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The absolute majority of Orthodox Ukrainians consider themselves to belong to the Moscow Patriarchate

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The absolute, overwhelming majority of Orthodox people in Ukraine belong to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXHFnMbMXXg&t=944s, , time 14:58

According to the sociological research of the Razumkov Center, since 2014, after the annexation of Crimea and the beginning of the war in Donbas, the number of Ukrainian citizens who identify themselves with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate, which is independent of Russia, has significantly exceeded the number of supporters of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the control of the Moscow Patriarchate, and the gap is widening. See table on page 17:

Question: To which Orthodox Church do you belong (percentage of those who consider themselves Orthodox)?

2010 2013 2014 2016 2017 2018
Church of the Moscow Patriarchate 34.5 27.7 24.8 23.0 17.4 19.1
Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate 22.1 25.9 31.9 38.1 38.8 42.6
Ukrainian Autocephalous Church 1.3 1.2 0.9 2.7 1.5 0.4


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Reported in: Issue 118
Date: 12.09.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Keywords: fake statistics, Orthodox Church
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: ‘Vremya pokazhet’ @ Pervyi kanal
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