France

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Why France Needs the Gospel

  • France has a population of over 63 million people, but there are only 2,014 Evangelical churches (2010) in the entire country.
  • The average size of a French church is about 35-50 people.
  • French Evangelicals are such a minority (.5% - .8%) on a national scale that they are often viewed as being part of a cult.

A country with a turbulent and often violent religious history, France has since become a staunchly secular state. Catholicism, traditionally the dominant religion, is in decline, and the Catholic Church has lost much of its influence in society as the French people turn towards atheism and materialism. Evangelical Christianity is growing slowly, but still only represents a minute proportion of French Christians.

Most statistics taken from Operation World 7th Edition (2010).