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Religious affiliation in 2010

The following data from the Russian Centre for the Study of Public Opinion are from a poll conducted on 23-24 January 2010 with 1,600 people in 140 cities in 42 regions of the Russian Federation.

Religious affiliation, conviction (as a percentage of respondents)

2005 2006 2008 2009 2010
Orthodox 72 63 73 70 75
Muslim 7 6 6 7 5
Catholic 1 1 >1 >1 1
Protestant >1 >1 >1 >1 >1
Jew - >1 >1 >1 >1
Buddhist >1 1 >1 1 1
Believer, but not belonging to any religion - 12 3 5 3
Non-believer, atheist 13 16 11 9 8
I hesitate about being a believer or non-believer 4 - 5 5 5
Other religion 1 1 - >1 >1
No answer 1 1 2 2 1

An analysis of religious belief and national belonging in Central and Eastern Europe (May 2017) is available on the Pew Research Center website (full report available as a pdf document).

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