Albania AL

1,187,519

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

61,865

Indicated decisions 2014

3.2 million

Population

966,000

Christians
14,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Albania
  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    Was one of the most closed countries in the world in the middle decades of the 20th century.
  • Top 25 Stats

    Gospel Visits to Population- 37.14% (5th); Gospel Visits to non-Evangelicals- 37.31% (6th); Gospel Decisions to Population- 1.94% (12th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals- 1.94% (13th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim
  • Human Development Index

    95/187
  • Internet Access

    56.47% (58th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Albanian (91.2%); Greek (3.2%); Romani/Gypsy (2.7% or more); Serb (1.2%); Macedonian (1.1%).
  • Common Languages

    Albanian
  • Economy

    One of Europe’s poorest nations; Has poor infrastructure, corruption, and high emigration.
  • History / Politics

    Had a Marxist government from 1944 to 1991; All religions were banned during that time.
    Nation has had multiparty elections since 1991 and religious freedom since 1998.
    Nation is in recovery from the hard times, but economic, moral, and spiritual growth needed.
  • Spirituality

    Muslims make up 70% of the population, but follow a folk superstitious version.
    In 1991, there were no known Christians, but today there are thousands with a growth plan.
    Leaders in the church need training to lead the church in Albania.
  • Prayers

    Pray that the thousands of Christians will continue to grow as the country develops.
    Pray that the Lord will raise up Christian workers for the area.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.