Kazakhstan citizens call for tougher control over religious organizations 05 июля 2011, 18:28
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Over a half of polled Kazakhstan citizens (72.9 percent) called for toughening of control over religious organizations in the country, Tengrinews.kz reports citing results of sociological research of the Institute of Political Solutions (IPS).
Over one third of respondents (36.6 percent) support toughening only for the most radical and destructive sects. Almost the same amount of respondents (36.3 percent) are more determined: they deem that control over all religious unions has to be tightened to enhance security of the country in general.
Less than one fourth of respondents (14.8 percent) think that tightening control will violate the country residents’ freedom of faith. 25.6 percent of Astana residents were also against this idea.
The poll was held in 14 oblast centers, plus Astana and Almaty on June 1-15, 2011. The total number of respondents made 2,302 people.