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Number of Orthodox Christians, Muslims, grows in Russia
Interfax News Agency ^ | 24 December 2013 | anonymous

Posted on 12/24/2013 6:58:39 AM PST by tellw

Moscow, December 24, Interfax - Orthodox Christianity is the dominant religion in Russia (68%) and 7% of the country's population is Muslim. No more than 1% of residents define themselves as Catholics, Protestants, Judaists and others, Levada Center said.

There were 50% of Orthodox Christians and 4% of Muslims in the country a decade ago, Levada Center told Interfax, referring to a poll of 1,600 Russians in November.

The number of nonbelievers dipped, from 32% to 19%.

Meanwhile, the number of churchgoers is growing. Forty-three percent of the respondents admitted six years ago that they never went to church; there are 35% of them now. The number of people who go to church weekly has grown by 4%.

Six percent of citizens go to church monthly, 3% do that twice or thrice a month, 16% once a year, and 17% several times a year.

The number of Christians who never made their communion has decreased from 78% in 2007 to 65%, Levada Center said, adding that the number of Christians making their communion once a week or monthly had doubled, from 3% to 6%.


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1 posted on 12/24/2013 6:58:39 AM PST by tellw
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If they keep up this trend, Russia will survive. If they keep it up while the USA keep going faster in the opposite, hellbent direction, Russia will absolutely prevail.

Axios! to the Russian Orthodox bishops, who are fighting abortion and the gay plague, and defending the Christians in the Middle East. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3104925/posts

2 posted on 12/24/2013 7:14:13 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (When the heart is pure, it can't help loving, because it has found the source of love, which is God.)
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Amen! May the grace of the Lord shine upon my Russian brothers and sisters after decades of sorrow under the left.


3 posted on 12/24/2013 9:14:37 AM PST by Viennacon
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