Pray for: Cook Islands

Flag for Cook Islands

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Pacific
Capital: Avarua
Population: 17,072
% Urban: 75.7 %
Official Language: English, Cook Island Maori
Languages: 6
Literacy Rate: 95 %
Life Expectancy: 74.8 yrs (94/236)
% Christian: 96.2 %
% Evangelical: 12.6 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 96.2 %
People Groups: 7
% Unevangelized: 0 %

Cook Islands

Title: Cook Islands

Tier: 1

Type: country

The strong Christian legacy of over 150 years – bordering on theocracy on some islands – is fading rapidly. Increasing numbers are nominal or even non-religious, and Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses are the fastest growing groups. Pray for reversal of these trends and for new life to come to the mainline Churches.

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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.