Official Country Name:Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Region:North and Caribbean America
Government:Republic Representative Democracy
Religious Demographics:Christian ±95% (Evangelical ± 25%), Non Religious ± 3%
Number of Evangelicals
A Small Island Poised to Reach UPGs
Home to over 2.6 million people and 1 million evangelicals, the small island nation of Puerto Rico has a deep Roman Catholic history from its days as a Spanish colony. In 1898, after the Spanish-American war, Puerto Rico became United States territory. In 1917, under the Jones Act, all of Puerto Rico's citizens were given U.S. citizenship. Source: Puerto Rican Church history Today, Puerto Rico is considered an unincorporated territory of the United States. Puerto Rico is predominantly Christian, as roughly 25% of the Puerto Rican church is evangelical and 67% Roman Catholic. Puerto Rican evangelicals are well-positioned culturally to many unreached countries with high community and group values. However, the country is not currently listed on the Legatum Prosperity Index, nor is its religious freedom ranked in Pew Research.
Puerto Rico's mobilization potential is ranked at moderate. Pray to the Lord of the harvest that he would raise up laborers from Puerto Rico to take the gospel to the unreached harvest!