Poland PL

1,772,375

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

30,346

Indicated decisions 2014

38.2 million

Population

34 million

Christians
95,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Poland
  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    Polish speech has been measured more Affective than most countries.
  • Top 25 Stats

    Total Christians- 34.0 M (21st); Percent of Country Who Are Christians- 88.95% (14th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    35/187
  • Internet Access

    67.15% (39th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Polish (96.7%); Belarusian (0.15-1.6%); Ukrainian (0.1-2.1%); Other Slavic and European peoples.
  • Common Languages

    Polish
  • Economy

    Nation has been agricultural for most of its history, but industry grew under communism.
    Has had significant growth since 1990, but still much unemployment and emigration abroad.
    Unemployment and poverty affect many, especially in the rural areas.
    Young people have more material things, but struggle with immorality and violence.
  • History / Politics

    Has been occupied by other nations for much of its history; National identity formed in the 10th century.
    During WWII, about 25% of the population died, including a large number of Jews.
    Communist from 1945 until overthrown in 1989; Now a democracy in European Union (2004).
  • Spirituality

    Catholic church has guarded Polish identity; 86% are Catholics, but only 28% attend church.
    There is a diaspora of millions who are probably more open to the Gospel.
    Evangelicals remain very low in numbers, because of the national identity with Catholicism.
  • Prayers

    Pray for a renewal of the Catholic church in Poland and for Poles in other countries.
    Pray that other Christian groups will be united with believing Catholics for the Gospel.

Note:

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