Romania RO

3,209,484

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

184,718

Indicated decisions 2014

21.6 million

Population

20.5 million

Christians
1.1 million are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Romania
  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Percent of Country Who Are Christians- 95% (2nd); Gospel Visits to Non-Christians- 297.45% (3rd); Gospel Visits to Non-Christians with Internet- 575.78% (14th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians- 17.12% (4th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians with Internet- 34.24% (20th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    54/187
  • Internet Access

    51.66% (63rd)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Romanian (86.5%, a Latin people descended from the Romans); Hungarian (6.6%, mostly in Transylvania); Romani/Gypsy (3.8%); Slav (1.4%); Turkic (0.8%).
  • Common Languages

    Romanian
  • Economy

    Has good agricultural land, minerals, and oil; Became industrialized under communism.
    Has high unemployment, people going abroad, and farmers abandoning their farmland.
  • History / Politics

    Independent from 1859 to communist coup in 1947; Suffered under brutal communist dictator Ceausescu.
    Revolution in 1889-1990 overthrew Ceausescu and brought parliamentary democracy, but many problems persist.
    In European Union since 2007.
    Substance abuse, prostitution, human trafficking, and child abuse are very high.
    There are three abortions for every child born, deep corruption, and high unemployment.
  • Spirituality

    Orthodox faith dominates society (87% membership), but personal commitment is low.
    Has a high number of Christians, but of very weak faith; People need prayer for revival.
    Has the fourth largest evangelical population; One of the most spiritually receptive nations.
    Unity is a major problem in the church; there is almost no cooperation between groups.
    Missionaries are being sent from Romania to places that many westerners cannot go.
  • Prayers

    Pray for revival in the Orthodox church, and that people will follow the true Christ.
    Pray that evangelicals will continue to grow and send out more missionaries.
    Pray that Christians of all groups will be more united in Christ.

Note:

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