Uruguay UY

543,726

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

37,489

Indicated decisions 2014

3.4 million

Population

2.2 million

Christians
210,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Uruguay
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None.
  • Top 25 Stats

    None.
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Afro-Brazilian Spiritism.
  • Human Development Index

    50/187
  • Internet Access

    59.01% (54th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    White Uruguayan (86.9%); Italian (2.6%); Afro-Uruguayan (1.8%); Galician (1.2%); Argentinian white (0.9%); Spaniard (0.9%); German (0.9%).
  • Common Languages

    Spanish.
  • Economy

    Has a high standard of living for Latin America with an extensive welfare system.
    Country has little industry, but good water supplies and some minerals.
    Greatly affected by the larger country economies around it of Brazil and Argentina.
  • History / Politics

    Independence in 1828 from Spain; Democracy with civil liberties since then.
    Is the most secular society in South America with less corruption and a good economy.
    Also has legalized abortion, gay marriage, marijuana usage, high divorce, and suicide.
  • Spirituality

    Many people follow a type of New Age, do-it-yourself religion.
    Only 55% of the nation is Catholic (lowest in Latin America) and only 2% attend Mass.
    Evangelicals have stronger growth in the last 20 years, and are sending missionaries now.
  • Prayers

    Pray for hunger for the true Gospel and away from New Age and occult beliefs.
    Pray for revival in the Catholic church and continued growth of Evangelicals.

Note:

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