Level and Character of Religiosity of Lutsk Inhabitants

  • Liudmyla Bilous Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University
  • Yulia Martynyuk Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University
Keywords: religious faith, religious knowledge, religious behaviour, religious motivation, multilevel modelling


Analysis of Lutsk inhabitants’ religiosity according to the data of social research (Lutsk, 2015) conducted by using methods of religiosity measuring by means of multilevel modelling (S. Salnikova) is provided in the article. It has been found that townsfolk’ religiosity is strongly traditional (the townfolk believe in God, practice religious ritualism, and praying) and conscious (the responsibility for the human’s suffering rest on themselves, but not in God). It was proved that events that took place on Maydan and East of Ukraine increased Lutsk inhabitants’ trust to church without causing burst of church attendance and individual religiosity rise (3,5). Changes happened in regard to the church that is trusted to: there are Lutsk parishioners’ in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate in three times more than in the UOC-MP, and Lutsk inhabitants’ flow-out of Moscow Patriarchate to Kiev is from 3,8% to 4,4% during last year.


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