Religiosity as a factor of modern Ukrainians’ the ideological values formation


Article dwells upon some aspects of the modern Ukrainian values, including religion and religiosity in the system of values and life priorities. Author describes the relationship between respondents’ religious self-identification and some of their values and philosophical positions.

It is concluded that the primary value in contemporary Ukrainian society, regardless of religious self-identification, is family. Having faith (based on the self-identification as a believer) is a kind of internal moral and ethical code. According to empirical indicators of people who consider themselves believers, they are more responsible towards institute of family.

Individuals with certain religious beliefs, compared to non-believers, are more negative towards such social issues as bribery, prostitution, homosexuality, drug addiction and have higher moral expectations for their life value and own behaviour.

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