Syrian Arab Republic SY

590,131

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

72,665

Indicated decisions 2014

22.3 million

Population

1.4 million

Christians
24,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Syrian Arab Republic
  • Cluster

  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Christian
  • Human Development Index

    118/187
  • Internet Access

    26.66% (95th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Syrian Arab (67%); Alawi (7.9%); Bedouin (7.1%); Kurd (6.7%); Palestinian (3.1%); Druze (2.2%); As many as 1.8 million Iraqi refugees fled to Syria; Around 2 million Syrians and most of the Iraqis fled their own country during the Syrian civil war.
  • Common Languages

    Arabic
  • Economy

    Agriculture, oil, and tourism provided money before war; Civil war has halted progress.
  • History / Politics

    Damascus is the oldest inhabited city in the world; This is an ancient civilization.
    Independent in 1946 from France; Many upheavals till 1970 coup by Alawite minority.
    2011 protests brought violent government response; By 2012, civil war began with no end in sight.
    About 120,000 have died and 2 million fled to other nations; The government has been brutal.
    Chaos here led to multiple groups fighting and eventually the development of ISIS.
  • Spirituality

    Christian minorities enjoyed freedom and stability in the past.
    Orthodox and Catholic churches were here before Islam; Protestants are small, but growing.
    Many Christians have left the country due to increased persecution in some areas.
  • Prayers

    Pray for the war in Syria and that Christians would be safe and maintain their integrity.
    Pray for revival in the Catholic and Orthodox churches and for growth of evangelicals.

Note:

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