Country: Switzerland

Number of People Groups

39

People Groups Unreached

7 (17.9%)

Total Population

8,309,000

Unreached Population

219,000 (2.6%)

% Professing Christian

76.6%

% Evangelical

3.96 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

100 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Albanian, general 105,000 649,000 Albanian, Arbereshe Islam 30.00 % 0.50 %
 Americans, U.S. 4,900 188,897,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.90 %
 Arab, Lebanese 16,000 11,260,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 %
Austrian, Bavarian 39,000 14,746,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.00 % 0.50 %
 Bosniak 33,000 2,966,000 Bosnian Islam 0.20 % 0.04 %
 British 41,000 51,664,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
 Cape Verdean 2,300 1,033,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 %
 Croat 40,000 5,283,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 %
 Czech 6,800 10,215,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Swiss-German Sign Language Christianity 76.00 % 4.40 %
 Dutch 13,000 15,163,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 17,000 35,942,000 Tagalog Christianity 94.00 % 12.30 %
 Finnish, Finn 2,300 5,163,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.10 %
Franco-Provencal 8,200 144,000 Arpitan Christianity 62.00 % 1.00 %
Franco-Swiss 1,721,000 1,753,000 French Christianity 80.00 % 3.50 %
 German 292,000 64,481,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 German Swiss 4,489,000 4,939,000 German, Swiss Christianity 78.00 % 5.20 %
 Greek 6,700 10,780,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
Gypsy, Swiss 23,000 23,000 German, Swiss Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 9,200 854,483,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 %
 Hungarian 8,300 11,570,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 %
 Italian 299,000 37,091,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 %
 Japanese 5,000 125,003,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %
 Jew, French 20,000 568,000 French Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 8,400 14,788,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Lombard 359,000 3,588,000 Lombard Christianity 96.00 % 1.00 %
 Macedonian 63,000 2,012,000 Macedonian Christianity 63.00 % 0.20 %
 Portuguese 253,000 17,269,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 %
Rhaeto-Romansch, Engadine 42,000 65,000 Romansch Christianity 97.00 % 0.50 %
 Romani, Sinte 25,000 216,000 Romani, Sinte Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 %
 Romanian 4,200 20,131,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 %
 Russian 10,000 134,009,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 %
 Serb 91,000 7,731,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 %
 South Asian, general 73,000 10,799,000 Sinhala Buddhism 5.00 % 1.50 %
 Spaniard 75,000 28,630,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
 Swedish 6,600 8,869,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.90 %
 Thai, Central 8,400 20,175,000 Thai Buddhism 2.00 % 0.20 %
 Turk 70,000 59,170,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Walser 17,000 31,000 Walser Christianity 97.00 % 2.00 %
  Totals:  39 8,309,000       7   76.55 % 3.96 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 70,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 8,379,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.7 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.0 %)
76.6 %
Ethnic Religions
0.7 %
Hinduism
0.2 %
Islam
3.9 %
Non-Religious
16.7 %
Other / Small Religions
1.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.2 %
Independent
6.8 %
Orthodox
4.1 %
Other Christian
1.3 %
Protestant
37.4 %
Roman Catholic
50.1 %
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 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 Switzerland. 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 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.

Switzerland Statistics
People Groups 39
Unreached People Groups 7  (17.9%)
Population 8,309,000
Population in Unreached 219,000  (2.6%)
Urbanization 74%
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Country Code SZ
Official National Language German, Swiss
Secondary National Language French
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 76.6%
Percent Evangelical 4.0%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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