Sweden SE

108,525

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

4,181

Indicated decisions 2014

9.7 million

Population

5.3 million

Christians
642,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Sweden
  • Cluster

  • Social Control

    Guilt-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    Sweden is more Neutral in expression than other Nordic cultures.
    Swedes are more concerned about aesthetics than the rest of the Nordic group.
  • Top 25 Stats

    Human Development Index- 12th; Internet Access- 89.10% (13th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim
  • Human Development Index

    12/187
  • Internet Access

    89.10% (13th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Scandinavian (87.5%); Finno-Ugric (3.1%, includes Finnish, Sami); Slavic (2.6%); Other (5.3%, includes a diverse mix of nearly 200 immigrant nationalities).
  • Common Languages

    Swedish
  • Economy

    Stable, highly developed economy; Has high taxation to support a strong social network.
    Country places a high value on material comfort, personal pleasure, and Individualism.
  • History / Politics

    Parliamentary government with limited constitutional monarchy; In European Union.
    Swedes continue to use their own currency, showing some independence from EU.
  • Spirituality

    Nation faces widespread spiritual decline; Only 23% believe in a personal God.
    Had a strong history of sending missions, but this declined greatly in the last 30 years.
    Evangelicals are united and vibrant in this otherwise spiritually dead nation.
    A new spiritual interest is starting to grow, but there are few teachers of the Bible.
  • Prayers

    Pray that the affluence of the society would not seduce people away from the Gospel.
    Pray that the Lord would bring revival among the uninvolved, self-professed Christians.
    Pray that the evangelical Christians, who are spiritually vibrant, would see a great revival.

Note:

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

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