Solomon Islands SB

17,444

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

2,027

Indicated decisions 2014

536,000

Population

513,000

Christians
179,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Solomon Islands
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Local ethnic religions
  • Human Development Index

    157/187
  • Internet Access

    9.0%
  • Ethnic Groups

    Melanesian (90.2%); Polynesian (4.2%); Euronesians (3.4%); Micronesian (1.2%); Han Chinese (0.7%).
  • Common Languages

    English, Solomon Pidjin (spoken by more than half of people)
  • Economy

    Agriculture and fishing are the main economic drivers; rich in untapped mineral resources.
    Civil war (1998-2003) interfered with economic development; Corruption a major issue.
  • History / Politics

    Independence from Britain granted in 1978 as parliamentary democracy.
    Ethnicity tends to be stronger than national identity. 
    Civil war killed many, displaced 30,000, and harmed economy; Deep tensions remain.
    Six major island groups create a divided society.
  • Spirituality

    Denominations are divided along tribal lines. 
    Revival has come in the past in 1935, 1970, and 1982. 
    Many Christians do not practice their faith; Cults and tribal spiritism is common.
  • Prayers

    Pray for unity among all Christian groups in this island nation.
    Pray for forgiveness and reconciliation over past injuries and current tensions.
    Pray for a new revival, with people gaining a relationship with Jesus as Savior.

Note:

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