Norway NO

72,143

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

2,064

Indicated decisions 2014

5.1 million

Population

4.4 million

Christians
410,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Norway
  • Cluster

  • Social Control

    Guilt-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    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

    Muslim.
  • Human Development Index

    1/187
  • Internet Access

    96.15% (3rd)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Norwegian (92%); Foreign-origin European (7.4%); Asian (3.6%); African (0.6%); Sami (0.5%); Romani/Gypsy (0.1%).
  • Common Languages

    Norwegian.
  • Economy

    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.
  • Spirituality

    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.
  • Prayers

    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.

Note:

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

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