The majority of respondents consider themselves to be Orthodox Christians, 15% do not consider themselves to be of any religion. More than half of Russians consider themselves religious. Respondents’ belief in the supernatural (life after death, religious miracles, the evil eye) remains a common phenomenon.
71% of respondents identify themselves as Orthodox, 5% as Muslims and about 3% as other religions (primarily Catholicism, Protestantism and Buddhism). Another 15% of respondents do not consider themselves to be of any religion and about 4% call themselves atheists.
Over the past couple of years, the number of Russians who do not attend religious services has grown noticeably; today there are about 43% of them. At the same time, about 9% of respondents attend religious services more or less regularly (the total number of those who attend services at least once a month), this indicator has decreased in recent years.
Slightly more than half (53%) of respondents consider themselves religious people: 9% – very religious (which more or less coincides with the number of those who regularly attend religious services), 44% – religious to some extent. A third define themselves as not too religious, 16% – as completely non-religious. This ratio has remained more or less constant in recent years.
Religious faith is combined in the minds of many with a belief in the supernatural.
Slightly more than half (51%) of respondents are inclined to believe that the Kingdom of Heaven exists: 27% are sure of it, 24% believe that it most likely exists. 14% believe that it most likely does not exist, a quarter do not believe in it.
About half of respondents (51%) consider religious miracles possible: 27% believe in them, another 24% think that they most likely exist.
The existence of the evil eye and bad spells is considered possible by 51% of respondents: 29% believe in them, 22% believe that they most likely exist. 43% of respondents do not believe in them.
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