Libya LY

800,749

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

77,045

Indicated decisions 2014

6.3 million

Population

173,000

Christians
19,700 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Libya
  • Cluster

  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Christian
  • Human Development Index

    55/187
  • Internet Access

    21.79% (100th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Arab (76.4%); Bedouin (13.7%); Berber (5.8%); Other (4.1%, includes laborers such as Punjabi, Italian, Serbian, Gypsy, Croatian, and Sinhalese); Also, many undocumented Sub-Saharan Africans in transit to Europe.
  • Common Languages

    Arabic
  • Economy

    Oil discovered in 1959 and is the main revenue source, but little benefit reaches the masses.
    U.N. imposed sanctions against Libya, but these were lifted in 2003 and the economy improved.
  • History / Politics

    Italy ruled the country from 1911-1943, then independence as a monarchy in 1951.
    A military coup led to an Islamic republic under Qaddafi, who reigned for 42 years.
    He was killed in an uprising as part of the “Arab spring,” and free elections occurred in 2012.
    Many armed groups still roam the country; The promised quality state has not happened yet.
  • Spirituality

    The country is probably more open to the Gospel than it has been in decades.
    Many immigrants cross Libya on the way to Europe; they need help and the Gospel.
    New believers face a difficult time of standing against their family and Islamic groups.
  • Prayers

    Pray that the current openness will result in the rapid growth of the church.
    Pray that new believers will stand strong for the faith.
    Pray for the many immigrants who pass through the nation, that they may be reached.

Note:

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