Official Country Name:The Republic of Korea, South
Government:Unitary State, Constitutional Republic
Religious Demographics:Christian 31%, Evangelicals 16%, Buddhist 23%, Non-religious 31%, Ethnoreligionist 9%
Number of Evangelicals
A Prosperous Nation with Great Potential
South Korea has experienced rapid industrialization and modernization since the end of the Korean War in 1953. The war resulted in nearly 34,000 casualties and divided the Korean peninsula into two completely separate countries, the communist North and the nationalist South. Not only were these two countries separated by the 38th parallel, families were split as well by their thoughts and beliefs in a communist government Source: History. Despite this, South Korea has continued to thrive and has become one of the most prosperous Asian countries in the past few decades. South Korea has one of Asia’s largest economies and ranks eleventh largest in the world. Source: South Korea Economy size ranking
Not only is South Korea’s economy growing and thriving, Source: Legatum Prosperity Index but their evangelical church is as well. South Koreans have a very high religious freedom granted to them by their government and are one of the largest missionary sending countries on the Mobilization Index. Along with this, the South Korean church still faces many difficulties including spiritual distinctions that have lead to divisions and stagnation among the church. We rank South Korea’s Mobilization Potential as High.