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- Stats for United States of America
This is the member of the cluster which is most competitive and individualistic. U.S. is optimistic and believes it can do anything; Has been called a “can-do” society. The U.S. and Japan are probably the highest on Doing versus Being scale in the world.
Top 25 Stats
Total Population- 325.1 M (3rd); Total Christians- 246.6 M (1st); Total Evangelicals- 91.8 M (1st); Percent of Country Who Are Evangelicals- 28.24% (6th); Human Development Index- 5th; Internet Access- 86.75% (17th); Total Gospel Visits- 11.2 M (5th); Total Decisions- 656,500 (12th).
Fastest Growing Religion
Human Development Index
U.S. Caucasian (58.1%, a melting pot of many peoples); Latin-Caribbean American (14.7%); African-American (12.2%); Eurasian (6.6%); Jews (1.8%); East Asian (1.6%); Arab (1.4%); Malay (1.1%); South Asian (0.7%); Southeast Asian (0.7%); North American Indigenous (0.6%).
World’s largest economy of high-tech, industry, natural resources, agriculture, and services. Has 25% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product and nearly 50% of military spending.
History / Politics
Independence in 1776 from Britain; Now a federal republic with a 2-party democracy. A world leader with lots of private initiative, democratic traditions, and civil liberties. Terrorism threats have U.S. forces engaged overseas with some backlash.
Biblical Christianity has influenced the U.S. more than any nation. True spirituality is under attack from many places and religious freedom is threatened. U.S. has done a lot of good in world, but through movies and Internet has also spread sin. Denominationalism has weakened so that the church is more united against these attacks. The church is still in need of revival and direction for the future. Many non-Christian immigrants come into the country and are more open to the Gospel. The church sends out many short-term and long-term missions all over the world.
Pray that the affluence of the society would not seduce people away from the Gospel. Pray that the Lord would have a revival among the uninvolved, self-professed Christians. Pray for growth of Evangelical Christians and other committed Believers. Pray that religious freedom will be maintained and that Truth will be presented in love. Pray for continued church unity and encouragement among the many Christian groups. Pray for the non-Christians in the nation and the immigrants who come to the US.