Egypt EG

7,065,878

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

821,822

Indicated decisions 2014

84.7 million

Population

10.8 million

Christians
3.3 million are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Egypt
  • Cluster

  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Total Population- 84.7 M (15th); Total Gospel Visits- 7.1 M (11th); Total Gospel Decisions- 822,000 (10th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim
  • Human Development Index

    110/187
  • Internet Access

    48.34% (69th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Egyptian Arab (84.3%), Sudanese Arab (5.4%); Berber (2%); Dom Gypsy (1.4%); Bedouin Arab (1.2%); Nubians (1.1%); Refugees (2.4%, includes Ethiopians, Palestinians, Eritreans, Somalis, black Sudanese, and others may number 2 million).
  • Common Languages

    Arabic
  • Economy

    Revenue is from agriculture, natural gas, some oil, textiles, tourism, and Suez canal fees.
    Some privatizing of business has improved economy, but many still live in poverty.
    Poverty increased during the last few years of political turmoil.
    Many migrate to Cairo for jobs, but they often end up in slums.
    Drug abuse is a common problem.
  • History / Politics

    This is the largest Arab country; It is a republic, but had some repression under Mubarak.
    Massive protests ended Mubarak’s rule in 2011; People are hopeful for a better economy.
    Mohamed Morsi of the Islamic brotherhood was elected with help of liberals and Christians.
    Then Morsi tried to impose Islamic law on all, people protested, and the army removed Morsi.
    Millions of civil war refugees, some Christian, have come to Egypt.
  • Spirituality

    The Coptic Christians are the largest group of Christians in the Middle East.
    Many of these believers do not really practice their faith.
    Persecution has increased in the last 25 years, especially from Islamist extremists.
    Evangelicals have grown recently and are often helping the poor with services.
    Muslims are converting, which is legal, but they often face persecution.
  • Prayers

    Pray for revival within the Coptic church, and that they will share the Gospel with Muslims.
    Pray for greater training for church leaders and that they will seek the Lord for strength.
    Pray that evangelicals will continue to grow and minister to the poor.

Note:

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