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The religiosity of Romanians

D 10 December 2018   

Church attendance

The comparative analysis of the percentages resulting from research over the last several years in Romania regarding religious practice shows the significant differences. For the followers of (...)

The comparative analysis of the percentages resulting from research over the last several years in Romania regarding religious practice shows the significant differences. For the followers of traditional religions, as well as Orthodoxy, going to church regularly, believing in the divine grace of the clergy and hierarchy and respecting the church’s teachings are important conditions to obtaining redemption. For Protestant religions, the ministers of service advise followers to achieve their own redemption through a direct relationship with their deity. Going to church also obeys other motivations including the search for worldly or affective support or even motivations that have no direct religious character: the introduction of religious instruction in schools, the precarious financial situation, the influence of the media and so forth.

Source Weekly Church attendance Monthly Church attendance Occasional Church attendance Does not attend Church
Gallup Survey 2003 28% 17% 55% -
SSC National Survey 2001 / Urban areas 29,97% 17,38% 44,08% 7,88%
SSC National Survey 2001 / Rural areas 29,35% 18,34% 45,82% 5,36%
CURS Survey 2003 (rural) 18,5% 20% 48,7% 11%

D 2 October 2012    AConstantin Cuciuc

The correlation between Church attendance and religious affiliation

SSC National Survey, 2001 Religion Weekly Church attendance Monthly Church attendance Occasional Church attendance Does not attend Church Orthodox 24 18 50 7 Roman Catholics 54 (...)

SSC National Survey, 2001

Religion Weekly Church attendance Monthly Church attendance Occasional Church attendance Does not attend Church
Orthodox 24 18 50 7
Roman Catholics 54 21 21 3
Greek Catholics 34 32 31 2
Reformed 50 17 30 2
Old rite Orthodox 32 26 42 -
Muslims 18 - 63 18
Lutherans 40 10 20 -
Baptists 69 12 12 3
Evangelical Christians 72 18 - 9
Pentecostalists 90 3 4 3
Adventists 87 6 6 2
Unitarians 40 30 20 10

D 2 October 2012    AConstantin Cuciuc

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