More than half of Ukrainians are faithful of the OCU, and only 4% of the UOC-MP, - survey results

05 August, 14:12
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The survey was conducted on July 6-20, 2022, using the Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) based on a random sample of mobile phone numbers among 2,000 adult respondents living in all regions of Ukraine (except the Autonomous Republic of Crimea). The respondents were citizens of Ukraine who, at the time of the survey, lived on the territory of Ukraine within limits controlled by the Ukrainian authorities until February 24.

The Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) survey results, held on July 6-20, were shared on August 5 by Ukrainska Pravda.

 

Another 14% consider themselves simply Orthodox, without specifying the Patriarchate.

Compared to 2021, the share of those who identify with the Orthodox Church of Ukraine has increased from 42% to 54%. But the share of those who identify with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has decreased from 18% to 4%.

After Orthodoxy, most respondents identified themselves as atheists (10%) and Greek Catholics (8%). Other religions and confessions were named less frequently.

In all regions, most people identify with Orthodoxy and the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (from 59% in the center to 42% in the East). 3-6% of the UOC-MP identify themselves, depending on the region, while even in the East and South-only 5-6%. At the same time, the share of those who consider themselves Orthodox, but do not belong to any Patriarchate, is growing from West to east from 6% to 26%.

 

Also, the share of atheists is growing from West to East from 4% to 17%.

Among all linguistic-ethnic categories, most respondents identify with the OCU. Even among Russian-speaking Ukrainians, 36% consider themselves members of the OCU, while 13% consider themselves members of the UOC-MP.

 

Among all age categories, the majority identify themselves with the OCU. At the same time, for the age categories of 30+ years, this is more than half, while for the category of 18-29 years – slightly less than half.

 

Among younger people, there are more atheists – 22% among 18-29-year-olds. Among 30-39-year-olds, they constitute 12%, and in older age categories, they are even fewer.

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