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Approximately 100 million citizens consider themselves Russian Orthodox Christians, amounting to 70% of population, although the Church claims a membership of 80 million;also according to a poll by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center, 63% of respondents considered themselves Russian Orthodox, 6% of respondents considered themselves Muslim and less than 1% considered themselves either Buddhist, Catholic, Protestant or Jewish. Another 12% said they believe in God, but did not practice any religion, and 16% said they are non-believers.. It is estimated that Russia is home to 23 million people of Muslim backgrounds, including 1.5 million in Moscow alone. The Orthodox Church estimated in 2000 that 20 million Russians were Muslim, while the official census counter around 15 million Russia also has an estimated 3 million to 4 million Muslim migrants from the ex-Soviet states.