Many Russians Don’t Know the Jehovah’s Witnesses, But They Still Want Them Banned
July 13, 2017 — 14:00
A large majority of Russians support a ban on the Jehovah’s Witnesses, a recent poll shows.
Roughly eighty percent of those questioned by the independent Levada Center pollster said they supported a Justice Ministry ban on the religious group after it was labeled an extremist sect.
Russia’s Supreme Court formally banned the Jehovah's Witnesses in April, forcing 396 registered Jehovah's Witnesses organizations across the country to dissolve.
Only 12 percent of respondents polled by Levada were unsupportive of the ban.