Serbia RS

1,013,897

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

32,603

Indicated decisions 2014

9.4 million

Population

6.2 million

Christians
46,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Serbia
  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    77/187
  • Internet Access

    49.69% (67th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Serb (82.9%); Hungarian (3.9%); Romani/Gypsy (2%); Bosnian (1.8%); Croat (0.9%); Montenegrin (0.9%); Albanian (0.8%); Slovak (0.8%); Romanian (0.5%).
  • Common Languages

    Serbian
  • Economy

    Slow growth this decade after years of war, U.N. sanctions, and 45 years of communism.
    Had devastating floods in 2014.
  • History / Politics

    Serbia has rarely been independent since 1389; Currently is a parliamentary democracy.
    Nationalism of Serbia helped provoke WWI with an assassination, and provoked civil war in WWII.
    After Yugoslavia broke up, war with Bosnia and Croatia led to NATO intervention.
    Serbia sees itself as a defender of Europe and Christianity against Muslim aggression.
    World sees Serbia as aggressive nation guilty of terror; Both views have some truth.
    Serbia is bitter about being dominated by others: Turks, Austrians, Germans, Croats.
  • Spirituality

    Reconciliation is needed, but faith groups (Muslim, Orthodox, Catholic) are problematic.
    Only evangelicals can have fellowship with all parties; Pray God can use that for good.
    The Orthodox church is trying to reassert itself and trying to restrict other Christians.
    Many Christian organizations share the love of Christ as they minister to war victims.
  • Prayers

    Pray that evangelicals can help reconcile the bitterness among peoples.
    Pray for revival of the Orthodox church and that it will be open to evangelicals.
    Pray that the people will see that Jesus transcends all ethnicities and church groups.

Note:

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