Followers of non-Orthodox religions (16%) claim pressure more frequently than others. Six percent say they are rejected by people of a different belief, according to the sociological report received by Interfax.
Orthodox Church followers who claim abuse (8%) mostly speak about hooliganism in churches (2%). Meanwhile, atheists are concerned about pressure of the authorities (3%).
Seventy-three percent of the respondents said they had heard nothing about insulting religious feelings. Sixteen percent said they had about certain episodes, and five percent said such episodes were numerous. The most noticeable forms of abuse were the sawing off of crosses (30%), theft of holy objects (17%), vandalism of holy places (13%) and attacks on clerics (13%).