Country: Sweden

Number of People Groups

84

People Groups Unreached

21

Total Population

9,444,000

Unreached Population

378,000

% Christian Adherent

55.9%

% Evangelical

6.5 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (55.9%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale *
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Albanian, Gheg 4,800 Albanian, Gheg Islam 3.0 % 0.3 %
 Albanian, Tosk 1,500 Albanian, Tosk Islam 30.0 % 0.5 %
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 2,200 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 15,000 English Christianity 80.0 % 28.9 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 9,700 Amharic Christianity 85.0 % 5.0 %
 Anglo-Australian 3,500 English Christianity 65.0 % 14.0 %
 Anglo-Canadian 2,600 English Christianity 78.0 % 9.0 %
 Arab, Egyptian 4,900 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 12.0 % 3.0 %
 Arab, Iraqi 88,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 1.0 % 0.3 %
 Arab, Jordanian 3,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 2.0 % 0.3 %
 Arab, Lebanese 21,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Libyan 2,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 1.5 % 0.3 %
 Arab, Moroccan 5,300 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Sudanese 2,100 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 4.0 % 0.6 %
 Arab, Syrian 27,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.0 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Tunisian 3,900 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Assyrian 9,900 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 80.0 % 1.0 %
Austrian, Bavarian 4,800 Bavarian Christianity 83.0 % 0.5 %
 Azerbaijani, North 2,100 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bolivian, Mestizo 2,900 Spanish Christianity 90.0 % 13.0 %
 Bosniak 30,000 Bosnian Islam 0.3 % 0.0 %
Brazilian, general 3,100 Portuguese Christianity 91.0 % 26.3 %
 British 27,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.8 %
 Bulgarian 6,300 Bulgarian Christianity 80.0 % 1.9 %
 Chilean 17,000 Spanish Christianity 87.0 % 18.0 %
 Colombian, Mestizo 6,400 Spanish Christianity 95.0 % 6.0 %
 Croat 4,300 Croatian Christianity 92.0 % 0.4 %
 Czech 1,300 Czech Non-Religious 26.0 % 0.8 %
 Danish 44,000 Danish Christianity 86.0 % 0.7 %
Deaf Unknown Swedish Sign Language Christianity 57.0 % 0.0 %
 Dutch 10,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.0 % 4.3 %
 Estonian 5,700 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.0 % 4.9 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 3,200 Tagalog Christianity 92.0 % 12.3 %
Finland Swedes 103,000 Swedish Christianity 57.0 % 6.9 %
Finnish 88,000 Finnish Christianity 84.0 % 12.1 %
Finnish, Tornedalen 31,000 Finnish, Tornedalen Christianity 84.0 % 12.1 %
 French 8,600 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 German 36,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 German Swiss 2,800 German, Swiss Christianity 76.0 % 4.4 %
 Greek 12,000 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
Gypsy, Swedish 4,600 Swedish Christianity 65.0 % 2.0 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 18,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.0 % 6.0 %
 Hungarian 10,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.0 % 2.8 %
Icelander 4,800 Icelandic Christianity 91.0 % 3.8 %
Irish 2,900 English Christianity 95.0 % 0.8 %
 Italian 10,000 Italian Christianity 82.0 % 1.1 %
Jew, Swedish 14,000 Swedish E Ethnic Religions 0.3 % 0.1 %
 Korean 4,400 Korean Christianity 31.0 % 16.8 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 10,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 1.0 % 1.0 %
Latvian 4,400 Latvian, Standard Christianity 60.0 % 7.0 %
 Lithuanian 8,900 Lithuanian Christianity 84.0 % 1.0 %
 Macedonian 3,700 Macedonian Christianity 66.0 % 0.2 %
 Mandaean 5,100 Mandaic O Other / Small 2.0 % 0.0 %
 Norwegian 34,000 Norwegian Christianity 91.0 % 8.4 %
 Persian 41,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Peruvian 4,000 Spanish Christianity 93.0 % 13.0 %
 Polish 54,000 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Portuguese 2,700 Portuguese Christianity 96.0 % 2.8 %
Romani, Tottare 26,000 Swedish Christianity 55.0 % 3.0 %
 Romani, Vlax, Kalderash 11,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 55.0 % 4.0 %
 Romanian 16,000 Romanian Christianity 97.0 % 5.4 %
Romma Fintika, Kalo Finnish 1,700 Romani, Kalo Finnish Christianity 55.0 % 3.0 %
 Russian 8,600 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
Saami, Lule 6,400 Saami, Lule Christianity 94.0 % 5.0 %
Saami, Northern 5,400 Saami, North Christianity 93.0 % 5.0 %
Saami, Pite 1,900 Saami, Pite Christianity 94.0 % 6.0 %
Saami, Southern 600 Saami, South Christianity 94.0 % 6.0 %
Saami, Ume 1,000 Saami, Ume Christianity 94.0 % 6.0 %
 Serb 10,000 Serbian Christianity 80.0 % 0.6 %
 Slovak 1,200 Slovak Christianity 93.0 % 1.2 %
Slovene 900 Slovene Christianity 54.0 % 0.1 %
 Somali 43,000 Somali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 South Asian, general 58,000 Hindi Hinduism 5.0 % 0.5 %
 Spaniard 8,000 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
 Swedish 7,891,000 Swedish Christianity 57.0 % 6.9 %
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 16,000 Turoyo Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Tajik, Afghan 25,000 Dari Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tibetan 900 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tigrai, Tigrinya 12,000 Tigrigna Christianity 90.0 % 3.0 %
 Turk 31,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ukrainian 2,900 Ukrainian Christianity 80.0 % 3.0 %
 Uzbek, Northern 2,800 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Vietnamese 8,500 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.0 % 1.8 %
 Yazidi 4,000 Swedish E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  84 9,087,000 21     55.9 % 6.5 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.5 %)
55.9 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
0.4 %
Islam
3.8 %
Non-Religious
38.5 %
Other / Small Religions
1.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.2 %
Independent
1.2 %
Orthodox
2.4 %
Other Christian
0.3 %
Protestant
90.9 %
Roman Catholic
4.1 %
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 Sweden. 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 Sweden
  • Christian ministry in Sweden
  • 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 Sweden 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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