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cross-sectional time serious survey conducted in 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002 and 2005. First rounds of this survey were financed from CESSI sources, following rounds – with financial support of National Science Foundation of Finland, National Council of Eurasian and Eastern European research NCEEER (the project “Intolerance among Orthodox Christians and Muslims in Russia: How strong is it and why?”). The project was designed by international scientific team included prof. Kimmo Kaariainen, Dr. V.G. Andreenkov, Dr. A.V. Andreenkova, prof. V. Karpov, Dr. E. Lisovskaya. Each round of the survey was conducted by face-to-face interviews in respondents’ homes among population of Russia age 18 years old and over on probability random sample of general population and boost sample in several Muslim regions (Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Dagestan and Kabardino-Balkaria). Part of questions included in the survey are comparable with European value survey (EVS) and World Value survey (EVS), some questions about religious aspects of life were specially designed for this survey.

Some data from this project (titled “Religion and Religiousness in Russia”) are located in Finish Social Science Data Archive:

Some PUBLICATIONS based on these data:

  • Kaariainen K. Religion in Russia after the Collapse of Communism. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1998. 

  • Каариайнен К., Фурман Д. Татары и русские - верующие и неверующие, старые и молодые// Вопросы философии. - 1999. - №11. - С. 68-80.

  • Karpov V., Lisovskaya E. Religious Intolerance among Orthodox Christians and Muslims in Russia// in Religion, State and Society, vol 36, Issue 4, 2008, pp. 361 – 377.


of Pew Research Center, 2015-2017 – comparative cross-national survey about the role of religion in life of different communities, the impact of religions on societies in 35 countries across the world. CESSI conducted the survey in 7 countries – Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Latvia and Georgia. The survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews in respondents’ homes among population of 18 years old and over on probability random sample and boosts samples of religious minorities in each country. The survey was widely discussed in Russian and international media, and it continues to attract the attention of academic community, analysis and think tankers all around the world, it is one of the major source of cross-national information about behavior and attitudes of people belonging to different religious and also non-religious population.

Report «Religious Belief and National Belonging in Central and Eastern Europe». Pew Research Center, 2017.

Report «Религия и национальная принадлежность в Центральной и Восточной Европе». Pew Research Center, 2017

Report “Orthodox Christianity in the 21st Century Pew Research Center”, 2017.

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