Most Ukrainians believe that the Russian Orthodox Church must be banned in Ukraine.

Kyiv International Institute of Sociology – National Survey

A survey was conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, revealing that 78% of Ukrainian people believed they should interfere in Russian Orthodox Church activities in Ukraine.

While 54% of Ukraine people wanted the church to be banned from their country. 24% had a soft approach and do not want a complete ban rather certain control and supervision should be imposed according to them.

12% of people said that we should not interfere in the matters of UOC MP. Only those cases which have caused some problem should be under investigation.

It was on 1st December that President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the National Security and Défense Council of Ukraine has asked the government to submit the Verkhovna Rada. It is a draft law that demanded religious organization activities that are affiliated with Russia.

On 9th December, the committee approved the adoption of a draft law that restricted religious activities in Ukraine that are affiliated with Russia.

On 27th December, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate so the indication should be centered in Moscow.

Sociologists found that Ukrainian-speaking, bilingual and Russian-speaking respondents supported the authorities in UOC-MP.

A total of 1010 respondents above the age of 18 took part in the survey. They were mostly from all of Ukraine except Crimea, Luhansk, and Donetsk.

The statistical error of such a sample did not exceed 2.4% for indicators close to 50%, 2.1% for indicators close to 25%, 1.5% for indicators close to 10%, and 1.1 % for indicators close to 5%.

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