Christianity continues to play an important role in the lives of Europeans, according to a survey
Almost two thirds of Europeans believe that Christian values are still important to modern life and support the Church's efforts at promoting these values. To such conclusion sociologists of the Institute of public opinion of France (IFOP), who conducted a survey for the Catholic newspaper La Croix, according to "Blagovest-info" referring to Ecumenical News International (ENI)."Regardless of whether they are themselves practicing Christians, the majority of Europeans recognise the special place that religion, in its Catholic, Protestant or Orthodox forms, - the newspaper writes. Ideas of Christianity, there are still modern for two thirds, but another one-third is not covered. Christianity is a characteristic element of the culture of the Old world, but it has lost its uniqueness".The study was conducted in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. 57% of respondents believe the presence of Christians in society, "visible", 28% are "not visible" and 15% "too visible".61% of Europeans believe that "ideas and values" of Christianity in our time is relevant. But only in Italy the majority of respondents believe that the Church's work effectively, preaching these values among the youth. In the remaining countries from 74 to 80% hold the opposite opinion.48% of Europeans believe that Christian values play a key role in promoting dialogue between different cultures and religions" and "solidarity with the poor", and only 13% agree that the principles of Christianity play a significant role in addressing issues of bioethics, migration, or the environment.Just over 80% agreed that the priority tasks of the Church in the twenty-first century should be world peace and victory over poverty in the country, about one-third of respondents believe that the main thing for the Church "to be available in key moments of life", and 20% that the priority of the Church is to spread the teachings of Christ.".