Country: Switzerland

Number of People Groups

40

People Groups Unreached

8 (20.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

8,383,000

Population in Unreached

221,000 (2.6%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

76.6%

% Evangelical

3.96%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

1.2%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
Albanian, general 106,000 657,000 Albanian, Arbereshe Islam 30.00 % 0.50 % -
 Americans, U.S. 5,000 190,499,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.90 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 16,000 11,648,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
Austrian, Bavarian 40,000 14,513,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.00 % 0.50 % -
 Bosniak 33,000 2,890,000 Bosnian Islam 0.20 % 0.04 %
 British 41,000 51,606,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Cape Verdean 2,300 1,070,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 % -
 Croat 40,000 5,201,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 % -
 Czech 6,800 10,546,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 % -
Deaf Unknown Unknown Swiss-German Sign Language Christianity 76.00 % 4.40 % -
 Dutch 13,000 15,159,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 17,000 36,668,000 Tagalog Christianity 94.00 % 12.30 % -
 Finnish 2,300 5,172,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.10 % -
Franco-Provencal 8,300 144,000 Arpitan Christianity 62.00 % 1.00 % -
Franco-Swiss 1,736,000 1,768,000 French Christianity 80.00 % 3.50 % -
 German 295,000 64,307,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 German Swiss 4,529,000 4,977,000 German, Swiss Christianity 78.00 % 5.20 % -
 Greek 6,700 10,656,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 9,300 858,335,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hungarian 8,400 11,614,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 % -
 Italian 302,000 37,690,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Japanese 5,100 124,775,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %
 Jew, French 19,000 550,000 French Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 8,400 15,021,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Lombard 363,000 3,592,000 Lombard Christianity 96.00 % 1.00 % -
 Macedonian 63,000 1,908,000 Macedonian Christianity 63.00 % 0.20 % -
 Portuguese 255,000 17,561,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 % -
Rhaeto-Romansch, Engadine 42,000 65,000 Romansh Christianity 97.00 % 0.50 % -
 Romani, Sinte 25,000 231,000 Romani, Sinte Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 % -
Romani, Swiss 23,000 23,000 German, Swiss Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Romanian 4,200 20,461,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 10,000 134,082,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Serb 92,000 8,906,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 South Asian, general 74,000 10,468,000 Sinhala Buddhism 5.00 % 1.50 %
 Spaniard 76,000 28,653,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Swedish 6,700 8,841,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.90 % -
 Thai, Central 8,500 20,386,000 Thai Buddhism 2.00 % 0.20 %
 Tibetan, Central 1,400 1,058,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Turk 71,000 59,424,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Walser 18,000 32,000 Walser Christianity 97.00 % 2.00 % -
  Totals:  40 8,383,000       8   76.55 % 3.96 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 71,000                
  UN Country Population (2017) 8,454,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   8,383,000 40 8 20.0 % 221,000 2.6 % 0
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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, Arbereshe aae 1 0 Bible Portions
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
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Finnish fin 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 2 1 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Swiss gsw 2 0 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 Complete Bible
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
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: 37 40 8   23 24 28 32 23

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 40
Unreached People Groups 8  (20.0%)
Population 8,383,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.9%
Population in Unreached 221,000  (2.6%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 8
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 76.6%
Percent Evangelical 4.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 74%
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
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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