Pray for: Portugal

Flag for Portugal

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Europe
Capital: Lisbon
Population: 10,247,605
% Urban: 66.8 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 13.3 %
Official Language: Portuguese
Languages: 9
Literacy Rate: 96 %
Life Expectancy: 81 yrs (31/236)
HDI Ranking: 38 / 189
% Christian: 94.4 %
% Evangelical: 3 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 94.4 %
People Groups: 42
Least Reached People Groups: 6
% Unevangelized: 1 %


Title: Portugal

Tier: 1

Type: country

Religious and political freedom transformed Portugal after 1975. But the focus on individualism and material gain, and a rise in substance abuse, all challenge the nation. The Roman Catholic Church still has influence, but it needs renewal. In southern areas, less than 3% attend mass. Pray for the Holy Spirit to work so that many people encounter the Scriptures and the Saviour in a meaningful way.

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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.