El Salvador SV

634,045

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

59,058

Indicated decisions 2014

6.4 million

Population

5.9 million

Christians
2 million are evangelical

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

  • Stats for El Salvador
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Percent of Country Who Are Christians- 91.81% (7th); Percent of Country Who Are Evangelicals- 31.12% (4th); Gospel Visits to Non-Christians- 120.54% (12th); Gospel Visits to Non-Christians with Internet- 441.54% (19th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians- 11.23% (10th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals- 1.33% (24th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians with Internet- 48.82% (14th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    115/187
  • Internet Access

    27.30% (94th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Hispanic (90.1%); Part-Indian (4.5%); Pipil/Aztec (4.0%); Lenca (0.8%).
  • Common Languages

    Spanish
  • Economy

    Exploitation and war hindered economic development for decades.
    The poverty rate was cut in half between 1991 and 2005.
    Thirty percent of workers are employed outside the country and send money to their families.
    Many of the youth join street gangs, because many of their fathers work elsewhere.
  • History / Politics

    Gained independence from Spain in 1821.
    Corrupt dictatorship led to a devastating civil war lasting from 1979 to 1992. 
    Multiparty democracy finally was established and has endured to the present time.
  • Spirituality

    The country must continue a recovery from all the violence and chaos of the war years.
    Evangelicals grew in the chaos; Growth is 4.5%/year, almost 10 times the population growth.
    Country has some of largest megachurches in Latin America.
    Churches need more trained leaders as growth and training were hampered by the civil war.
  • Prayers

    Pray for forgiveness and reconciliation for all the violence in the country.
    Pray for unity of Christians and more training for Christian leaders.
    Pray for continued growth and purity of the evangelical church.

Note:

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