Cuba CU

1,194

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

183

Indicated decisions 2014

11.2 million

Population

6.3 million

Christians
981,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Cuba
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Gospel Decisions to Visits- 15.33% (6th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Christian
  • Human Development Index

    44/187
  • Internet Access

    27.45% (93rd)
  • Ethnic Groups

    White Hispanic (62%); Mulatto and Mestizo Hispanic (25%); Black Hispanic (11%); Asian (1%, primarily Chinese).
  • Common Languages

    Spanish
  • Economy

    The economy is one of the weakest in the Caribbean due to Marxism and U.S. sanctions.
    Lacks many essentials, but has high quality healthcare and literacy; Tourism is increasing.
    Black market crime, drugs, and prostitution have been a major problem.
    Castro imprisoned 500,000 political prisoners and 1 million became U.S. refugees.
    With President Obama lifting many sanctions, economy should improve.
  • History / Politics

    Independence in 1898 from Spain; Fidel Castro brought Marxism to Cuba in 1959.
    Castro’s younger brother Raul took over in 2008 and has slowly relaxed restrictions.
    In 2014, President Obama announced that better relations with Cuba will be sought.
    Sanctions are being cut back; tourism is increasing, as well as spiritual opportunities.
  • Spirituality

    There are a lot of cult religious practices in the church, including ones similar to voodoo.
    The government still persecutes believers, but less than in the past.
    Fewer than 10% of Catholics go to church; Evangelicals doubled in number from 1995 to 2010.
  • Prayers

    Pray that the new openness will allow more freedom of religion within Cuba.
    Pray for revival within the Catholic church and continued growth of evangelicals.
    Pray that the Cuban diaspora might be open to Christ and bring the Gospel back to Cuba.

Note:

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