Jamaica JM

832,995

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

60,476

Indicated decisions 2014

2.8 million

Population

2.3 million

Christians
765,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Jamaica
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Percent of Country Who Are Evangelicals- 27.20 (7th); Gospel Visits to Population- 29.61% (10th); Gospel Visits to Non-Christians- 162.38% (9th); Gospel Visits to non-Evangelicals- 40.67% (5th); Gospel Visits to Non-Christians with Internet- 326.19% (24th); Gospel Decisions to Population- 2.15% (9th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians- 11.79% (9th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals- 2.95% (5th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians with Internet- 31.02% (22nd).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    96/187
  • Internet Access

    49.78% (66th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Jamaican (93.7%); Haitian (2.0%); East Indian (1.7%%); Chinese (1.2%); Euro-American (1.0%).
  • Common Languages

    English, 97% speak Jamaican Creole
  • Economy

    Revenue comes from tourism, expatriates sending money home, mining, and agriculture.
    High crime, under-employment, and a large public debt hinder economic growth.
  • History / Politics

    Independent from Great Britain in 1962; Has political stability, but with high corruption.
  • Spirituality

    Jamaica has a rich Christian history, with a high percentage of evangelicals.
    Many missionaries have been sent; Church sends Bibles to regional youth.
    The church needs a revival; Only a portion of Christians go to church or live morally.
  • Prayers

    Pray that evangelicals will continue to grow and that discipleship will be strong.
    Pray for missionaries to be sent out, and for their effectiveness in other countries.
    Pray for revival in the churches to increase integrity and improve character.
    Pray for more unity and high integrity in the church, and for corruption to decrease.

Note:

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