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- Stats for Canada
Canada is the closest culturally to Britain in this cluster. Photos of the Queen are commonly seen in homes.
Top 25 Stats
Human Development Index- 8; Internet Access- 92.89% (8th); Total Gospel Visits- 6.0 M (14th); Gospel Visits to Population- 16.82% (24th); Gospel Visits to Non-Evangelicals- 18.14% (23rd); Total Gospel Decisions- 834,000 (9th); Gospel Decisions to Visits- 13.83% (15th); Gospel Decisions to Population- 2.33% (8th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians- 7.27% (20th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals- 2.51% (10th).
Fastest Growing Religion
Human Development Index
European-origin British (36%); European-origin French (15.8%, majority in Quebec); European-mixed origin (14.5%); Other European (13.7%, includes many Germans; Italians, Ukrainians); Chinese (3.2%); South Asian (3.1%); Indigenous (2.9%).
One of world’s leading industrial nations with the lowest public debt of G8 nations. Abundant natural resources indicate Canada will have a strong economic future. Service industry provides most employment.
History / Politics
Is a constitutional monarchy; Member of British Commonwealth with multiparty democracy. Tension between French- and English-speaking areas sometimes threatens national unity. Large areas of land restored to indigenous peoples.
Christian influence has declined during the last century. Mainline churches have become less biblical in their beliefs, contributing to their decline. Other religions grew primarily due to immigration and high birthrate. Catholicism has a large influence on the nation, and has a strong charismatic movement. Evangelicals were 25% of population in 1900, but only 8% today. Province of Quebec is 80% Catholic, but very few go to church. Indigenous people have been poorly treated. Truth and Reconciliation meetings started in 2010. Most indigenous people call themselves Christian, but do not practice their faith.
Pray that the affluence of the society would not seduce people away from the Gospel. Pray that the Lord would bring revival among the uninvolved, self-professed Christians. Pray that the mainline churches be revived and teach the true Gospel. Pray that the charismatic revival in the Catholic church would continue and grow. Pray that number of Evangelical Christians would increase.