The percentage of negativity towards the Church in the media, stated in the ROC

© photo by Vladimir Legoyda Estacionalidad. Archive photoThe percentage of negativity towards the Church in the media, stated in the ROC© photo by Vladimir Eshtokin

The number of negative articles about the Russian Orthodox Church in media is small and does not exceed 5% of the total number of publications, said in an interview with RIA Novosti the Chairman of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda.

«I can responsibly say that the percentage of expressed negativity in relation to the Church is very small, its maximum for the last 9 years was in 2012. By the way, the percentage of pronounced positive is always more, three times or four. The majority of media materials about the Church is neutral,» — said Legoyda.

According to him, in absolute numbers of negative publications has increased, but this is including the fact that the total number of publications on the Church theme with 2009 increased by 10 times.

The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church said that the percentage of negative «not much change, and usually does not exceed 5% of the total number of publications».

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