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By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project This report brings together analysis of survey and demographic data from various previously published Pew Research Center reports. It also includes new analysis of the religious beliefs and practices of Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia and historical data on the distribution of Orthodox Christians, Catholics and Protestants around the world. Attitudinal data was collected through nationally …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project This report was produced by Pew Research Center as part of the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Future project, which analyzes religious change and its impact on societies around the world. Funding for the Global Religious Futures project comes from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation. This report is a collaborative effort based on …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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4. Orthodox take socially conservative views on gender issues, homosexuality

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project On environmentalism and homosexuality, Orthodox Christians are largely united in their views. Most Eastern Orthodox Christians – whose spiritual leader, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, has been called the “Green Patriarch” – favor environmental protection, even at the expense of economic growth. And the vast majority of Orthodox Christians say homosexuality should be discouraged by society, though …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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3. Orthodox Christians support key church policies, are lukewarm toward reconciling with Roman Catholic Church

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project A host of disputes – ranging from theological to political – have divided Orthodoxy from Catholicism for nearly 1,000 years. But while some leaders on both sides have tried to resolve them, fewer than four-in-ten Orthodox Christians in the vast majority of countries surveyed say they favor their church reconciling with the Roman Catholic Church. …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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2. Orthodox Christians are highly religious in Ethiopia, much less so in former Soviet Union

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project Orthodox Christians around the world display widely varying levels of religious observance. For example, while just 6% of Orthodox Christians in Russia say they attend church on a weekly basis, a large majority of Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia (78%) say they do this. Indeed, by several standard measures of religious observance, Orthodox Christians living in …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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1. Orthodox Christianity’s geographic center remains in Central and Eastern Europe

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project While the worldwide population of all non-Orthodox Christians has virtually quadrupled since 1910, the Orthodox population has merely doubled, from approximately 124 million to 260 million. And as the geographical center of the overall Christian population has shifted since 1910 from its centuries-old European base into developing nations in the Southern Hemisphere, most Orthodox Christians …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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