On November 22, Fulcrum7 launched a Survey on women's ordination. The survey lasted 40-days, and was open to members in the North American Division (N.A.D.) of Seventh-day Adventists.
We used a simple schema:
- Participants had to live within the N.A.D.
- Voters outside the N.A.D. had their votes vacated (cancelled).
- A person could only vote once (all double votes were deleted).
- Participants had to identify their state (if from the U.S.), or province if from Canada.
- Participants could choose between three answers:
- "I support Women's Ordination"
- "I do not support Women's Ordination"
- "I am undecided"
- "I support the ordination of women" 23.09%
- "I do not support the ordination of women" 75.51%
- Undecided 1.40 %
- California was 72.2% opposed to WO.
- Michigan was 72.54% opposed to WO.
- The small amount of undecided votes came from Texas, Michigan, Hawaii, Arizona and Kansas and Tennessee.
- I participated in the survey; David Read did not.
- Florida was 38.8% in favor of WO.
- When the survey opened (11-23-16) there was a steady wave of opposition votes. After three days, there was a substantial influx of pro-WO votes that lasted for several days. During the middle and end of the survey, voting was more opposed to WO.
- Of those opposed to female ordination, 41.9% were women.
- Of those in favor of ordaining women, 38.9% were women.
To those of you who participated in the survey, thank you. Each of your votes counted, and are appreciated. Have a great new Year!