Kuwait KW

1,147,302

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

60,027

Indicated decisions 2014

3.6 million

Population

421,000

Christians
46,000 (Most are expatriates) are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Kuwait
  • Cluster

  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Internet Access- 86.86% (15th); Gospel Visits to Population- 32.02% (7th); Gospel Visits to non-Evangelicals- 32.44% (10th); Gospel Decisions to Population- 1.68% (15th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals- 1.70% (16th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Christian
  • Human Development Index

    46/187
  • Internet Access

    86.86% (15th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Kuwaiti (35%); Foreign Arab (22%); Bidoon (4%); Other groups (39% of population includes South Asian, Filipino, Iranian, Western Chinese, Others).
  • Common Languages

    Arabic
  • Economy

    Nation made wealthy by oil, with up to 10% of world’s oil reserves; Total dependence on oil.
    Foreigners comprise most of labor force; Most are Arabs or Asians who leave their family to work in Kuwait.
    Many of the laborers are lonely and unjustly treated.
  • History / Politics

    Independence in 1961 from Great Britain; Now is a constitutional monarchy.
    The Sheik and his family exercise great control of country; Nation is a Western ally.
    Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, and the U.N. sent troops to free Kuwait.
    Tensions exist over modern and traditional ways of life; Islamist activity increases.
    Young people feel frustrated from limited opportunities and are bored.
  • Spirituality

    Kuwaiti church continues to grow; Most Christians have to stay underground.
    One hundred years of medical missions has given foreign Christians a good reputation.
    Evangelism of Muslims is illegal, but there are still many opportunities here with workers.
  • Prayers

    Pray for continued growth of the church and for safety for Christians from persecution.
    Pray that Christ’s name will continue to be glorified through medical missionaries.
    Pray for evangelism of the many workers who come from other countries.

Note:

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