For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.
- Stats for Qatar
Top 25 Stats
Internet Access- 96.65% (1st); Gospel Visits to Population- 35.50% (6th); Gospel Visits to non-Evangelicals- 35.73% (8th); Gospel Decisions to Population- 1.87% (13th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals- 1.88% (14th).
Fastest Growing Religion
Human Development Index
Arab (58.3%); Persian (16.1%); South Asian (10.9%); Bantu (7.7%); Filipino (4.4%); Expatriate community makes up about 65% of the population and is hard to document due to undocumented and only in the country for a short term.
Oil and gas make up 85% of exports; Most Qataris live in great wealth, but workers are poor. Television broadcaster Al-Jazeera is based in the city of Doha.
History / Politics
Part of the Turkish empire until 1918. British protectorate from 1918 to independence from Great Britain in 1971. Current Emir removed father in bloodless coup (1995). Son had an open and progressive attitude; His son succeeded him peacefully in 2013. Will host the soccer World Cup in 2022, but is under pressure to reform treatment of workers.
Regulations and finances limit church building; Limitations have improved recently. Workers are potential evangelists, coming from many parts of the world.
Pray for a movement within the nation for the truth of Christ. Pray that the workers can both evangelize and be evangelized themselves.