Country: Switzerland

Number of People Groups

39

People Groups Unreached

9

Total Population

7,866,000

Unreached Population

195,000

% Christian Adherent

76.3%

% Evangelical

3.8 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (76.3%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Albanian, general 99,000 Albanian, Arbereshe Islam 30.0 % 0.5 %
 Americans, U.S. 4,700 English Christianity 79.0 % 28.9 %
 Arab, Lebanese 15,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
Austrian, Bavarian 35,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.0 % 0.5 %
 Bosniak 41,000 Bosnian Islam 0.2 % 0.0 %
 British 32,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
 Croat 37,000 Croatian Christianity 92.0 % 0.4 %
 Czech 6,400 Czech Non-Religious 26.0 % 0.7 %
Deaf Unknown Swiss-German Sign Language Christianity 76.0 % 0.0 %
 Dutch 12,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.0 % 4.3 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 16,000 Tagalog Christianity 94.0 % 12.3 %
Franco-Provencal 7,700 Arpitan Christianity 62.0 % 1.0 %
Franco-Swiss 82,000 French Christianity 80.0 % 3.5 %
 German 220,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 German Swiss 5,768,000 German, Swiss Christianity 78.0 % 4.5 %
 Greek 6,300 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
Gypsy, Swiss 22,000 German, Swiss Christianity 90.0 % 1.0 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 8,700 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 9.0 % 5.7 %
 Hungarian 7,900 Hungarian Christianity 88.0 % 2.8 %
 Italian 290,000 Italian Christianity 82.0 % 1.1 %
 Iu Mien 200 Iu Mien E Ethnic Religions 0.7 % 0.2 %
 Japanese 4,700 Japanese Buddhism 1.5 % 0.5 %
 Jew, French 17,000 French E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 7,900 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Lombard 339,000 Lombard Christianity 96.0 % 1.0 %
 Macedonian 59,000 Macedonian Christianity 63.0 % 0.2 %
 Portuguese 189,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.0 % 3.0 %
Rhaeto-Romansch, Engadine 38,000 Romansch Christianity 97.0 % 0.5 %
 Romani, Sinte 23,000 Romani, Sinte Christianity 80.0 % 3.0 %
 Romanian 3,900 Romanian Christianity 97.0 % 5.4 %
 Russian 9,400 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
 Serb 192,000 Serbian Christianity 80.0 % 0.6 %
 South Asian, general 69,000 Sinhala Buddhism 5.0 % 1.5 %
 Spaniard 65,000 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
 Swedish 6,200 Swedish Christianity 57.0 % 6.9 %
 Thai, Central 7,900 Thai Buddhism 2.0 % 0.2 %
 Tibetan, Zhongdian 300 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Turk 47,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Walser 17,000 Walser Christianity 97.0 % 2.0 %
  Totals:  39 7,807,000 9     76.3 % 3.8 %  
RELIGIONS
Buddhism
0.7%
Christianity
  Evangelical
76.3%
3.8%
Ethnic Religions
0.9%
Hinduism
0.2%
Islam
4.2%
Non-Religious
16.1%
Other / Small Religions
1.5%
Unknown
0.0%
CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS
Anglican
0.2%
Independent
2.1%
Protestant
35.4%
Roman Catholic
54.6%
Orthodox
6.0%
Other Christian
1.7%

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 Switzerland. Internet searches are probably the best way to find such an organization. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Switzerland
  • Christian ministry in Switzerland
  • 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 Switzerland 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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