03 February 2014, 11:41
Patriarch Kirill is intelligent – poll
Moscow, February 3, Interfax - Among the main qualities of Patriarch Kirill, respondents surveyed by Levada Center named his intelligence (42%), decency (31%), and kindness (24%).
The poll was conducted before the fifth anniversary of the patriarch's enthronement, was conducted in 45 regions of Russia. It surveyed 1,603 respondents. The respondents could name several qualities of the patriarch.
Twenty-four percent of the respondents said they found the patriarch honest and 22% said they found him strong. Fourteen percent of the respondents said they believed that the patriarch has an outstanding personality and 14% said that he is selfless.
Thirty-two percent of the respondents were undecided.
Some of the respondents gave the patriarch negative qualities (5% said they do not trust him, 4% said he is hypocritical, 2% said he is narrow-minded, and 1% said he is vile).
Twenty-one percent of the respondents believe that those who criticize the patriarch's actions do not like the Russian Orthodox Church. However, 62% of the respondents disagree with that, saying you can criticize the patriarch and still like the Russian Orthodox Church.
The patriarch was elected in 2009.