Number of churchgoers up this Christmas

This year there's been a slight increase in people interested in going to church on Christmas, according to the newest data by SKDS pollster. However, the long-term tendency is less pleasing to God's representatives in Latvia.

A total of 18% fully agree to the proposition: "I will most likely go to church on Chirstmas eve", with 21% agreeing partially. Though the vast majority or 57% said they don't plan on going to church.

"If we look at the last five years, the number of churchgoers is between 16 and 18%. In 2010 and 2011 it was 17%. The graph shows obviously that slowly and gradually, with a little swaying, in the course of 15 years people's activity and interest in going to church has decreased," The head of SKDS Arnis Kaktiņš told Latvian Radio.

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