religion in russia

@plddre79 (161)
United States
May 21, 2009 11:10am CST
in the past, religious believvers in russia were thought to be mostly women, the elderly, and those with an incomplete secondary education. however, data now shows a rise in religious affiliation among youths, men, and those with higher education, according to the russian newspaper rossiyskaya gazeta. between 1998 and 2001, only 30 percent of the population identified themselves as orthodox but after that figure reached more than 50 percent. russian sociologist recently found that 30 percent of russians believe in life after death, 24 percent in heaven and hell, and 28 percent in religious miracles. nearly a third of those surveyed agreed with the statement i believe that god exists and have no doubts about that. at the same time, 30 percent of russians believe in astrology, and 50 to 55 percent believe in prophetic dreams and omens. open for discussion!
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
21 May 09
Hi plddre, I guess that Russian People are much like people everywhere, the fact that the Soviet Union tried to suppress religion doesn't mean that they could stop people from believing in God or an afterlife. I believe that we are spiritual beings and while certain beliefs will come and go and religions rise and fall, that spark of divinity within us never goes out completely. For that reason I'm not surprised that religion is making a comeback in Russia. Blessings.