Polish, Pole in United States





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Polish are from one of the oldest nations in Europe. Their history began over 1,000 years ago. Theirs was a large kingdom between the 15th and 18th centuries, but after this time came great troubles for Polish people. During the Second World War, many Polish died because of persecution and genocide. The collapse of communism in 1989 brought them freedom, but after 1989 millions of Polish suffered from poverty and unemployment. This fact caused much of the Polish emigration to Western countries.

Where Are they Located?

Most Polish live in Poland, in Central Europe, but there are big groups of Polish immigrants in USA, UK, Australia and Germany. There are also great Polish minorities in Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Today many Polish people give up traditional lifestyle and worldview. After the collapse of communism, they started work more in private sector services and less in agriculture and industry. Young Polish want to study in high schools and have good jobs, but very often they are limited by poverty, especially in the villages. Today more than a half of Polish live in cities.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Polish religious life is dominated by the Roman Catholic Church, but in reality about half of them are only nominally Catholics. The collapse of communism was a big cultural shock. Many Polish have a conservative worldview, but sometimes it becomes fanatical, without understanding of Bible and Biblical principles. The great influence of relativism is observed by the younger generation. Horoscopes, magic and folk beliefs are still popular in Poland. Some Polish are also influenced by atheism, communism and materialism.

What Are Their Needs?

Polish people are disappointed with politics and traditional Catholic religion. Big problems in Poland are also addictions - mostly alcoholism - and increasing number of divorces, which destroy family ties. Despite the fact that Poland is a Christian nation since its founding in 966, most Polish don't understand Christianity completely and don't know Bible.

Prayer Points

* Pray for better knowledge of the Bible.
* Pray for the government and politicians to make wise decisions.
* Pray for missionaries in Poland who help the poor.
* Pray for better understanding of who God is.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Polish
People Name in Country Polish, Pole
Population in United States 722,000
World Population 41,324,000
Countries 46
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Pole, Poles, Silesian
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Slav, Western
People Name General Polish
Ethnic Code CEW22i
People ID 14431

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Polish (722,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Polish 722,000
For Primary Language: Polish

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1522-1984)
New Testament Yes   (1553-1991)
Complete Bible Yes   (1561-1965)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Gateway Scripture Text / Printed Matter
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Biblia Gdańska Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Biblica's Polish Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Nowa Biblia Gdańska Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Uwspółcześniona Biblia Gdańska Text / Printed Matter
Cartoon Gospel tract Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
General Ministry Resources Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Polish Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
10.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
2.0 %
Other Christian
2.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
96.0 %
Photo Source: Godson Onyekwere  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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