Nicaragua NI

364,086

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

47,366

Indicated decisions 2014

6.3 million

Population

5.7 million

Christians
1.7 million are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Nicaragua
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Percent of Country Who Are Christians- 91.10% (10th); Percent of Country Who Are Evangelicals- 27.17% (8th); Gospel Visits to Non-Christians with Internet- 452.36% (17th); Gospel Decisions to Visits- 13.01% (19th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians- 8.50% (14th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians with Internet- 53.15% (12th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Christian
  • Human Development Index

    132/187
  • Internet Access

    14.45% (117th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Latino-Mestizo (67.5%); Latino-white Latino (16.5%); Amerindian (5.9%); Middle Eastern (0.8%).
  • Common Languages

    Spanish, English spoken on the east coast
  • Economy

    One of poorest countries in the west due to civil wars, dictatorships, and natural disasters.
    Has gotten better since 1991 after an economic collapse in the 1980’s.
  • History / Politics

    Independent republic since 1838; Corrupt dictatorship ended in 1979 after a civil war.
    Cold war politics with Marxist Sandinistas and Contras caused bloodshed and distrust.
    Current cooperation between the Right and the Left may help the country to heal.
  • Spirituality

    Evangelicals were 2% in 1960 and 30% today; This growth has been during chaotic times.
    Both the Catholic church and evangelical mega-churches influence the politicians.
    Events of 1978-1998 divided communities, churches, and families; Unity is needed.
    Missionaries are sent to other countries; Christians come and teach from other countries.
  • Prayers

    Praise the Lord for the growth in the evangelical church and pray for continued unity.
    Pray for integrity with Christians with connections to the government.
    Pray for effective and increasing numbers of missionaries to other countries.

Note:

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