Belize BZ

19,957

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

1,044

Indicated decisions 2014

313,000

Population

263,000

Christians
59,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Belize
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None.
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    84/187
  • Internet Access

    38.7%
  • Ethnic Groups

    Mestizo/Ladino (46.7%, mostly Guatemalan and Honduran background); Belize Creole (25%); Amerindian (10.6%); Garifuna (6%, Black Carib); European (4.9%); East Indian (3%); Chinese (2.7%).
  • Common Languages

    English, Spanish (spoken by majority)
  • Economy

    Has a solid economy, but has the highest cost of living of any Central American nation.
    Poverty is still widespread.
  • History / Politics

    This was formerly British Honduras, but has been independent since 1981.
    The country has a stable, parliamentary democracy.
  • Spirituality

    Most people in Belize say they are Christians, but only 10% attend church regularly.
    True spirituality is often mixed with superstition.
    The Mayans often mix in paganism, and the Garifuna black magic.
    Evangelicals grew from 4.6% of population in 1960 to 19% in 2010.
  • Prayers

    Pray for revival and elimination of superstition, paganism, and black magic.
    Pray that Hispanic, English, German, and Mayan-speaking Believers can unite.
    Pray for training for pastors who usually work a primary job, making education difficult. 
    Pray for unity between the native church and foreign Believers who help them.
    Pray for greater outreach to the Garifuna, Mayans, Chinese, and Indians.

Note:

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