Panama PA

475,024

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

33,185

Indicated decisions 2014

4.0 million

Population

3.2 million

Christians
677,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Panama
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    65/187
  • Internet Access

    48.39% (68th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Latin-Mestizo (56.8%); Panamanian Caucasian (8.8%); Amerindian (10.9%); Caribbean (9.4%); European/American (6.6%); Other groups less than 5% of population.
  • Common Languages

    Spanish
  • Economy

    Nation has a service-based economy, primarily banking, commerce, and tourism.
    Nation developed the infrastructure due to the Panama Canal, but 40% live in poverty.
    Drug cartels have influence on the economy.
  • History / Politics

    Was formerly part of Colombia, and rebelled with U.S. help before the canal was built.
    It is a republic with constitutional democracy and is very stable politically.
    Panama has more diversity than most Latin American countries, due to the Panama canal.
  • Spirituality

    Evangelicals grew from less than 5% of the population in 1970 to 20% in 2010.
    The Catholic church has lost influence and many Christians are not mature biblically.
    Missionaries are beginning to be sent out by Panama; Pray that more hear the call.
  • Prayers

    Pray that the growth of evangelicals will continue and that strong discipleship will occur.
    Pray that the Catholic church has a true revival to the risen Lord.
    Pray that all Christians would serve Christ with integrity and help society in need.

Note:

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