Over half of Ukrainians support the ban of the UOC-MP in Ukraine – "Rating" opinion poll

08.04.2022, 11:53
According to the results of the national survey "Ukraine at war" conducted by the "Rating" sociological group on April 6, there is growing support in Ukraine to sever ties between the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church.

This is reported by Interfax-Religion.

This initiative was supported by 74% of respondents on the day of the survey, while at the beginning of March this year – only 63%. Only 7% of respondents do not support this initiative.

That said, more than half of the respondents (51%) believe that the state should completely ban the activities of the UOC-MP on the territory of Ukraine, but the ban is supported by two-thirds of the respondents in the West of the country and only 29% in the East. 21% of respondents support the withdrawal of benefits and cancellation of lease agreements for church premises.

At the same time, 20% support the non-interference of the state in the Church's affairs - most of all in the East (35%) and South (25%).

During the CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews) study, 1,200 respondents aged 18 and over were interviewed in all regions except the temporarily occupied territories. The sample is representative by age, gender, and type of settlement. The study's representativeness error with a confidence probability of 0.95: no more than 2.8%.