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- Stats for Sweden
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
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).
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.
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.
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.