East-West Church & Ministry Report
Vol. 1, No. 3, Summer 1993, Covering the Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe


Religious Attitudes in East Central Europe

Survey data indicate that in East Central Europe:  
PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS WHO POLAND SLOVAKIA HUNGARY CZECH 
REPUBLIC
hold to a religious world view1
80
54
50
33
consider themselves Catholic and 
who attend church regularly2
75
56
24
29
consider themselves Protestant and 
who attend church regularly2
n/a
44
12
29
personally own a Bible or 
New Testament3
47
41
44
29
knew the story of the Good 
Samaritan (slightly, partly, or well)4
65
66
60
42
knew the story of Paul's conversion 
(slightly, partly, or well)4
67
65
60
39
knew the story of the birth of 
Jesus (slightly, partly, or well)4
90
91
92
83
knew the story of creation 
(slightly, partly, or well)4
87
93
87
87
identified themselves  
as earnest believers 
       
who are female5
52
73
[65]6
68
who are 50 yrs. of age or older5
60
59
74
67
who have eight or less years of schooling5
n/a
34
65
27
 
Findings derive from 7,570 interviews conducted between March and July 1991. The Lausanne Committee on World Evangelization, the British and Foreign Bible Society, World Vision, and Roger Russell Marketing served as sponsors. Survey subcontractors included Szonda-Ipsos (Budapest), Institut Pro Vyzkum Verejneho Mineni (Prague), and Pentor (Warsaw).

Source: Tom Houston, Richard Worthing-Davies, and Roger Russell, Evangelization in the Post Marxist Czech and Slovak Republics. London:  Roger Russell Marketing, 1993.


"Religious Attitudes in East Central Europe," East-West Church & Ministry Report, 1 (Summer 1993), 12.

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1993 East-West Church and Ministry Report
ISSN 1069-5664


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