Sweden SE


GMO Gospel Visits 2014


Indicated decisions 2014

9.7 million


5.3 million

642,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Sweden
  • Cluster

  • Social Control

  • 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

  • Human Development Index

  • 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

  • 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.


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

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