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Strictly speaking you don't know what the effect is since the WVS wasn't being conducted 90 years ago.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 21st, 2009 at 03:42:31 AM EST
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I somehow have difficulty imagining that a poll on the attitude of Soviet citizens towards the Russian Orthodox Church or religion in general would have shown ANY positive attitudes in the 1930s.  Just having a pollster pose the question would have been an effective immediate substitute for a laxative for those with any sympathy for religion during those times.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Apr 22nd, 2009 at 10:36:57 AM EST
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