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There are more Orthodox than Lutherans in Estonia

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/61179.htm There are more Orthodox than Lutherans in Estonia Tallinn, April 29, 2013 There are more Orthodox Christians than
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      There are more Orthodox than Lutherans in Estonia
      Tallinn, April 29, 2013

      There are more Orthodox Christians than representatives of other
      religions among residents of Estonia aged 15 and above. 16% of Estonia's
      population call themselves Orthodox, reports Interfax Religion.

      According to the 2011 population and living space census, 10% of the
      Estonian population consider themselves Lutherans, reported the
      Department of Statistics on Monday.

      At the same time, the Russian-speaking population of Estonia, which
      makes up about one third of the total population of the country, is more
      religious than the Estonian. 59% of them consider that they follow a
      religion, while only 19% of the Estonian-speaking population do so.
      Overall, 320,827 people (or 29%) aged 15 or over consider that they
      follow a particular religion. This proportion has not changed since the
      previous population census held in 2000.

      In 2011 there were followers of 90 different religious movements in
      Estonia. The number of those who refused to answer the questions about
      religion rose to 14% in comparison with the year 2000.

      51% of Belarusians, 50% of Ukrainians, 47% of Russians and 41% of
      Armenians currently living in Estonia referred to Orthodox Christianity
      as their religion. 14% of Estonians, 27% of Finns, 15% of Germans and
      14% of Latvians consider themselves Lutherans. 47% of Poles and 33% of
      Lithuanians in Estonia consider themselves Catholics.
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