Spain ES


GMO Gospel Visits 2014


Indicated decisions 2014

47.2 million


35.1 million

462,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Spain
  • Social Control

  • Cultural Distinctions

  • Top 25 Stats

    Total Christians- 35.1 M (20th); Human Development Index- 27th.
  • Fastest Growing Religion

  • Human Development Index

  • Internet Access

    74.38% (32nd)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Spanish (85.4%, includes Castilian, Catalan, Galician, others); Latin American (3.9%); Basque (2.5%); Arab (1.9%); Romani/Gypsy (1.4%).
  • Common Languages

    Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque
  • Economy

    World’s greatest economic power in 16th century, but has declined for 3 centuries.
    Has improved since joining the European Union; 2008 recession greatly slowed growth.
    Tourism, industry, and agriculture are main sources of income.
    Has among the highest unemployment in Europe, especially for the youth.
  • History / Politics

    Occupied by Muslim Moors for 700 years ending in 1492; Then 3 centuries of empire.
    Then 2 centuries of instability, civil wars, and dictatorships; Now constitutional monarchy.
    Had an amazing transformation after 1978 when abandoned dictatorship for democracy.
    Increased wealth led to growth of sexual immorality, abortion, and prostitution.
    Low birth rate, depression, debt, and disease are leading to more problems for future.
    Spanish are one of the heaviest users of marijuana, cocaine, and heroin.
  • Spirituality

    Spain is considered a Catholic nation, but fewer than 17% go to church.
    Evangelical growth came with greater religious freedom, but most are immigrants.
    Spain has never had a revival before; It is in great need of one now.
  • Prayers

    Pray that the people will realize that wealth is not an answer for spiritual problems.
    Pray that there is a revival inside of Catholicism and that evangelicals will grow also.
    Pray for the youth, who are disillusioned and turning to drugs and sexual immorality.


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

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