Puerto Rico PR

780,640

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

26,661

Indicated decisions 2014

3.8 million

Population

3.8 million

Christians
1 million are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Puerto Rico
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Percent of Country Who Are Christians- 95% (1st); Percent of Country Who Are Evangelicals- 25.00% (12th); Gospel Visits to Population- 21.21% (14th); Gospel Visits to Non-Evangelicals- 29.13% (11th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    NR/187
  • Internet Access

    55.04% (59th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Hispanic Puerto Rican (70.4%); African-Puerto Rican (15.5%); Mixed Puerto Rican (10.3%).
  • Common Languages

    Spanish, English
  • Economy

    The nation has a free market economy with manufacturing, trade, and tourism main revenue.
    Has one of the highest income levels in the Caribbean, but 45% live in poverty.
    Many move to the U.S. to find work; 50% of the entire population live abroad.
  • History / Politics

    Spanish colony until 1898 when Spain ceded it to the U.S. after Spanish-American War.
    Has an elected governor, although the U.S. President is the chief executive.
  • Spirituality

    The church has very little positive effect on the social ills of the society.
    Has a very high rate of substance abuse, corruption, crime, AIDS, and poverty.
    Evangelicals grew from 0.1% in 1900 to 25.2% in 2010.
    Most are Catholics, but charismatic teachings have revived the church somewhat.
    Mission outreach to other cultures is growing; more training and support is needed.
  • Prayers

    Pray that the church would be a leader in helping to improve society.
    Pray that evangelicals will continue to grow and that discipleship will be strong.
    Pray for continued growth of missions, and effective outreach to other countries.

Note:

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