Specifics of Religious and Church Self-Determination of Citizens of Ukraine: Trends 2000–2021
The Razumkov Centre constantly monitors the church-religious situation in Ukraine, specifically focusing on sociological monitoring of the state and trends of religiosity of Ukrainian society, the level of public confidence in the Church as a social institution, and public opinion on the role of religion and the Church in public life, state and church, interfaith and interchurch relations.
In 2000, the Centre conducted the first-ever large-scale study in independent Ukraine on the level and peculiarities of the religiosity of Ukrainians, their understanding of the role of religion and the Church in the life of a man, society and the state. Since then, the Centre’s sociological service has been systematically conducting both general and thematic studies on these issues.
The most recent nationwide study was conducted in November 2021 with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Office in Ukraine and included a nationwide survey of Ukrainian citizens with a sample representing the adult population of government-controlled territories of Ukraine (that is, excluding the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and some areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts), as well as online focus group meetings.