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2008 update

In 2008, the ISSP included Cyprus for a second time. According to the 2008 ISSP results published in the newspaper Simerini (22 November 2009), 59% of the public believes in God without reservations. Only 5% are atheists or agnostics. Belief in God is higher among women than men. 31% feel excessively religious and 36% somewhat religious, with only 7% self-identified as non-religious. 64% believe in life after death (down from 75% in 1998). 75% believe in miracles, 57% believe in Hell and 60% believe in Heaven.

D 12 September 2012    AVictor Roudometof

CNRS Unistra Dres Gsrl

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