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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Study: Almost all Romanians believe in God but only a fifth go to church weekly

Almost all of Romania’s citizens believe in God (95%) but only 21% go to church every week, according to an infographic about the religious belief in Romania, produced by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Romania and cited by local Agerpres.

The results show that there is a “significant difference” in Romania between the affirmation of faith and the actual religious activity.

Almost 90% of Romanians consider themselves religious, 44% say they pray daily, and 33% consider themselves "religious practitioners". Meanwhile, 79% agree with the statement that "it is necessary to believe in God to be moral and to have the right values," and 67% agree with the statement "homosexuality must be discouraged by society."

However, only 27% see as necessary or very necessary the referendum on changing the definition of family so as to exclusively allow the marriage between persons of the opposite sex. Such a referendum has been announced and promoted by the ruling party PSD, which said it would organize a big demonstration for “traditional family” this May.

Meanwhile, 46% think the government should support the spread of religious values.

The infographic on religious belief in Romania was launched in the context of the referendum on the constitutional definition of the family, and the sources of data used in the infographic are the study "Religious Belief and National Belonging in Central and Eastern Europe" (Pew Research Center), CURS and Cult Research surveys from the past eight months, and the 2011 national census.

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Study: Almost all Romanians believe in God but only a fifth go to church weekly

Almost all of Romania’s citizens believe in God (95%) but only 21% go to church every week, according to an infographic about the religious belief in Romania, produced by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Romania and cited by local Agerpres.

The results show that there is a “significant difference” in Romania between the affirmation of faith and the actual religious activity.

Almost 90% of Romanians consider themselves religious, 44% say they pray daily, and 33% consider themselves "religious practitioners". Meanwhile, 79% agree with the statement that "it is necessary to believe in God to be moral and to have the right values," and 67% agree with the statement "homosexuality must be discouraged by society."

However, only 27% see as necessary or very necessary the referendum on changing the definition of family so as to exclusively allow the marriage between persons of the opposite sex. Such a referendum has been announced and promoted by the ruling party PSD, which said it would organize a big demonstration for “traditional family” this May.

Meanwhile, 46% think the government should support the spread of religious values.

The infographic on religious belief in Romania was launched in the context of the referendum on the constitutional definition of the family, and the sources of data used in the infographic are the study "Religious Belief and National Belonging in Central and Eastern Europe" (Pew Research Center), CURS and Cult Research surveys from the past eight months, and the 2011 national census.

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

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