Bolivia BO

936,971

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

95,456

Indicated decisions 2014

11.0 million

Population

9.1 million

Christians
1.6 million are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Bolivia
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    Mountainous inland country that has influenced how the culture has developed.
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Ethnic religions
  • Human Development Index

    113/187
  • Internet Access

    36.60% (89th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Mestizo (43.7%); Highland Amerindian peoples (49.8%); Lowland Amerindian peoples (3.8%); German (2%).
  • Common Languages

    Spanish, Aymara, Quechua
  • Economy

    Nation was once the richest area of South America, but is now the poorest country.
    Natural gas deposits may be developed and improve the economy.
    About 70% of the population lives in poverty.
    Farmers make more money on coca leaf (cocaine) than legitimate crops and so are tempted.
  • History / Politics

    Independence from Spain occurred in 1825 after a long war for freedom.
    More than 200 coups/revolutions have occurred since 1825; Stable democracy since 1985.
  • Spirituality

    Almost all people-groups have been evangelized over the last 50 years.
    Dark pagan religious practices remain strong in the church and need to cease.
    Christian leaders need to be developed so that the church can be purer.
    The Youth need prayer to avoid drugs and urban violence, and for job creation.
    Boys frequently try drugs, and sexual abuse is common among the girls.
  • Prayers

    Pray for greater purity in the church and greater justice for the victims in society.
    Pray for growth among the leadership to guide the church’s future.

Note:

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