According to the 2014 Republic of Moldova census, 96.8% of its citizens identify as Orthodox Christians. This represents a 1.3% increase over the 2004 census, reports Orthodox Moldova.
The census data was just released at a press conference on March 31, three years after it was collected.
The next largest religious group in Moldova is Baptists, representing 1% of the population. Jehovah’s Witnesses make up 0.7% of the population, Pentecostals—0.4%, Seventh Day Adventists—0.3%, and Roman Catholics—0.1%.
0.2% of those polled declared themselves agnostic or atheist—a 1.2% drop from the 2004 census. 6.9% of those included in the census-taking did not state their religion.
The Orthodox Church in Moldova is represented by the autonomous Metropolis of Chi?in?u and All Moldova (The Moldovan Orthodox Church) under the Russian Orthodox Church, and by the autonomous Metropolis of Bessarabia (The Bessarabian Orthodox Church) under the Romanian Orthodox Church.
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