians should accept as a guide for giving. (TITHEBIB)
TOTAL%
0) No127641.7
1) Yes178658.3
Missing26 
TOTAL3062100.0
424) Tithing is generally understood to mean giving at least one-tenth of one's net income to church and charitable causes. Which of the following would you include in your views on tithing? Circle one or more responses, and write in the blank space any other opinion which you hold. - God expects the tithe and any voluntary giving begins only when one goes beyond the tithe. (MORETITH)
TOTAL%
0) No221772.4
1) Yes84427.6
Missing26 
TOTAL3061100.0
425) Tithing is generally understood to mean giving at least one-tenth of one's net income to church and charitable causes. Which of the following would you include in your views on tithing? Circle one or more responses, and write in the blank space any other opinion which you hold. - Although tithing is a worthy goal, no one should feel guilty if they give less. (LESSTITH)
TOTAL%
0) No215370.3
1) Yes90929.7
Missing26 
TOTAL3062100.0
426) Tithing is generally understood to mean giving at least one-tenth of one's net income to church and charitable causes. Which of the following would you include in your views on tithing? Circle one or more responses, and write in the blank space any other opinion which you hold. - In prompting giving, the church should not refer to tithing. (NOTTITHE)
TOTAL%
0) No294096
1) Yes1214
Missing26 
TOTAL3061100.0
427) Tithing is generally understood to mean giving at least one-tenth of one's net income to church and charitable causes. Which of the following would you include in your views on tithing? Circle one or more responses, and write in the blank space any other opinion which you hold. - What church members give is their own business and the church should not urge any standard upon them. (OWNTITHE)
TOTAL%
0) No266987.2
1) Yes39312.8
Missing26 
TOTAL3062100.0
428) Tithing is generally understood to mean giving at least one-tenth of one's net income to church and charitable causes. Which of the following would you include in your views on tithing? Circle one or more responses, and write in the blank space any other opinion which you hold. - It is not right to expect all members to give similar proportions. (SIMTITHE)
TOTAL%
0) No213469.7
1) Yes92730.3
Missing26 
TOTAL3061100.0
429) Tithing is generally understood to mean giving at least one-tenth of one's net income to church and charitable causes. Which of the following would you include in your views on tithing? Circle one or more responses, and write in the blank space any other opinion which you hold. - Other (please specify): (OTHTITHE)
TOTAL%
0) No288294.1
1) Yes1805.9
Missing26 
TOTAL3062100.0
430) Which of the following best expresses your opinion about cooperation between the various Mennonite and Brethren in Christ denominations? (COOPERAT)
TOTAL%
1) There should be no cooperative activities at all.461.5
2) There should be fewer cooperative activities than there now are.551.8
3) Cooperation should be maintained about at current levels.95732
4) Cooperative activities and programs should be gradually increased as specific needs for cooperation arise.135545.2
5) Every effort should be made toward eventual integration of as many programs and institutions as possible.58219.4
Missing93 
TOTAL2995100.0
431) Which statement best expresses your opinion about your congregation engaging in cooperative programs and activities with churches of other denominations (Mennonite or non-Mennonite) in your local community? (COOPCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Such activities should be avoided, as they might do more harm than good.672.2
2) There should be fewer cooperative activities than there are now.361.2
3) Some cooperative activities could be engaged in with proper caution.94431.5
4) Cooperative programs and activities should be actively encouraged.136045.3
5) Our congregation should make all efforts to plan and promote such inter-church cooperation.59319.8
Missing86 
TOTAL3000100.0
432) Would you like to see your own denomination unite with some other Mennonite or Brethren in Christ group? (UNITE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59619.6
2) No102633.7
3) Uncertain141946.7
Missing45 
TOTAL3041100.0
433) If you answered "yes," to the above question, what other denomination would you prefer? Name of denomination: (DENOM)
TOTAL%
9) All Mennonite and BIC churches4010.6
10) General Conference14538.3
11) Mennonite Brethren225.8
12) Evangelical Mennonite41.1
13) (Old) Mennonite Church8522.4
15) Old Order Mennonite (and Wisler Mennonite)2.5
18) Brethren in Christ328.4
21) Evangelical Mennonite Conference (KMB)2.5
30) Brethren133.4
44) Methodist (including Evangelical United Brethren, Wesleyan)41.1
45) United Church of Christ (Cong. Christian, Cong., Evangelical and Reformed)1.3
49) Other "mainline" Protestant (CMA, Plymouth Brethren, Christian, Alliance, Non-denominational, Disciples of Christ, Moravian)2.5
50) Baptist92.4
51) Church of God2.5
54) Missionary2.5
55) Pentecostal41.1
56) Apostolic Christian1.3
57) Assembly of God3.8
59) Other fundamentalist, evangelical free, or sect groups3.8
60) Catholic1.3
93) 2.5
Missing2711 
TOTAL379100.0
