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- Stats for Norway
Most of Norway is closed for all of July. Generous family leave is granted -- in some cases up to 3 years between father and mother. Norway is thinking of going to 30-hour work weeks, believing this is better for society.
Top 25 Stats
Percent of Country Who Are Christians- 85.55% (25th); Human Development Index- 1st; Internet Access- 96.15% (3rd); Gospel Visits to Non-Christians- 71.40% (23rd).
Fastest Growing Religion
Human Development Index
Norwegian (92%); Foreign-origin European (7.4%); Asian (3.6%); African (0.6%); Sami (0.5%); Romani/Gypsy (0.1%).
Strong, wealthy economy based on oil, mining, fishing, lumber, and hi-tech.
History / Politics
Independence in 1905 from Sweden; A parliamentary monarchy; Not in European Union.
Has a strong spiritual heritage; Lutheran church is most evangelical of state churches. However, Norway is similar to other European societies in that religion is unimportant. Only 4% attend church on Sundays; Immigrants have more active spiritual participation. Norway continues to have a strong mission-sending culture in the active churches.
Pray that the affluence of the society would not seduce people away from the Gospel. Pray that the Lord would have a revival among the uninvolved, self-professed Christians. Pray that there would be an increase in the number of evangelical Christians.