French Polynesia PF

15,181

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

353

Indicated decisions 2014

272,000

Population

251,000

Christians
57,500 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for French Polynesia
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Christian
  • Human Development Index

    NR
  • Internet Access

    60.7%
  • Ethnic Groups

    Polynesian (61.9%); Mixed Race (16.5%); Chinese (10.9%); European (10.7%).
  • Common Languages

    French, Tahitian
  • Economy

    Heavily dependent on French aid and military spending.
    Tourism, pearls, and agriculture make up the rest of the economy.
  • History / Politics

    Was a French colony in 1880, and became a territory from 1957 to 2003.
    Since then, has been French Overseas Territory with autonomy and its own president.
  • Spirituality

    Has complete religious freedom, but the society is increasingly materialistic and secular. 
    Tahitian missionary outreach has declined along with decline of morality.
    Sects and reversion to pagan occultism is more common; Liberal theology has hurt also.
    The Catholic church is usually nominal although some have experienced revivals.
  • Prayers

    Pray that society will resist the temptation of materialism and immorality.
    Pray for more Evangelical awakening and more people committed fully to Christ.

Note:

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