97% OF MOLODVANS IDENTIFY AS ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS

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Pravoslavie.ru – 3/4/17

According to the 2014 Republic of Moldova census, 96.8% of its citizens identify as Orthodox Christians. This represents a 1.3% increase over the 2004 census, reports Orthodox Moldova.

The census data was just released at a press conference on March 31, three years after it was collected.

The next largest religious group in Moldova is Baptists, representing 1% of the population. Jehovah’s Witnesses make up 0.7% of the population, Pentecostals—0.4%, Seventh Day Adventists—0.3%, and Roman Catholics—0.1%.

0.2% of those polled declared themselves agnostic or atheist—a 1.2% drop from the 2004 census. 6.9% of those included in the census-taking did not state their religion.

The Orthodox Church in Moldova is represented by the autonomous Metropolis of Chișinău and All Moldova (The Moldovan Orthodox Church) under the Russian Orthodox Church, and by the autonomous Metropolis of Bessarabia (The Bessarabian Orthodox Church) under the Romanian Orthodox Church.

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2 thoughts on “97% OF MOLODVANS IDENTIFY AS ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS

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  2. There is something wrong in this statistics. If 6.9% of those included in the census-taking did not state their religion and 2.5% belong to minority churches or sects and 0.2% declare themselves agnostic or atheist then 96.8% of Moldovan citizens can’t be Orthodox Christians. According to my mathematics 90.4% are Orthodox unless 96.8% of those who indicate their religion identify as Orthodox Christians.

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