Anglo-American Cluster Guilt-based
Guilt-based Shame-based Shame/Fear-based

Australia

Guilt-based

GMO Gospel Visits 2014: 171,312
Indicated Decisions 2014: 6,197
Population: 23.9 million

Aruba

Shame/Fear-based

GMO Gospel Visits 2014: 10,638
Indicated Decisions 2014: 629
Population: 107,000

Canada

Guilt-based

GMO Gospel Visits 2014: 6,033,710
Indicated Decisions 2014: 834,175
Population: 35.9 million

United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland

Guilt-based

GMO Gospel Visits 2014: 7,631,287
Indicated Decisions 2014: 883,396
Population: 64.1 million.

Ireland

Guilt-based

GMO Gospel Visits 2014: 98,264
Indicated Decisions 2014: 1,937
Population: 4.7 million

New Zealand

Guilt-based

GMO Gospel Visits 2014: 84,986
Indicated Decisions 2014: 2,254
Population: 4.6 million

French Polynesia

Shame/Fear-based

GMO Gospel Visits 2014: 15,181
Indicated Decisions 2014: 353
Population: 272,000

Sint Maarten (Dutch part)

Shame/Fear-based

GMO Gospel Visits 2014: 0
Indicated Decisions 2014: 0
Population:

French Southern Territories

Shame/Fear-based

GMO Gospel Visits 2014: 1
Indicated Decisions 2014: 0
Population:

United States of America

Guilt-based

GMO Gospel Visits 2014: 11,202,656
Indicated Decisions 2014: 656,500
Population: 325.1 million.

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Characteristics of the Anglo-American Cluster

  • Social Control

    Guilt-based
  • Culture

    Cluster is similar due to ethnic/linguistic connections despite huge distances between countries. Extreme short-term cultures like the Anglo-American are looking for quick results.
    Few cultures value personal space and hygiene as much as the Anglo cultures.
    Space is enjoyed in the U.S., Canada, or Australia with frontier and oceans on both sides. Individualism is very high in this group and the value most core to this group.
    Individual rights allow one to develop one’s own life and prosperity.
    The legal system and freedom of the press support these individual rights.
    The Youth of this cluster are starting to question individualism and work more in groups.
    This cluster is relatively low on Uncertainty Avoidance, meaning they often take risks.
    The cluster is highly Competitive and Doing with strife occurring due to these.
    Short-term Time Orientation stems from the Individualist, Competitive nature.
    Continuous self-improvement is the goal for these Individualistic societies.
    There is also an expectation for high performance and for one to distinguish oneself.
    Tangible expressions of success (e.g., money, car, homes, etc.) are desired and admired. Leaders are rewarded for results, execution, hard work, decisiveness, and efficiency.
    Getting the job done, whatever it takes, is the goal; Collaboration is a means to this end.
    Group loyalty is relatively low because of individual right to develop one’s own life.
    Babies often placed in their own room; Collectivists tend to carry babies around all day. Children often see few people until school age; Collectivist child sees many of extended family. Students think on their own, participate in class, and challenge teachers, unlike Collectivists.
  • Economics

    This group is 7% of the world’s population, but 40% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product. U.S. is the largest economy in the world, but China is close due to 4 times as many people.
    The English language, spoken in these countries, is the strongest commercial language.
    All of these countries are still strong economically while China and Europe are having issues. Economics reinforces Individualism, Low Uncertainty Avoidance, Competitiveness, and Doing.
  • History / Politics

    This has been a dominant culture due to its strong economics and long imperial history. Britain was place where industrial revolution began, and this extended to others in this cluster. The sun never set on British Empire at its height in the 19th century with colonies everywhere. Britain freed colonies after WWII; Many became part of Commonwealth (Canada, Australia).
  • Spirituality

    Christianity was very strong in all these countries until weakening in 2nd half of 20th century. The U.S. still has the most Christians and greatest number of Evangelicals in the world. Modernity, exposure to other religions, scientism, prosperity, and other issues weakened faith. All countries still have “a faithful remnant” who worship God, witness, and send missionaries.