Almost a third of Ukrainians polled by the Center for social and marketing research "Sotsis", support the idea of giving the Ecumenical Patriarch of the status of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, every fifth does not.

The idea of granting autocephaly to the UOC supports every third Ukrainian, and one in five opposed - opinion poll

As reported mediaUA About it writes "Interfax-Ukraine".

So to the question "How do you feel about the provision by the Ecumenical Patriarch of the status of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church?" 31,7% said they would support such a decision, 20,6% - that is not supported, and 7.4% think that this should be done together with the UOC (Moscow Patriarchate).

However, 21.5% of the respondents answered that they are not interested, and still 18,8% are unable to answer.

A sociological study was conducted from 19 to 25 April 2018. Method of collection of primary sociological information - standardized interview "face-to-face" at the place of residence of the respondents. The survey was conducted on a sample representing adult population of Ukraine in General, on grounds such as: gender, age (18 years) and type of settlement (urban/rural). All were interviewed 3000 respondents, the average duration of one interview was 22 minutes.

We will remind, on April, 17th the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said about the fact, decided to appeal to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with a request to grant Thomas a Ukrainian national Autocephalous Church.

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate has urged the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate to support the efforts of a canonical recognition of the Ecumenical Patriarch of the Ukrainian Church's independence.

In turn, the representative of the UOC-MP, s said that the attempt to create a Ukrainian national Autocephalous Churches will not bring results.

April 18, he held a meeting with primates of Orthodox churches of Ukraine and officially made an Appeal for transmission to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on granting the Ukrainian Church of the Tomos of autocephaly signed by all of the bishops who supported this decision.

Also read: Local Autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox Church is a key element of our statehood and our independence.

19 April, BP has supported the appeal of President Petro Poroshenko to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on granting the Ukrainian Orthodox Church autocephaly.

April 22, Poroshenko said that the Ecumenical Patriarchate proceeded to consideration of the request of Ukraine.

Read: Ecumenical Patriarchate will closely communicate "with the sister Orthodox churches" on the issue of granting autocephaly to the UOC

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