Paraguay PY

464,505

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

61,695

Indicated decisions 2014

7.0 million

Population

6.2 million

Christians
393,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Paraguay
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Percent of Country Who Are Christians- 88.16% (18th); Gospel Decisions to Visits- 13.28% (18th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians- 7.41% (18th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    111/187
  • Internet Access

    28.99% (90th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Spanish/Guarani-speaking (90%); No other groups listed.
  • Common Languages

    Spanish, Guarani (90% understand it, but only 9% speak it exclusively)
  • Economy

    Agriculture is the main industry, but the nation also has vast hydroelectric potential.
    About 1% of people own 77% of the land, which creates landless peasant farmers and poverty.
  • History / Politics

    Independent from Spain in 1811.
    Devastating wars (1864-1870 and 1932-1935) and dictatorships (1954-1989) hindered growth.
    Moving toward democratic and economic reforms, and nation is working with global business.
  • Spirituality

    The Catholic church influences politics and society, and is opposed to corruption and immorality.
    Catholics opposed evangelicals and promoted Mary devotion and old pagan customs.
    Many of Paraguay’s non-Catholic Christians are immigrants.
    Evangelicals are united and sending missionaries to indigenous people in the countryside.
  • Prayers

    Pray for the continued integrity of the Catholic church to oppose corruption.
    Pray for unity among Catholics and evangelicals, and true worship of Christ.
    Pray that missionaries would increase and be effective in other countries.

Note:

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