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Recent poll about religion in Ukraine
« on: January 13, 2009, 03:30:07 PM »
http://www.cerkva.info/2009/01/12/UaOrthodox.html

Of 2036 respondents, 53% stated that they believe in God and have always believed in God. 21% stated that they had not believed in God before, but believe in God now. 11% stated that they either never believed in God, or used to believe but now do not. Finally 15% refused to answer.

46% of the respondents believe in miracles; 32% do not; the remaining 22% hesitate.

38% of the respondents believe that there is life after death and 37% believe that there is no life after death.

40% believe that heaven exists, 36% do not believe that heaven exists.

39% believe that hell exists and 36% do not believe that hell exists.

34% believe that dead ancestors supernaturally affect our lives; 38% do not believe in any supernatural powers of dead ancestors.

Atheists in the group of respondents who are over 50 years old comprise 11%, but in the group of respondents who are under 30 years old - 7%.

In Western Ukraine there are only 3% of atheists, while in the Central, Southern and Eastern regions there are 13% of respondents who say they are atheists.

62% characterized the environment in which they were raised as Orthodox; 6% - as Eastern Rite Catholic; 27% - as non-religious, and 5% could not identify it (or did not want to).

Among female respondents, 63% said that they always believed in God, while among male respondents this figure is 41%.

UKRINFORM state agency conducted the poll.
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One more poll, Ukrainian university students
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009, 11:27:10 AM »
http://life.pravda.com.ua/problem/49816cf764632/

There is no indication of how many students were studied, but it seems that it was a large survey organized by the German radio station "The German Wave" ("Deutche Wäle" (sp.?)).

Says that ~66% of the Ukrainian university students identified themselves as religious or having religious beliefs (no data on particular creeds or confessions).

The "majority" (no exact percentage indicated) is said to condemn violence, slavery (including the modern human trafficking and sexual slavery), sexual harassment, illicit drug use, suicide, and abandonment of newborn children (abortion is not mentioned in the survey). Also the "majority" names as high priorities health, strong family, material wealth and independence.

About 50% of the respondents have serious concerns about the possibility of unemployment in the near future, after graduation. Approximately 30% seriously plan to leave Ukraine for good. :(

About 30% of the students favor the possibility for Ukraine to become NATO member, and about 30% are against it; the rest is undecided or refused to comment.

The "majority" (again no data in figures) stated that politics does not interest them and that of all issues raised by politicians they consider ecological issues to be the only ones worthy of concern.
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