The fifth part of Russians believe that without faith it is impossible to live, survey says

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotobabble in the temple of Christ the Savior. Archival photoThe fifth part of Russians believe that without faith it is impossible to live, survey says© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

Every fifth Russian believes that the events of the XX century in Russia, it must be concluded that it is impossible to live without faith in God, the survey showed the Federal research sociological centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).

To the question, what conclusions must remove Russia from the historical experience of the previous century, 21% of respondents chose the option: «it is Impossible to live without faith in God», according to the materials of the survey presented at the conference of the Russian Association of political science on Friday. The survey was conducted in may 2017.

Earlier, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill gave details of repression against priests in the USSR, according to him, in the 30-ies of XX century by the victims of repression among the clergy «was in the tens of thousands, and among believers in the millions». He cited data of the NKVD, according to which only in 1937 was arrested 33 382 «Minister of religion», in 1938 for «Church-sectarian counter-revolution» — 13 438.

According to RAS, the second was the answer: «Socialism suits Russia much more than capitalism», despite the collapse of the Soviet system, was chosen by 18% of respondents.

In this case, as follows from the survey, the majority of Russians do not associate the ideal future of the country with historical experience of previous eras. So, 39% of respondents chose the answer «none of the (historical periods)» on the question of what period of Russian history was more consistent with ideas of what should be Russia.

According to researchers, 20% of Russians associate the ideal future of the country with the last decade of the Soviet regime, and about the same number – 19% — with Russia in 2000-ies.

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