Country: Poland

Number of People Groups

32

People Groups Unreached

5 (15.6%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

37,810,000

Population in Unreached

12,000 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

89.5%

% Evangelical

0.31%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

1.5%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Americans, U.S. 5,800 191,659,000 English Christianity 77.00 % 24.00 % -
 Armenian 2,900 6,573,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Belarusian 45,000 9,976,000 Belarusian Christianity 71.00 % 1.30 % -
 British 5,500 53,604,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bulgarian 1,700 6,838,000 Bulgarian Christianity 94.00 % 2.00 % -
 Czech 1,800 10,868,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 % -
Deaf 76,000 46,963,000 Polish Sign Language Christianity 89.63 % -
 French 3,900 50,163,000 French Christianity 62.00 % 0.90 % -
 German 122,000 66,133,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 1.90 % -
 Greek 1,900 10,263,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Italian 4,800 38,273,000 Italian Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 % -
 Jew, Karaite 200 1,800 Polish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Polish 3,100 128,000 Polish Ethnic Religions 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
Kashubian 232,000 232,000 Kashubian Christianity 90.00 % 0.40 % -
 Lithuanian 7,700 2,830,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 % -
 Macedonian 5,000 1,926,000 Macedonian Christianity 66.00 % 0.20 % -
 Polish 36,329,000 41,049,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.29 % -
Romani, Baltic 13,000 34,000 Romani, Baltic Christianity 55.00 % 2.00 % -
 Romani, Carpathian 4,200 215,000 Romani, Carpathian Christianity 75.00 % 2.00 % -
 Romani, Sinte 4,300 219,000 Romani, Sinte Christianity 70.00 % 0.50 % -
 Romani, Vlax 4,900 1,132,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 % -
 Russian 22,000 134,047,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Ruthenian, Lemko 11,000 566,000 Rusyn Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 % -
 Silesian 781,000 781,000 Silesian Christianity 80.00 % 0.30 % -
Silesian, Lower 12,000 23,000 Silesian, Lower Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 % -
 Slovak 2,900 5,076,000 Slovak Christianity 93.00 % 1.20 % -
 South Asian, general 3,300 10,836,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Spaniard 4,500 28,972,000 Spanish Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 % -
 Tatar 500 5,951,000 Polish Islam 2.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk 4,800 61,293,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukrainian 49,000 37,292,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
 Vietnamese 45,000 84,659,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 10.00 % 1.30 % -
  Totals:  32 37,810,000         5 89.50 % 0.31 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 78,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 37,888,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   37,810,000 32 5 15.6 % 12,000 0.0 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 764.8 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 1,994.0 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 531.4 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 307.6 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
37,810,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Kashubian csb 1 0 New Testament
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete Bible
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete Bible
Polish pol 4 3 Complete Bible
Polish Sign Language pso 1 0 Translation Needed
Romani, Baltic rml 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Carpathian rmc 1 0 New Testament
Romani, Sinte rmo 1 0 New Testament
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 New Testament
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Rusyn rue 1 0 Bible Portions
Silesian szl 1 0 Translation Needed
Silesian, Lower sli 1 0 Translation Needed
Slovak slk 1 0 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 28 32 5   23 22 23 24 17

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.3 %)
89.5 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
10.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
2.2 %
Other Christian
1.9 %
Protestant
0.4 %
Roman Catholic
95.2 %
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 groups who live 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 number of Christians 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 Poland. 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 Poland
  • Christian ministry in Poland
  • 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 Poland or Europe, Eastern and Eurasia. 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.

In Europe, Eastern and Eurasia Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Christian Church of North America - Missions Small
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
Eastern European Outreach Small
Educational Services International Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Galcom International Small
GO International Small
InterComm Small
International Christian Ministries Canada Small
International Street Kids Outreach Ministries Medium
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Medium
Mailbox Club International Small
Navigators, International Missions Group Medium
New Hope International Medium
One Mission Society Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
People International USA Medium
Pioneers Medium
Salvation Army Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large
Poland Statistics
People Groups 32
Unreached People Groups 5  (15.6%)
Population 37,810,000
Population Annual Growth Rate -0.1%
Population in Unreached 12,000  (0.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 5
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 89.5%
Percent Evangelical 0.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.5%
Country Progress Level 3
Urbanization 60%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
10/40 Window No
Country Code PL
Official Language(s) Polish
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Persecution Ranking Not ranked

* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.