Jordan JO

731,630

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

31,105

Indicated decisions 2014

7.7 million

Population

145,000

Christians
19,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Jordan
  • Cluster

  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim
  • Human Development Index

    77/187
  • Internet Access

    44.98% (76th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Arab (95.4%, includes Palestinians, East Bank Jordanian, Iraqi, Bedouin); Jordanian minorities (2.2%, includes Adygei, Armenian, Kurd, Turkmen, Chechen); Non-Jordanian (2.4%, includes Assyrian, Greek, Western, Pakistani, others).
  • Common Languages

    Arabic
  • Economy

    Tourism, phosphates, and agriculture are main revenue sources; Has no oil and little water.
    Poverty and unemployment are significant issues.
  • History / Politics

    Independent in 1946 from Great Britain; Was part of the Turkish empire until 1918.
    Now a constitutional monarchy with the King having executive powers.
    Jordan is a stable, moderate Arab nation, but is surrounded by unstable countries.
    Many refugees come to Jordan from Palestine and other war-ravaged places.
  • Spirituality

    The nation serves as a regional center for many Christian activities and ministries.
    The Christian population dropped between 1980 to 2010 due to low birth rates and emigration.
    Christians serve in all parts of society, including in parliament and other influential areas.
    The number of evangelicals doubled between 1995 and 2010.
    Most people remain unreached, including Muslim majority, refugees, Bedouin, and Gypsies.
  • Prayers

    Pray that religious tolerance continues and increases.
    Pray for continued growth of evangelicals and outreach to other areas of the nation.

Note:

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