Tax Comparisons:


Pro-Parris Tax Anti-Parris Tax
Mean 14.78 Mean 14.93
Median 12.00 Median 12.00
Mode 10.00 Mode 9.00
Range 34.00 Range 42.00
Minimum 4.00 Minimum 4.00
Maximum 38.00 Maximum 46.00
Sum 561.50 Sum 612.00
Count 38.00 Count 41.00
Pro- and Anti-Parris Tax Rates 1700

To see what happened to members of Salem Village's two factions by the end of the 1690s, users can work with the 1700 Tax Data Set or the "1700" column of the Tax Comparison Data Set. Like other tax data sets, this one provides the names of Salem Villagers who were assessed taxes in 1700; their tax in shillings; a designation as to whether they signed the pro- or anti-Parris petition of 1695 (or did not sign either paper); and a sort column.

Filtering the taxpayer list into pro- and anti-Parris groups and calculating descriptive statistics for each faction shows that thirty-eight taxpayers had signed the pro-Parris petition five years earlier. This group had drawn virtually even with the forty-one anti-Parris petitioners paying taxes in 1700. Indeed by 1700, the median tax of those signing the pro-Parris petition was equal to that of the anti-Parris petitioners. To be sure, if one looks closely at the list of taxpayers, the anti-Parris group now included a number of the "young men" of 1695, who were paying taxes for the first time. Their assessments were low, reflecting in part their young age. Nevertheless, even if they were excluded from the analysis, the pro-Parris group would still have gained considerable ground.

The improved condition of the ministry faction by 1700 is confirmed in comparison to all Salem Village taxpayers.

Rank and percentile analysis can determine where members of each faction stood in 1700. Click Next.