February 08, 2013 20:33
Church must not get involved in politics - poll
MOSCOW. Feb 8 (Interfax) - Some 51% of the respondents polled by the Public Opinion Foundation say the clergy's involvement in politics is impermissible.
The opinion was mostly expressed by Muscovites (65%), St. Petersburg residents (56%), people with a monthly income higher than 20,000 rubles and managers (58%).
A quarter of Russians believe that clerics may speak up on political subjects but should take no part in politics. The majority of such respondents are St. Petersburg residents (30%), people ages 18 to 30, specialists and people with a higher education (27%).
Eleven percent welcome the church's engagement in the political life of the country. They do not mind if clerics become deputies, mayors or governors.
These people have monthly incomes less than 4,000 rubles, villagers and the unemployed (14%). Six percent of Muscovites and St. Petersburg residents approved of the political activity of the church.
Twelve percent of Russians are hesitant about the church's role in politics.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
September 27, 2016
IAC head agrees to meet with chairman of Polish Defense Ministry subcommittee for Lech Kaczynski plane crash inquiry
LDPR deputy Sergei Zhigarev to head Duma committee for industry, econ policy
Azerbaijan's constitutional referendum sees high voter activity - CEC head
Nornickel board approves raising syndicated loan up to $500 mln
Rostec's pipeline project in Pakistan stalls due to low tariffs - Chemezov
Rostec proposes to build data processing centers with Rostec, mobile operators
Rosatom aims to register international center based on MBIR reactor in 2017
LPR accuses Ukrainian army of 2 truce breaches in past 24 hours
VTB swings to IFRS net profit of 26.4 bln rubles in Jan-Aug
Mubadala, other Arab funds buying stake in Russian Helicopters
Egypt completes validation of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 - IAC
MCP sees foreign interest in Russian MOX fuel