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Polish in Poland


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
36,289,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.29 %   

Polish in Poland

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Introduction / History
The Polish are from one of the oldest nations in Europe. Their history began over 1,000 years ago. Theirs was a large kingdom between the 15th and 18th centuries, but after this time came great troubles for Polish people. During the Second World War, many Polish died because of persecution and genocide. The collapse of communism in 1989 brought them freedom, but after 1989 millions of Polish suffered from poverty and unemployment. This fact caused much of the Polish emigration to Western countries.

Where are they located?
Most Polish live in Poland, in Central Europe, but there are big groups of Polish immigrants in USA, UK, Australia and Germany. There are also great Polish minorities in Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia.

What are their lives like?
Today many Polish people give up traditional lifestyle and worldview. After the collapse of communism, they started work more in private sector services and less in agriculture and industry. Young Polish want to study in high schools and have good jobs, but very often they are limited by poverty, especially in the villages. Today more than a half of Polish live in cities.

What are their beliefs?
Most Polish religious life is dominated by the Roman Catholic Church, but in reality about half of them are only nominally Catholics. The collapse of communism was a big cultural shock. Many Polish have a conservative worldview, but sometimes it becomes fanatical, without understanding of Bible and Biblical principles. The great influence of relativism is observed by the younger generation. Horoscopes, magic and folk beliefs are still popular in Poland. Some Polish are also influenced by atheism, communism and materialism.

What are their needs?
Polish people are disappointed with politics and traditional Catholic religion. Big problems in Poland are also addictions - mostly alcoholism - and increasing number of divorces, which destroy family ties. Despite the fact that Poland is a Christian nation since its founding in 966, most Polish don't understand Christianity completely and don't know Bible.

Prayer Points
* Pray for better knowledge of the Bible.
* Pray for the government and politicians to make wise decisions.
* Pray for missionaries in Poland who help the poor.
* Pray for better understanding of who God is.

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Country: Poland
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
10/40 Window: No
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People Name in Country: Polish
People Name General: Polish
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 108096
Joshua Project People ID: 14431
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 36,289,000
Population all Countries: 41,069,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Slav, Western
People Name General: Polish
Ethnic Code: CEW22i
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Polish
Language Code (ISO): pol    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity90.00 %(Evangelical: 0.29 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious10.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox2.00 %
Other Christian2.00 %
Roman Catholic96.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1522-2016
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1561-2018
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsGeneral Ministry Resources
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Polish
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Biblia Gdańska
Text / Printed MatterBible: Biblica's Polish
Text / Printed MatterBible: Nowa Biblia Gdańska
Text / Printed MatterBible: Uwspółcześniona Biblia Gdańsk ...
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Polish in Poland

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People Cluster
    Slav, Western     Europe, Eastern and Eurasia    
      Polish Poland    
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            Polish in Poland          
      Religion Language  
      Christianity     Polish  
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