Pray for: The Bahamas

Flag for The Bahamas

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Caribbean
Capital: Nassau
Population: 415,223
% Urban: 83.4 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 22.1 %
Official Language: English
Languages: 4
Literacy Rate: 97 %
Life Expectancy: 71.6 yrs (139/236)
HDI Ranking: 55 / 189
% Christian: 94.7 %
% Evangelical: 35.9 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 94.7 %
People Groups: 9
% Unevangelized: 1 %

The Bahamas

Title: The Bahamas

Tier: 1

Type: country

Materialism, stimulated mostly by tourism, deeply affects all levels of society. Lowering standards of morality see a rise in births out of wedlock, drug use and violent crime (especially armed robbery). The staggering wealth of foreign residents and tax shelters display a different world from the average Bahamian, not to mention the even poorer Haitian immigrants. Pray for social righteousness and a government that works to serve all strata of society.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.