Réunion RE

39,917

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

474

Indicated decisions 2014

837,000

Population

727,000

Christians
114,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Réunion
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Christian
  • Human Development Index

    NR
  • Internet Access

    43.8%
  • Ethnic Groups

    African Creole (50%); South Asian (24%, especially Tamil and Indian); White Creole (13%); European (6%, especially French); Chinese (3.5%); African (3.5%).
  • Common Languages

    French, French Creole (85% speak)
  • Economy

    Based on agriculture and tourism.
    Very dependent on French and European Union subsidies, and military bases.
    Has a high rate of unemployment and emigration.
  • History / Politics

    Was uninhabited until French settlement in 1642.
    Has been an Overseas Department of France since 1946.
    There is little incentive to attempt greater autonomy due to the subsidies given to it.
  • Spirituality

    Catholicism is culturally dominant; Does have religious freedom.
    Assemblies of God since 1966 and SIM since 1970 have helped increase the Gospel.
  • Prayers

    Praise God for the growth that has occurred in the country since 1966.
    Pray that the dark legacy of slavery can be overcome. 
    Pray for spiritual awakening among Catholics, who often are nominal Christians.
    Pray for growth among the youth, and that leaders will arise to help their growth.

Note:

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