Ukrainians want to see Metropolitan Epifaniy as Primate of the United Church - survey results

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On June 25-28, 2021, the Kyiv International Institute of sociology (KIIS) conducted an all-Ukrainian public opinion poll on attitudes towards the main Churches of Ukraine. 1,003 respondents living in all regions of Ukraine (except the Autonomous Republic of Crimea) and the occupied parts of Luhansk and Donetsk regions were interviewed.

The question was the following: Who would Ukrainians like to see as the Primate of the United Church?

Table 1 shows the results for the imaginary situation of unification of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, and Table 2 shows the imaginary situation of unification of all three major churches: the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. For the first situation, the respondent was asked to choose between Epifaniy and Onufriy, who they would like to see as Primate. In the second situation, the respondent was asked to choose between Epifaniy, Onufriy and Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

Who would you like to see as the Primate of a single local church in the event of the unification of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church?

 

June 2020 June 2021
100% in a column % among all respondents % among respondents who have decided on their opinion % among all respondents % among respondents who have decided on their opinion
Epifaniy 25,6 65,7 34,0 68,3
Onufriy 12,2 31,4 14,8 29,7
Other 1,2 3,0 1,0 2,0
HARD TO SAY
54,9 --- 48,2 ---
REFUSED TO RESPOND
6,2 --- 2,0 ---

 

Who would you like to see as the Primate of a single local church in the event of the unification of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church?

  June 2020 June 2021
100% in a column % among all respondents % among respondents who have decided on their opinion % among all respondents % among respondents who have decided on their opinion
Epifaniy 20,2 49,7 27,0 50,4
Onufriy 10,5 25,8 13,6 25,3
Sviatoslav Shevchuk 9,4 23,2 12,9 24,1
Other 0,5 1,3 0,1 0,3
HARD TO SAY
52,2 --- 44,4 ---
REFUSED TO RESPOND
7,2 ---

 

In both cases, as in June 2020, Epifaniy continues to maintain the leadership. In the event of a situation of unification of the OCU and the UOC-MP, 34% of Ukrainians would like to see him at the head of the United Church, Onufriy – 15% (in June 2020 – 26% against 12%). You can also calculate the data for those who have decided on their choice. Thus, 68% choose Epifaniy, 30% – Onufriy.

In the case of unification of the OCU, UOC-MP and UGCC, 27% choose Epifaniy, 14% – Onufriy, 13% - Sviatoslav Shevchuk. Among those who have decided on their opinion, Epifaniy is chosen by 50%, Onufriy – 25%, Svyatoslav Shevchuk – 24%.

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