Turks and Caicos Islands

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

A. THE TERRITORY

Turks and Caicos Islands is an archipelego of 30 coral islands at the
southeastern end of the Bahamas in the Caribbean.  It is a territory
with direct rule by the U.K.  Issues related to drug trade still
significantly affect the islands’ administration.  The islands are used
by those involved with the drug trade and money laundering.  Tourism,
offshore financial services and fishing are the main sources of income.

B. THE PEOPLE

The population is ~33,500 and official language English.  ~90% are
African Caribbean which includes almost as many illegal immigrants from
Haiti as natives, or “Belongers”.  ~10% are Euro-American.
While the economy is growing, 25% live below the poverty line.

C. RELIGIONS AND CHRISTIANITY/PENTECOSTALISM

~90.35% claim to be Christian, ~6.65% Non-religious, ~3%
Ethnoreligionist.
In the Christian category:
~39.81% are Protestant, ~32% Unaffiliated, ~6.97% Anglican, ~6.06%
Independent, ~4% Catholic (probably higher due to the presence of
Haitian immigrants), ~1.51% are considered ‘marginal’.
Evangelicals represent ~32.4% of the population.
Charismatics represent ~16.9% and of those ~14.8% are Pentecostals.

Donna Siemens

References:

Operation World, Jason Mandryk. Colorado Springs: Biblica Publishing, 2010.

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