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Almost one in three Poles critical of Catholic Church: study

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Paweł Kononczuk 26.09.2017 07:30
Nearly 30 percent of Poles have a negative outlook on the country’s Catholic Church, a new poll has found.
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The latest CBOS study on the attitudes towards public institutions showed that a little over 60 percent of Poles hold positive views on the Polish clergy.

“The performance of the Catholic Church is considered satisfactory across all the demographic groups included in the poll, except for the respondents who identify with the left,” the authors of the study said.

The police, meanwhile, enjoys the support of over 70 percent of those questioned, as opposed to 17 percent who think otherwise.

The National Health Fund is criticised by three out of five of Poles, compared to a third who have a more favourable approach to the state institution. Here the answers were largely dependent on the respondents’ income. Those whose household budget is below PLN 1,000 (EUR 240) a month are less critical than the better-off.

Forty-five percent believe that state insurer ZUS is up to par, whereas 34 percent think the opposite. “This is likely linked to new legislation reversing the retirement age for Poles" to 60 years for women and 65 for men, the study authors said.

The study was carried out between 7 and 14 September on a sample of 985 adults. (aba/pk)

Source: Rzeczpospolita

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