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This position has been stated by Pollack (2002) with regard to post-communist economic growth and related social welfare gains as well as Norris and Inglehart (2004) in view of the decreasing religious vitality levels between the older and younger generations. On the other hand, particularly with respect to the Orthodox countries, rational choice religious market approaches have tried to describe the growth of religious vitality levels as a result of the increasing religious pluralisation in post-communist countries (Greeley 2003).