A. THE COUNTRY
Grenada is the island of Granada and six smaller islands at the southern
end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. It has a
stable constitutional monarchy (Elizabeth II) with a parliamentary
democratic form of government. Major economic activities are tourism
(especially cruise ships) and agriculture (spice, cocoa, bananas).
While it is one of the fastest-growing economies in the Caribbean,
poverty is widespread and a major cause of urbanization and emigration.
Recent hurricanes greatly damaged the infrastructure and economy.
B. THE PEOPLE
The population is ~105,000 and the official language English. The
number of citizens living outside the country number possibly twice as
many as those living inside the country. ~93.1% are African Caribbean,
~3.6% East Indian, ~3.3% Euro-American/Other.
Teen pregnancies are widespread. Around 45% of households are led by
women, with men absent (often abroad in search of employment).
C. RELIGIONS AND CHRISTIANITY/PENTECOSTALISM
~93.7% claim to be Christian, ~3.5% Non-religious, ~1.6%
Ethnoreligionist, ~0.7% Hindu, ~0.35% Muslim, ~0.15% Baha’i.
In the Christian category:
~53.72% are Catholic, ~29.31% Protestant, ~13.61% Anglican, ~4.48%
Evangelicals represent ~19.6% of the population.
Charismatics represent ~13.6% and of those ~11.4% are Pentecostals.
Operation World, Jason Mandryk. Colorado Springs: Biblica Publishing, 2010.