On environmentalism and homosexuality, Orthodox Christians are largely united in their views. And the vast majority of Orthodox Christians say homosexuality should be discouraged by society, though those Coptic orthodox and homosexuality Greece and the U.
On other issues, Orthodox Christians are divided. When it comes to whether abortion should be legal, for instance, there are mixed views in many countries surveyed, with those in former Soviet republics expressing more opposition to legal abortion than those elsewhere. Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia are especially conservative on social issues. In answers to a series of questions on the morality of specific behaviors, Ethiopian Orthodox Christians are Coptic orthodox and homosexuality likely than Orthodox Christians in most other countries surveyed to express moral opposition to abortion, divorce and drinking alcohol.
Coptic orthodox and homosexuality not all questions asked of Orthodox Christians "Coptic orthodox and homosexuality" Central and Eastern Europe where the vast majority of Orthodox Christians live were also asked of their co-religionists in the U. The vast majority of Orthodox Christians across Eastern Europe say homosexuality should not be accepted by society. Overall, Orthodox Christians in former Soviet republics are less accepting of homosexuality than are those elsewhere in Eastern Europe.
Similarly, very few Orthodox Christians in Eastern Europe say same-sex marriage should be legal. Same-sex marriage is not currently legal in any Eastern European country although Greece and Estonia allow same-sex domestic partnerships or civil unionsand no Orthodox church sanctions same-sex weddings. The United States, however, allows same-sex marriage nationwide.
Compared with homosexuality, there is less of a consensus among Orthodox Christians about whether abortion should be legal.
In some countries, such as Bulgaria and Estonia, solid majorities of Orthodox Christians say abortion should be legal in all or most cases. But in Georgia and Moldova, majorities of Orthodox Christians take the opposite position: Abortion is currently legal in many situations in Russia, across most of Eastern Europe and in the United States. As is true for homosexuality and same-sex marriage, Orthodox Christians in former Soviet republics are somewhat more conservative on the legality of abortion than are other Orthodox Christians in
Coptic orthodox and homosexuality Europe.
It is possible opinions could have shifted since this survey was conducted.
Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia are more likely than those in most Eastern European to raise moral objections to several of these behaviors, although Orthodox Christians in Eastern Europe "Coptic orthodox and homosexuality" both in former Soviet republics and elsewhere — also widely see homosexual behavior and prostitution as morally wrong.
Orthodox Christians were not asked about the morality of these behaviors. Most Orthodox Christians share the view that the environment should be protected even at the expense of economic growth. Orthodox Christians in post-Soviet states and those in other European countries have largely similar views on Coptic orthodox and homosexuality topic.
Orthodox Christians in the U. Most
Coptic orthodox and homosexuality Christians believe that humans and other living things have evolved over time, although considerable shares in many countries reject the theory of evolution, saying instead that humans and other organisms have existed in their present form since the beginning of time. Majorities of Orthodox Christians in most Eastern European countries surveyed say humans have evolved over time, and among those who take this view, the prevailing opinion is that evolution occurred due to natural processes such as natural selection rather than being guided by a supreme being.
About a third of U. Across Eastern Europe, most Orthodox Christians say that women have a responsibility to society to bear children, although Orthodox Christians in the former Soviet republics are somewhat less likely than those in other European countries to hold this view. Fewer Orthodox Christians in the region — Coptic orthodox and homosexuality still substantial shares in most countries — say that a wife must always obey her husband, or that when jobs are scarce, men should have more rights to a job than women.
And still fewer say that an ideal marriage is one in which the husband earns money and the wife tends to the children and the home. Overall, Orthodox Christians in Romania tend to have more traditional views on gender roles than do Orthodox Christians elsewhere in Eastern Europe: Roughly two-thirds or more say that women owe it to society Coptic orthodox and homosexuality bear children, that wives should obey husbands and that men should have more rights to a job than women in times of high unemployment.
Coptic orthodox and homosexuality, women are less likely than men to agree that a wife is obligated to obey her husband. And in several countries, women are less likely than men to agree that men have greater employment rights than women, especially when jobs are scarce.
But women are not always more supportive of liberal positions regarding gender roles. In the majority of countries surveyed, women "Coptic orthodox and homosexuality" about as likely as men to agree that they have a social responsibility to bear children.
They also are as likely as men to agree that a traditional marriage, where women are primarily in charge of household tasks while men earn money, is ideal. About Pew Research Center Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world.
It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research.
Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Orthodox Christians largely reject homosexuality and oppose same-sex marriage The vast majority of Orthodox Christians across Eastern Europe say homosexuality should not be accepted by society.
Mixed views among Orthodox Christians over abortion as a legal issue Compared with homosexuality, there less of a consensus Orthodox Christians about whether abortion should be legal.
Orthodox Christians tend to believe in human evolution Most Orthodox Christians believe that humans and other living things have evolved over time, although considerable shares in many countries reject the theory of evolution, saying instead that humans and other organisms have existed in their present form since the beginning of time. Many Orthodox Christians in Europe say women have a responsibility to society to bear children, although fewer favor traditional gender roles in marriage Across Eastern Europe, most Orthodox Christians say that women have a responsibility to society to bear children, although Orthodox Christians in the former Soviet republics are somewhat less likely than those in other European countries to hold this view.
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