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Three in ten Germans believe in life after death

Women are more convinced than men. Church attendance of state Protestant Church (EKD) reaches new low.

SOURCES Idea AUTHOR Evangelical Focus BERLIN 18 APRIL 2017 17:22 h GMT+1
route, forest Photo: David Paschke (Unsplash, CC)

About 30% of Germans believe in the existance of a life after death.



Women are more convinced about the exisence of some kind of afterlife (35%) than men (26%), shows a survey conducted by opinion institute Inse-Consulere.



Those who do not believe in a life after death are 35%. Another 28% is not sure on what to think about this issue.



According to this survey, Muslims clearly defended their idea of life after death (67%), followed by free Christians (49% - which include evangelical Christians), Roman Catholics (40%) and historic Protestants (32%).



 



HISTORIC PROTESTANT CHURCH HITS NEW LOW



The low number of self-defined Protestants who believe in the biblical doctrine of heaven and hell shows the disconnection between the biblical faith and the beliefs of the most-followed religion in Germany.



Another recent study shows that the historic German Protestant Church (EKD) reached a new church attendance low in 2015. According to official figures by the German Protestant state Church, the EKD counted 22.3 million members in 2015 (about 27% of the population).



Out of these official members, only 3.4% regularly attended church services, a total number of 776,000 people.


 


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