Religiosity as a Value in Mono-Confessional Orthodox Societies: Serbia, Russia and Montenegro

Blagojević, Milan (2022) Religiosity as a Value in Mono-Confessional Orthodox Societies: Serbia, Russia and Montenegro. In: Religion in late modern society : (a thematic collection of papers of international significance). Yugoslav Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (YSSSR), Niš Committee of Education and Culture of the Diocese of Požarevac and Braničevo, Niš, Požarevac, pp. 129-142. ISBN 978-86-86957-23-8 (YSSSR) 978-86-82200-01-7 (CECDPB)

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It can be said that Serbia, Russia, and Montenegro belong to the group of mono-confessional, religiously homogeneous societies since in statistical population censuses and socio-psychological research models, respondents identify themselves as Orthodox in more than two-thirds of cases. In addition, in all these societies, Eastern Christianity is a historical, traditional religion that for centuries influenced not only the formation of national characteristics but also beliefs, ethical norms, and ritual behavior. The purpose of the work is to test the value of Orthodoxy and Orthodox religiosity on the basis of empirical sociological research using three indicators of people’s connection with religion and the church: an indicator for measuring religious identity, as well as measuring ritual behavior through two indicators: church attendance and prayer. In the cases of Serbia and Montenegro, we are talking about the results obtained in the framework of the European Social Survey (ESS) conducted in 2018, and in the case of Russia, the data of the ESS survey, which was conducted in 2016. The presented data, at least in part, allow an overview of the current state of connection with religion and the church in Serbia, Russia, and Montenegro, and also make it possible to identify similarities and differences in the mentioned indicators of religiosity

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: religiosity, religiously homogeneous societies, Serbia, Russia, Montenegro, indicators of religiosity, sociology of religion
Institutional centre: Centre for political research and public opinion
Depositing User: D. Arsenijević
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2023 14:58
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2023 10:35

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