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Church attendance in Poland plummeting: report

PR dla Zagranicy
Alicja Baczyńska 05.10.2018 08:30
The number of church service attendees is falling in Poland at the fastest rate in the world, according to research cited by a Polish daily.
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A Pew Research Center study conducted in 108 countries across the globe found that 26 percent of Poles aged below 30 regularly go to Sunday mass, the Rzeczpospolita daily reported.

The proportion stands at 55 percent in the case of Poles aged over 40, the paper said.

According to Poland's Institute for Catholic Church Statistics, 51 percent of Catholics regularly took part in Sunday service in 1980.

By 2016, the figure had dropped to 36.7 percent.

About 93 percent of Poles declare themselves to be Catholics, according to statistics released by the institute in January.


Source: Rzeczpospolita

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