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- Stats for Argentina
Argentina is politically and economically centralized. Leaders influence with charisma.
Top 25 Stats
Total Population- 36.3 M (18th); Total Evangelicals- 3.7 M (20th); Percent of Country Who Are Christians- 86.11% (24th).
Fastest Growing Religion
Human Development Index
White Argentinian (72.1%); Amerindian (7.1%); Other Hispanic (7.0%); Italian (4.7%); Middle Eastern (3.3%).
Has many natural resources and a strong workforce with a good economic recovery after 2001. Severe economic downturn in 1999-2002; Wide gap exists between the poor and the rich. Buenos Aires is one of the world’s largest urban areas, with 500,000 slum dwellers.
History / Politics
Freedom from Spain in 1816; Democracy restored in 1983 after decades of bad army rule. Suffered one crisis after another, with many losing their lives in 1976 military coup.
The problems of the last decades have generated a true spiritual hunger. Evangelicals grew from 1 million in 1980 to about 3.7 million in 2010. Mormonism, Islam, Spiritism, and occult beliefs compete for the souls of people.
Pray for continued growth of evangelicals and that mission activity will continue. Pray that reconciliation and forgiveness will occur for the injustices of the past. Pray that Argentina fulfills its vision of being a major missionary-sending country.