Pray for: Hungary

Flag for Hungary

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Europe
Capital: Budapest
Population: 10,156,239
% Urban: 72.2 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 14.4 %
Official Language: Hungarian
Languages: 17
Literacy Rate: 99 %
Life Expectancy: 74.5 yrs (100/236)
HDI Ranking: 40 / 189
% Christian: 88 %
% Evangelical: 2.8 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 88 %
People Groups: 25
Least Reached People Groups: 4
% Unevangelized: 1 %


Title: Hungary

Tier: 1

Type: country

In 2000, Hungary celebrated 1,000 years since its conversion to Christianity. However, Hungarian people have now mostly lost contact with the gospel. They seek answers to life’s problems in material possessions, personal pleasures, alcohol, and false religions. Occult activity and Eastern mysticism, pagan witchcraft, ancient Magyar shamanism, Tibetan Buddhism, or a mix of these various spiritual ideas all increased in recent years. But mostly, people tend toward a non-religious approach that seeks material gain and personal pleasure. Ask God to expose all false teaching and empty philosophies, and to reveal Christ as the truth in this historically Christian nation.

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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.