Iceland IS

674,650

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

464

Indicated decisions 2014

329,000

Population

298,000

Christians
12,600 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Iceland
  • Cluster

  • Social Control

    Guilt-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    13/187
  • Internet Access

    98.2%
  • Ethnic Groups

    Icelandic (91.7%); Other (8.3%) are mostly European, mainly from Denmark, Sweden, Poland, and others.
  • Common Languages

    Icelandic
  • Economy

    Nation has one of highest living standards in the world, with economy based on fishing and agriculture. 
    Economy is moving to tourism, hydroelectric and geo-thermal energy, and aluminum. 
    Financial crisis/banking collapse (2008-2009) occurred, but a good recovery since 2011.
  • History / Politics

    Has the world’s oldest parliament, established in 930 A.D.
    Was ruled by Norway and Denmark for 6 centuries, but is now a parliamentary republic. 
    Conflict exists between those who want to use the land and those trying to conserve it.
  • Spirituality

    Immigration brings other faiths and cultures into the closed Icelandic society.
    While most people say they are Christians, almost none practice their faith actively.
  • Prayers

    Pray that more people would be open to the true gospel, and more would grow in their faith. 
    Pray that training among young Lutherans would continue to go well.

Note:

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

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