434) Would you prefer that the word "Mennonite" (or "Brethren in Christ") not be used as a part of the name of your local congregation? (NAMEMENN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2839.4
2) No231076.4
3) Uncertain43214.3
Missing63 
TOTAL3025100.0
435) There appears to be some tendency for American and Canadian Mennonite church conferences and boards to develop increasing national identity and separate programs, with decreasing joint activity across national boundaries. Do you tend to favor it or disfavor it? (NOJOINT)
TOTAL%
1) I favor it.32910.8
2) I disfavor it.103134
3) I am undecided.167555.2
Missing51 
TOTAL3035100.0
436) How satisfied or dissatisfied are you, in general, with the program and emphases of the Mennonite Central Committee? (HAPPYCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied56718.5
2) Satisfied150349.1
3) Partly satisfied, partly dissatisfied43314.2
4) Dissatisfied431.4
5) Very dissatisfied28.9
6) No opinion48415.8
Missing28 
TOTAL3058100.0
437) The Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) has gradually developed as a grass roots ministry coordinated by the Mennonite Central Committee. How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the MDS program as it presently exists? (MDSBYMCC)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied55018
2) Satisfied185660.8
3) Partly satisfied, partly dissatisfied1464.8
4) Dissatisfied7.2
5) Very dissatisfied2.1
6) No opinion49316.1
Missing31 
TOTAL3054100.0
438) The Mennonite Central Committee maintains offices in Washington, D.C. and in Ottawa, Canada in order to present the concerns of our churches on matters of war and peace, the draft, and various social issues. Do you tend to favor or to disfavor this type of contact with the national government? (MCCGOV)
TOTAL%
1) I tend to favor it.219471.8
2) I tend to disfavor it.1324.3
3) I am neutral on this.39713
4) I have no opinion.33110.8
Missing34 
TOTAL3054100.0
439) Given our affluent twentieth century society and the availability of many commercial insurance companies, which statement best expresses your view of the need of mutual aid programs within the framework of the church; such as offered by Mennonite Mutual Aid (MMA)? (INSURANC)
TOTAL%
1) Mutual aid is no longer needed.692.9
2) Mutual aid is needed but it is not practical for the church to provide it.2108.9
3) Mutual aid is needed but can best be given only at the local congregational level.27811.8
4) Mutual aid is needed at the local level and in church-wide sharing programs.180276.4
Missing728 
TOTAL2359100.0
440) Following are six types of insurance and investment programs. Circle one or more column numbers for each, indicating your family's involvement in each type. - Health insurance (HLTHINS)
TOTAL%
1) With MMA70428.4
2) With another company57023
3) Provided through your employer106843
4) Don't have any863.5
5) Don't know552.2
Missing603 
TOTAL2483100.0
441) Following are six types of insurance and investment programs. Circle one or more column numbers for each, indicating your family's involvement in each type. - Life insurance (LIFEINS)
TOTAL%
1) With MMA1014.3
2) With another company112347.9
3) Provided through your employer64327.4
4) Don't have any37916.2
5) Don't know974.1
Missing744 
TOTAL2343100.0
442) Following are six types of insurance and investment programs. Circle one or more column numbers for each, indicating your family's involvement in each type. - Auto insurance (AUTOINS)
TOTAL%
1) With MMA43717.7
2) With another company188376.3
3) Provided through your employer351.4
4) Don't have any552.2
5) Don't know572.3
Missing620 
TOTAL2467100.0
443) Following are six types of insurance and investment programs. Circle one or more column numbers for each, indicating your family's involvement in each type. - Long-term care insurance (CAREINS)
TOTAL%
1) With MMA683.2
2) With another company31615
3) Provided through your employer36917.5
4) Don't have any106250.3
5) Don't know29514
Missing977 
TOTAL2110100.0
444) Following are six types of insurance and investment programs. Circle one or more column numbers for each, indicating your family's involvement in each type. - Annuity or other retirement plan (RETIREMT)
TOTAL%
1) With MMA1777.9
2) With another company69531
3) Provided through your employer65129
4) Don't have any57325.5
5) Don't know1496.6
Missing842 
TOTAL2245100.0
445) Following are six types of insurance and investment programs. Circle one or more column numbers for each, indicating your family's involvement in each type. - Mutual Fund (investment) (MUTUALFD)
TOTAL%
1) With MMA432
2) With another company70732.8
3) Provided through your employer1034.8
4) Don't have any107249.7
5) Don't know23010.7
Missing932 
TOTAL2155100.0
446) When you make decisions regarding health insurance, which of these factors are important to you? Circle the five factors that are most important for you. (FACTOR1)
TOTAL%
1) Company's ability to provide service168672.6
2) Benefits42118.1
3) Cost924
4) Company's commitment to me regardless of future health problems441.9
5) Ethical investment guidelines14.6
6) Extra benefits, like catastrophe aid3.1
7) Financial strength of the company2.1
