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There are 70% of Catholics in Russia, not Orthodox as it's commonly thought

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69% of Russians believe in  filioque  and other interesting statistics.
http://lodka.sreda.org/issledovanie-sredy-raz-dva-tri/
 

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well..it's a surprise, but I highly doubt 69% Russians would also say the Pope of Rome is infallible or the supreme head of the Church. So Catholics is pushing it...maybe Eastern-Rite Old-Catholics?
 

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Or maybe people who are neither experts in Trinitariology, nor familiar enough with Roman Catholicism to have been exposed to the Filioque question as an example of difference between this religion and theirs without being experts in Trinitariology? :p

These 69% probably thought: The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father; both the Father and the Son are God; therefore, the Holy Spirit proceeds from both.
 

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RaphaCam said:
Or maybe people who are neither experts in Trinitariology, nor familiar enough with Roman Catholicism to have been exposed to the Filioque question as an example of difference between this religion and theirs without being experts in Trinitariology? :p

These 69% probably thought: The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father; both the Father and the Son are God; therefore, the Holy Spirit proceeds from both.
You're being unreasonably generous.  Remember, these are Russians.
 
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Sad, is there much catechisis for those coming into the Russian Church after the end of Communism? There some key doctrinal differences between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches.
 

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From personal experience, I'm not sure many Catholics even understand why they believe in the Filioque. That being said, I'd be interested in seeing how this study was carried out.
 

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Sam G said:
From personal experience, I'm not sure many Catholics even understand why they believe in the Filioque. That being said, I'd be interested in seeing how this study was carried out.
In my experience, I doubt a majority, Catholic or Orthodox, have ever given the question a moment's thought. Some may know what "their side" professes, but it's not likely to be more than that. It's been a learning experience over the years about how few Christians I've known could tell you much of anything specific about what their Church or denomination believes.
 

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Sam G said:
From personal experience, I'm not sure many Catholics even understand why they believe in the Filioque. That being said, I'd be interested in seeing how this study was carried out.
Even odder, nearly all Protestants would be hard pressed to explain why they hold to the filioque-even those who don't hold to the Nicene Creed.
 
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