13% of Russians are church-goers or visit other religious assemblies
04 July 2011, 10:51
Islam has leading number of moral believers - poll
*** 13% of Russians are church-goers or visit other religious assemblies
Moscow, July 4, Interfax - Muslims demonstrate the highest rating of
commitment to moral norms if compared to followers of other religions.
Thus, the number of Islam believers with low, middle and high moral
status is 17%, 41%, 42% correspondingly. In Orthodoxy - 30%, 39%, 31%,
among believers of other religions 46%, 23%, 31%, among atheists - 32%,
Such a conclusion was made by authors of the Russian Sociological
Research Twenty years of reforms through Russians' eyes held by the
Sociological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in all
country's territorial and economical districts, in Moscow and
St.Petersburg among 1750 respondents aged 18 and older.
Researchers say that 13% of Russians visit churches and religious
assemblies. Religious assemblies are much more popular than any
coteries, affinity groups, political organizations and youth
associations (1-2% each).
Sociologists also found out what idea is able to unite Russian society.
The most popular idea is uniting Russian peoples in order to revive the
country as a superpower (42% of respondents) while the idea of
"purifying the society through Orthodox faith" is shared only by 9%
(compared to 6% in 1995).
Share of respondents who stand for consolidation of society on the
grounds of social values grows. Thus, if compared to 2001 their number
has grown by half and if compared to 1995 - it increased twofold (from
10% and 15% to 21%).
Besides, each fifth Russian today share socialistic views.