Country: Switzerland

Number of People Groups

41

People Groups Unreached

8 (19.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

8,606,000

Population in Unreached

232,000 (2.7%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

76.5%

% Evangelical

3.95%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

1.2%
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 *
Albanian, general 109,000 664,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 30.00 % 0.50 % -
 Americans, U.S. 5,100 192,802,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.90 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 16,000 7,633,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
Austrian, Bavarian 41,000 22,799,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.00 % 0.50 % -
 Bosniak 34,000 2,820,000 Bosnian Islam 0.20 % 0.04 % 1
 British 42,000 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Cape Verdean 2,300 766,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 % -
 Croat 41,000 5,299,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 % -
 Czech 11,000 10,907,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 % -
 Danish 5,300 5,372,000 Danish Christianity 78.00 % 3.00 % -
Deaf 17,000 47,601,000 Swiss-German Sign Language Christianity 75.76 % -
 Dutch 14,000 15,345,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 17,000 38,131,000 Tagalog Christianity 94.00 % 12.30 % -
 Finnish 2,400 5,766,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.10 % -
Franco-Provencal 8,400 144,000 Arpitan Christianity 62.00 % 1.00 % -
Franco-Swiss 1,774,000 1,806,000 French Christianity 80.00 % 3.50 % -
 German 301,000 66,334,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 German Swiss 4,628,000 5,094,000 German, Swiss Christianity 78.00 % 5.20 % -
 Greek 8,400 10,235,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 9,500 882,277,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hungarian 15,000 11,495,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 % -
 Italian 308,000 38,274,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Japanese 5,200 122,906,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
Jew, Swiss 19,000 19,000 German, Swiss Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 8,600 15,724,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lombard 370,000 3,626,000 Lombard Christianity 96.00 % 1.00 % -
 Macedonian 65,000 1,925,000 Macedonian Christianity 63.00 % 0.20 % -
 Portuguese 261,000 19,277,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 % -
Rhaeto-Romansch, Engadine 43,000 66,000 Romansh Christianity 97.00 % 0.50 % -
 Romani, Sinte 25,000 227,000 Romani, Sinte Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 % -
Romani, Swiss 24,000 24,000 German, Swiss Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Romanian 4,300 20,387,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 10,000 133,971,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Serb 94,000 10,002,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 South Asian, general 76,000 12,154,000 Sinhala Buddhism 5.00 % 1.50 % 2
 Spaniard 78,000 29,004,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Swedish 6,800 9,024,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.90 % -
 Thai 8,700 22,134,000 Thai Buddhism 2.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Tibetan, Central 8,100 1,083,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
 Turk 73,000 63,323,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Walser 18,000 32,000 Walser Christianity 97.00 % 2.00 % -
  Totals:  41 8,606,000         8 76.48 % 3.95 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 49,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 8,655,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Aargau 659,000
Appenzell Ausserrhoden 57,000
Appenzell Innerrhoden 17,000
Basel-Landschaft 295,000
Basel-Stadt 199,000
Bern 1,056,000
Fribourg 300,000
Genève 494,000
Glarus 42,000
Graubünden 208,000
Jura 75,000
Lucerne 407,000
Neuchâtel 185,000
Nidwalden 44,000
Obwalden 39,000
Sankt Gallen 516,000
Schaffhausen 82,000
Schwyz 158,000
Solothurn 275,000
Thurgau 267,000
Ticino 360,000
Uri 38,000
Valais 337,000
Vaud 768,000
Zug 122,000
Zürich 1,480,000
Provinces:  26 8,480,000
UN Country Population 8,655,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 3,343.2 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 8,900.5 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 2,390.5 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 1,330.7 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
8,606,000



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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
Albanian, Gheg aln 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Arpitan frp 1 0 Bible Portions
Bavarian bar 1 0 Complete Bible
Bosnian bos 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Croatian hrv 1 0 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
Danish dan 1 0 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Finnish fin 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Swiss gsw 3 1 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Bible Portions
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Lombard lmo 1 0 Bible Portions
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Sinte rmo 1 0 New Testament
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Romansh roh 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Sinhala sin 1 1 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Swedish swe 1 0 Complete Bible
Swiss-German Sign Language sgg 1 0 Translation Needed
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Tibetan, Central bod 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Walser wae 1 0 New Testament
Totals: 38 41 8   28 27 30 34 25

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.8 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.9 %)
76.5 %
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
37.3 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
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.

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Switzerland Statistics
People Groups 41
Unreached People Groups 8  (19.5%)
Population 8,606,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.9%
Population in Unreached 232,000  (2.7%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 76.5%
Percent Evangelical 3.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 9
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 74%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Western
10/40 Window No
Country Code SZ
Official Language(s) German, SwissFrench
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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