97% of Moldovans identify as Orthodox Christians

Moscow, April 3, 2017

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According to the 2014 Republic of Moldova census, 96.8% of its citizens identify as Orthodox Christians. This represents a 1.3% increase over the 2004 census, reports Orthodox Moldova.

The census data was just released at a press conference on March 31, three years after it was collected.

The next largest religious group in Moldova is Baptists, representing 1% of the population. Jehovah’s Witnesses make up 0.7% of the population, Pentecostals—0.4%, Seventh Day Adventists—0.3%, and Roman Catholics—0.1%.

0.2% of those polled declared themselves agnostic or atheist—a 1.2% drop from the 2004 census. 6.9% of those included in the census-taking did not state their religion.

The Orthodox Church in Moldova is represented by the autonomous Metropolis of Chișinău and All Moldova (The Moldovan Orthodox Church) under the Russian Orthodox Church, and by the autonomous Metropolis of Bessarabia (The Bessarabian Orthodox Church) under the Romanian Orthodox Church.


dirk lof7/20/2022 6:06 pm
Where I can learn more about history of the Orthodox Church; especially in Great Patriotic War?
Ion2/6/2018 11:27 pm
The numbers are amazing when it comes to those who DECLARE themselves Orthodox and it would be indeed amazing if at least half of those declaring the Orthodox Faith attended the Holy Liturgy at least once a month. It is one thing to declare and another thing to practice what you declare, as someone born and raised in Chisinau, it is sad to see so many people only bear the label of Orthodoxy, when they come to Church only for Baptism and Matrimony and RARELY EVER for Pascha or any other service. It is sad to see the priests scrutinized for every car or nice looking piece of clothing they have when oligarchs, including Dodon, possess amounts of wealth thousands of times greater than any priest
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