Equatorial Guinea GQ

30,730

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

4,998

Indicated decisions 2014

693,000

Population

624,000

Christians
30,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Equatorial Guinea
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim
  • Human Development Index

    144/187
  • Internet Access

    18.9%
  • Ethnic Groups

    Mainland Fang (57.2%); Island Bubi (10.3%); Yoruba (8.3%); Igbo (4.2%); Spanish (3%); Euro-african (2.5%); Hausa (2%).
  • Common Languages

    Spanish, French
  • Economy

    Prosperous till independence in 1968, then financial ruin by 1979 from mismanagement. 
    Development of offshore oil deposits (discovered in 1995) led to increased income. 
    However, most of the wealth is in the hands of a few, and corruption is commonplace.
  • History / Politics

    Gained independence from Spain in 1968, but atheist regime caused enormous abuses.
    Multi-party system formed in 1991, but greater political freedom is needed.
  • Spirituality

    The country has the highest percentage of Roman Catholics of any African nation. 
    However, many continue to practice their animistic beliefs.
    Several newer Pentecostal, Charismatic, and Evangelical groups are growing well.
  • Prayers

    Pray for economic justice and wise stewardship of the oil revenues. 
    Pray that the western oil companies treat the people well and do not ignore abuses.
    Pray for continued growth in maturity and true discipleship among Christians.
    Pray that the government continues to encourage Christian involvement in social issues.
    Pray that Christians would depart from their animistic ways.

Note:

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