8) Mutual aid orientation6.3
9) Nonpressured sales approach4.2
12) Reputation2.1
14) Trustworthiness of the company4.2
16) Company operated by the church9.4
17) Other: (Please specify)351.5
Missing764 
TOTAL2322100.0
447) When you make decisions regarding health insurance, which of these factors are important to you? Circle the five factors that are most important for you. (FACTOR2)
TOTAL%
2) Benefits133659.9
3) Cost59126.5
4) Company's commitment to me regardless of future health problems1346
5) Ethical investment guidelines452
6) Extra benefits, like catastrophe aid341.5
7) Financial strength of the company17.8
8) Mutual aid orientation271.2
9) Nonpressured sales approach14.6
10) Options5.2
11) Proximity of the company to me10
12) Reputation14.6
13) Size of the company10
14) Trustworthiness of the company9.4
15) Wellness emphasis10
16) Company operated by the church10
17) Other: (Please specify)2.1
Missing856 
TOTAL2232100.0
448) When you make decisions regarding health insurance, which of these factors are important to you? Circle the five factors that are most important for you. (FACTOR3)
TOTAL%
3) Cost117353.4
4) Company's commitment to me regardless of future health problems35316.1
5) Ethical investment guidelines1255.7
6) Extra benefits, like catastrophe aid823.7
7) Financial strength of the company1285.8
8) Mutual aid orientation954.3
9) Nonpressured sales approach713.2
10) Options432
11) Proximity of the company to me16.7
12) Reputation472.1
13) Size of the company3.1
14) Trustworthiness of the company452
15) Wellness emphasis6.3
16) Company operated by the church8.4
17) Other: (Please specify)10
Missing890 
TOTAL2196100.0
449) When you make decisions regarding health insurance, which of these factors are important to you? Circle the five factors that are most important for you. (FACTOR4)
TOTAL%
4) Company's commitment to me regardless of future health problems62429.6
5) Ethical investment guidelines743.5
6) Extra benefits, like catastrophe aid1828.6
7) Financial strength of the company25211.9
8) Mutual aid orientation1477
9) Nonpressured sales approach1386.5
10) Options813.8
11) Proximity of the company to me291.4
12) Reputation28813.6
13) Size of the company241.1
14) Trustworthiness of the company2089.9
15) Wellness emphasis422
16) Company operated by the church18.9
17) Other: (Please specify)3.1
Missing976 
TOTAL2110100.0
450) When you make decisions regarding health insurance, which of these factors are important to you? Circle the five factors that are most important for you. (FACTOR5)
TOTAL%
2) Benefits2.1
5) Ethical investment guidelines482.4
6) Extra benefits, like catastrophe aid844.1
7) Financial strength of the company1617.9
8) Mutual aid orientation1045.1
9) Nonpressured sales approach844.1
10) Options522.6
11) Proximity of the company to me18.9
12) Reputation21310.5
13) Size of the company301.5
14) Trustworthiness of the company79539.1
15) Wellness emphasis1507.4
16) Company operated by the church26312.9
17) Other: (Please specify)281.4
Missing1057 
TOTAL2032100.0
451) Weighting factor (WTFACTOR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1.0010.456
452) Church (for use with on-line analysis) (I-CHURCH)
TOTAL%
0) MC139445.2
1) GCMC82726.8
2) MBC56018.1
3) BCC2558.3
4) EMC511.7
TOTAL3087100.0
453) Your gender (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male143146.7
2) Female163653.3
Missing19 
TOTAL3067100.0
454) Your age at last birthday: (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) Under 3055218
1) 30 - 3968622.4
2) 40 - 4952217
3) 50 - 6474424.3
4) 65 & over56418.4
Missing20 
TOTAL3068100.0
455) Your marital status: (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
0) Single42413.8
1) Married246379.9
2) Widowed1424.6
3) Div./Sep.531.7
Missing4 
TOTAL3082100.0
456) How much formal schooling have you had? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUCATN)
TOTAL%
0) Lt HS grad70723
1) H.S. grad84527.5
2) Some coll.56218.3
3) Coll. grad31110.1
4) Grad schl64921.1
Missing13 
TOTAL3074100.0
457) In what state, province, or foreign country are you presently living? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-WHERLIVE)
TOTAL%
0) U.S.209468.6
1) Canada94631
2) Other13.4
Missing34 
TOTAL3053100.0
458) If you circled 3 "White," what national background were your ancestors largely from before coming to Canada or the United States? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-NTNLTY)
TOTAL%
1) Swiss/South German/Alsatian115540
2) Dutch/North German/Prussian/Russian138047.8
3) British1224.2
4) Other2297.9
Missing202 
TOTAL2886100.0
459) Circle the code number for the figures that come closest to the combined l988 net income(before income taxes) of all members of your household living at home: (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) Lt 20K62622.2
1) 20-29K72725.7
2) 30-39K53018.8
3) 40-49K40014.2
4) 50K & up54319.2
Missing261 
TOTAL2826100.0
460) (For American respondents) With which one of the following American political positions do you tend to be most in sympathy or agreement? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
0) Democrat40325.1
1) Republican113170.5
2) Independnt714.4
Missing1482 
TOTAL1605100.0