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- Stats for Austria
The vast majority of people in Austria identify themselves as Catholic.
Top 25 Stats
Human Development Index- 21st; Internet Access- 83.68% (21st).
Fastest Growing Religion
Human Development Index
Austrian (84.4%); Swiss German (3.4%); German (3.2%); Balkan (3.1%); Other European (1.7%).
Strong tourist, commercial, agricultural, and industrial nation; Much trade with Germany. More than 10% of the workforce is foreign.
History / Politics
Heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918; Now has a multiparty democracy. Neutral buffer state between East and West from 1955 to 1990; In European Union now.
Beautiful culture, music, art, and scenery, but the nation is spiritually empty. About 84% believe in God which is high for Europe, but few have a relationship with Jesus. People are leaving Catholic church due to sex abuse scandals and church tax of 1% on all. Lutheran and Reformed churches are also in decline. Evangelical and charismatic churches are growing. Austria needs more Christian workers and education; Foreigners planted most churches.
Pray that the affluence of society would not seduce people away from the Gospel. Pray that Catholics in Austria would experience a revival of true belief. Pray that the evangelical and charismatic churches continue to grow. Pray that more Christian workers would be raised up among the nationals.