Country: Spain

Number of People Groups

54

People Groups Unreached

8

Total Population

46,378,000

Unreached Population

750,000

% Christian Adherent

77.7%

% Evangelical

1.0 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (77.7%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Americans, U.S. 28,000 English Christianity 75.0 % 28.9 %
 Anusim, Crypto-Jew 256,000 Spanish Christianity 75.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Lebanese 64,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Maghrebi 603,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Aragonese 2,293,000 Aragonese Christianity 82.0 % 1.2 %
 Armenian 3,600 Armenian Christianity 94.0 % 8.7 %
 Asturian 573,000 Asturian Christianity 84.0 % 1.0 %
 Basque 2,518,000 Basque Christianity 85.0 % 0.5 %
Berber, Canary Islands 943,000 Spanish Christianity 85.0 % 1.0 %
Black African, general 53,000 Spanish Christianity 75.0 % 6.0 %
 British 814,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.8 %
 Bulgarian 29,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.0 % 1.9 %
 Cape Verdean 11,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.0 % 6.6 %
 Catalonian 7,583,000 Catalan Christianity 82.0 % 0.4 %
Cuban 19,000 Spanish Christianity 57.0 % 8.8 %
 Danish 6,100 Danish Christianity 85.0 % 3.5 %
 Deaf Unknown Spanish Sign Language Christianity 77.0 % 0.1 %
 Dutch 22,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.0 % 4.3 %
 Extremaduran 1,261,000 Extremaduran Christianity 83.0 % 0.8 %
Fala 11,000 Fala Christianity 95.0 % 1.0 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 14,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.0 % 12.3 %
Finnish 5,400 Finnish Christianity 84.0 % 12.1 %
 French 51,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 Galician, Galega 3,755,000 Galician Christianity 80.0 % 0.3 %
Gascon 6,400 Occitan Christianity 90.0 % 1.5 %
 German 124,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 German Swiss 12,000 German, Swiss Christianity 57.0 % 4.4 %
 Greek 2,200 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Gypsy, Spanish, Gitano 742,000 Spanish Christianity 82.0 % 1.5 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 69,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
Irish 4,500 English Christianity 92.0 % 1.5 %
 Italian 86,000 Italian Christianity 82.0 % 1.1 %
 Japanese 2,300 Japanese Buddhism 1.5 % 0.5 %
Jew 11,000 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Jew, Spanish 900 Ladino E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Korean 2,300 Korean Christianity 31.0 % 16.8 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 900 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Latin American White 138,000 Spanish Christianity 90.0 % 2.0 %
Latin American, Mestizo 505,000 Spanish Christianity 87.0 % 1.0 %
 Lithuanian 4,900 Lithuanian Christianity 85.0 % 1.1 %
 Norwegian 6,600 Norwegian Christianity 91.0 % 8.4 %
 Persian 2,400 Persian, Iranian Islam 2.0 % 0.2 %
 Polish 19,000 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Portuguese 60,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.0 % 3.0 %
Romani, Calo 38,000 Calo Christianity 90.0 % 0.0 %
 Romani, Vlax 1,100 Romani, Vlax Christianity 85.0 % 1.0 %
 Romanian 64,000 Romanian Christianity 97.0 % 5.4 %
 Russian 900 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
 South Asian, general 126,000 Urdu Islam 5.0 % 1.0 %
 Spaniard 23,015,000 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
 Swedish 9,700 Swedish Christianity 57.0 % 6.9 %
 Turk 4,500 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ukranian 25,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.0 % 3.8 %
 Valencian 13,000 Catalan Christianity 96.0 % 1.5 %
  Totals:  54 46,010,000 8     77.7 % 1.0 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.0 %)
77.7 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
2.1 %
Non-Religious
20.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.8 %
Independent
1.5 %
Orthodox
0.8 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
2.1 %
Roman Catholic
94.5 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Spain. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Spain
  • Christian ministry in Spain
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Spain or Western Europe. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

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