Some 63% of Ukrainians support the idea of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate severing communication with the Russian Orthodox Church.
Only 10% stand against the move.
Among the parishioners of the UOC-MP, the majority voted in favor of separation (52%). At the same time, 13% oppose the rupture. Among the OCU followers, 68% of respondents back the idea, according to the latest poll by Rating.
In the West and the Center of the country, the idea is supported by an absolute majority (over 70%).
In the eastern regions, it’s 41% “for” and nearly 30% of respondents saying they don’t care about the issue.
In the south of the country, only 19% of respondents back the idea.
Half of the atheists and non-believers also support the idea of the UOC-MP breaking up ties with the ROC. Another 40% of this group are indifferent to the issue.
The greatest support for the idea is expressed by Greek Catholics (88%) and parishioners of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (68%).
The research was conducted on March 8-9, 2021 in all regions of Ukraine except the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
A total of 1,200 respondents over the age of 18 were interviewed. The theoretical sampling error does not exceed 2.8%.
It should be recalled that fifteen hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (ROCinU) are already refusing to mk,mention the name of Moscow Patriarch Kirill. At the same time, the theologian Kryrylo (Govorun) explained that refusing to mention Cyril would not change anything as it is UOC-MP head Onufriy who must stop mentioning the ROC leader.
Only then can the communication between the ROC and the UOC-MP be considered severed.