Razumkov Centre: 70% of Ukrainians consider themselves believers

01 February 14:56
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An overwhelming majority of Ukraine's adult population call themselves believers. Photo: pixabay.com An overwhelming majority of Ukraine's adult population call themselves believers. Photo: pixabay.com

An overwhelming majority of Ukraine's adult population considers themselves believers.

According to the Razumkov Centre, on average 70% of adult citizens of Ukraine consider themselves believers. The study findings are published in the information materials “Specifics of Religious and Church-Religious Self-Determination of Ukraine’s Citizens: Trends 2000-2021”.

The study used the terms "believers", "non-believers", "Orthodox", "UOC-MP (UGCC, OCU) faithful", "simply Christians", and "simply Orthodox". The number of representatives of other confessions proved insufficient for their statistical analysis as separate groups.

Analysts recorded an increase in the number of believers in 2014 compared to 2013. Researchers say the figure of 67% to 76% is typical of a society under stress. This figure is still the highest in all years of observation. It subsequently declined, and in 2021 it made 68% of those surveyed. In response to the experts' question, "Whether you go to church or not, who do you think you are?", between 87% of westerners and 59% of easterners called themselves believers.

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