Hungary HU

1,165,441

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

46,624

Indicated decisions 2014

9.9 million

Population

8.8 million

Christians
282,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Hungary
  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Percent of Country Who Are Christians- 88.79% (16th); Gospel Visits to Non-Christians- 104.90% (16th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    43/187
  • Internet Access

    74.38% (33rd)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Magyar/Hungarian (86.8%); Romani/Gypsies (7.7%); Slavic (1.8%); German (1.2%); Jews (1%); Romanians (1%).
  • Common Languages

    Hungarian
  • Economy

    Has very good agricultural land; Has made transition to market economy from communism.
    More economic reforms are needed; Older people have trouble adjusting.
    Many people are skeptical of the government and the economy.
  • History / Politics

    Lost 60% of its land when the Austro-Hungarian empire broke up in 1918; consequently many Hungarians live in nearby lands.
    The Soviets imposed communism from 1944 to 1991, which slowed the economy.
    A 1956 revolt led to a Soviet invasion, with 80,000 killed/wounded, and 200,000 fleeing to West.
    Was the first nation from the old Soviet Union to achieve multiparty democracy, in 1990.
    Is a member of the European Union and NATO.
  • Spirituality

    In 2000, the nation celebrated 1,000 years of Christianity, but few practice it now.
    People were more open to the Gospel in 1990, but the openness has diminished.
    The evangelical churches have been active and vibrant, and continue to grow.
    Hungary is a hub for theological education in the region.
    The Romani (Gypsies) and other minorities need to be reached with the Gospel.
  • Prayers

    Pray for revival within the older churches, and growth of the evangelical churches.
    Pray for outreach to Romani and other minorities, and that more youth would be interested.

Note:

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