Macao MO


GMO Gospel Visits 2014


Indicated decisions 2014




8,500 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Macao
  • Social Control

  • Cultural Distinctions

  • Top 25 Stats

  • Fastest Growing Religion

  • Human Development Index

  • Internet Access

  • Ethnic Groups

    Chinese (93.6%, more than half born outside Macao); Macanese (Eurasian)(2.4%).
  • Common Languages

    Chinese, Portuguese, Majority speak Cantonese, but Mandarin is also widely spoken
  • Economy

    One of the richest economies in the 16th-17th centuries.
    Now tourism and gambling of tourists from China drives economy. 
    It is a gateway city for China’s economic zones.
  • History / Politics

    This was Europe’s first and last colonial possession in Asia. 
    It was rented by the Portuguese in 1557, and then became a Portuguese colony in 1887. 
    In 1974, became a Chinese Territory administered by Portugal, and then Chinese in 1999.
    Has a high degree of economic and political autonomy, much as Hong Kong does.
  • Spirituality

    95% of population in 1600 were Catholics, but only 5% call themselves Christians today. 
    In Asia, 1st place for Protestant missionaries, 1st Chinese converts, and 1st Chinese Bible. 
    Now almost all follow Buddhism, Taoism, or traditional Chinese religions.
    There is a high turnover of church leaders, making it hard for the Gospel to spread.
    Gambling earns far more profit here than in Las Vegas, and prostitution comes along with it.
  • Prayers

    Pray for more stability in the churches, and that pastors can lead the churches in growth. 
    Pray that the Lord would bring a breakthrough in this city of sin.


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

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