Given that the reputation of Russian news sources are just as suspect as CNN or MSNBC, it is hard to evaluate a recent report out of Russian.


The Levada research center conducted a poll which found that the percentage of atheists in Russia fell from 26% to 13%.  It also found that religious believers made up 88% of the population.  As Levada is the only non-government polling agent and was declared a “foreign agent”, perhaps the poll result does have some credibility (at least as much and probably more credible than polls from the western mass media…which still doesn’t say much I suppose).

However, if this poll is reflective of what is going on in Russia, it should be considered almost a miraculous event, given that faith in God is falling at a rapid rate in the West.  This news should be investigated more.


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