Benin BJ

616,418

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

73,670

Indicated decisions 2014

10.9 million

Population

3.7 million

Christians
768,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Benin
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Gospel Visits to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 121.92% (24th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 14.57% (22nd).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim
  • Human Development Index

    165/187
  • Internet Access

    4.34% (137th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Guinean (59.5%); Gur (17.4%); Yoruba (13.1%); Falani (4.8%).
  • Common Languages

    French, Fon (South), Dendi (North)
  • Economy

    One of the world’s poorest countries; Has strong trade with Nigeria.
    Has an agricultural economy with cotton as the most important crop.
    About 75% of the economy is an “underground” economy.
  • History / Politics

    Independence from France in 1960; Has had 7 coups and 1 Marxist government since.
    Has had democracy since 1991 and has been stable, but with lots of corruption.
  • Spirituality

    Church continues to grow, but has the highest percentage of traditional ethnic religions.
    Christians often mix their Christianity with animism and witch doctors.
    Benin is probably is the least evangelized country in Africa.
  • Prayers

    Pray for a purer church and that the non-Christians come to God.
    Pray for discipleship, training of leaders, and more church plantings.

Note:

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