Every two out of three (67.3%) citizens of Ukraine consider themselves believers. And at least once a month, less than a quarter (21.3%) attend divine services.
These are the results of the sociological study “all-Ukrainian omnibus”, conducted by the research company “Active Group” in April 2021.
31.6% of respondents said that they are believers in the survey. Rather, 35.7% consider themselves believers. Rather, 13.1% are not believers, and definitely, 16.8% are not believers. 2.8% of respondents were undecided about the answer to the question.
Comparing these data with the results of last year’s active Group survey, it can be stated that the percentage of Ukrainian believers decreased: in May 2020, 73% of Ukrainian citizens considered themselves believers or rather believers, and in April 2021, the percentage of believers was 67.3%.
Answering the question “how often do you attend services?”9.7% of respondents said that they try not to miss them and visit them every week. 11.6% attend these events once a month. 26.6% said that they attend divine services every two to three months, and 33.2%-twice a year or less. 19% of respondents do not attend services at all.
Respondents were also asked what denomination they belong to. It turned out that 35% of respondents who are Orthodox Christians consider themselves parishioners of the OCU (headed by Metropolitan Epiphanius). 27.4% of Orthodox respondents named the UOC (headed by Metropolitan Onufriy) their denomination, while 17.1% of Orthodox respondents named the UOC of the Kyiv Patriarchate (headed by honorary Patriarch Filaret). 1.7% attend Old Believer churches, and 5.5% do not consider themselves to belong to any of the faiths. 13.3% of respondents were undecided.
The full presentation with the results of the study can be downloaded here.
The study was conducted by Active Group on April 24-25, 2021 using the CATI method (telephone interviews based on a clearly structured questionnaire using intelligent systems). Geography: the entire territory of Ukraine, with the exception of the occupied regions. A total of 1,200 respondents were interviewed. The sample is representative by age, gender, region of Ukraine, and type of locality (city/village). The error with a confidence probability of 0.95 does not exceed 2.9%.