Moscow (AsiaNews) - Despite the so-called spiritual revival in Russia, only 1% of committed believers are "active" in the life of the parishes. This was revealed by a survey by Sreda polling agency. The topic is of great importance for the Moscow Patriarchate. Patriarch Kirill has said recently that the very vibrant and active community organization of the territory is one of the main objectives to be achieved in the near future.
According to the survey, 15% of Russians call themselves Orthodox, attend their parishes, but of these only 1% is engaged in an active way. Those who participate more in the parish activities, according to research Sreda, are women, residents of the Central Federal District and Moscow area, public employees and citizens between 55 and 64 years.
76% of respondents who declared themselves Orthodox said they were not involved in community life. The over-65s, residents of large cities except Moscow, single parents and those with health problems are the categories that are totally disinterested in participating in parish life.
The survey was conducted in 100 cities and villages of 44 regions and involved 1,500 people. (N.A.).