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- Stats for New Zealand
More government action than others in this cluster due to being small and relatively isolated. The larger government helps it be more competitive among larger countries in the world.
Top 25 Stats
Human Development Index- 7th; Internet Access- 91.45% (10th).
Fastest Growing Religion
Human Development Index
European (73.1%, mostly British roots); Maori (13.4%); Samoan (3.0%); Chinese (2.8%); Indo-Pakistani (1.7%); Cook Islands (1.3%); Tongan (1.0%).
English, Maori, Samoan
Tourism, agriculture, lumber, hi-tech, and software are main sources of income. Has a high emigration rate (16% live abroad); 2011 earthquake decreased tourism.
History / Politics
Gained independence in 1907 from Great Britain; Now is a parliamentary democracy. Among the least corrupt nations in the world; The British monarch is head of state. Maoris are an indigenous people who have been mistreated by majority people. Maoris have problems with unemployment, gangs, and crime; They are attracted to Mormons and other sects.
41% of the population claims to be non-religious; Only 14% attend church regularly. Some spiritual revitalization due to Charismatics and evangelicals. Many immigrants come in looking for work and have need of evangelism. Only a small percentage of Maoris are Christians, so they are in need of evangelism. New Zealanders do send a relatively high number of missionaries to other nations.
Pray that the affluence of the society would not seduce people away from the Gospel. Pray that the Lord would bring revival among the uninvolved, self-professed Christians. Pray that the number of evangelical Christians would continue to grow. Pray that the charismatic movement would continue to draw people to Christ. Pray for the minorities, since most have a low percentage of believers. Pray that evangelicals will continue to raise up more missionaries to other countries.