CNA Staff, Mar 5, 2021 / 08:00 am America/Denver (CNA).
More than 90% of Poles identify as Catholics despite increasing secularization, according to a report published on Friday.
The “Church in Poland” report, issued March 5 by the Catholic Information Agency (KAI), said that 91.9% of Poles described themselves as members of the Church. It found that 36.9% of Catholics regularly attended Mass.
A little more than 3% of Poles described themselves as having no faith, while 0.9% identified as Orthodox Christians.
The report also highlighted worrying trends for the Catholic Church in Poland, noting that religious practice among young people had halved in almost 30 years.
The report said that the number of Poles expressing support for the Church’s moral teaching -- especially on sexual ethics -- had also declined. Only 20% of Catholics said that they considered premarital cohabitation to be morally wrong.