Americans, U.S. in Puerto Rico


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The American people group is the second largest worldwide and therefore diverse in its ethnic expressions. Only the Han Chinese, Mandarin in China is larger. Understanding the modern American people group starts with knowing how its unique melding of nationalities, ethnicities and races made it what it is today.

Rising from the original thirteen British colonies, the United States (US) declared independence from Great Britain in 1776. By 1776, people of English, Irish or Scottish descent mostly inhabited the colonies, though Native Americans and African slaves were severely mistreated at this time and were not considered citizens. After independence, immigration from other European countries such as Germany and Italy increased. As the US quickly expanded its geographic borders during the 19th century, newly arriving immigrants tended to settle in cities and towns founded by others from their home country. Today, remnants of this can be seen from the Irish influences in Boston, Massachusetts to the German towns of South Texas and throughout the country. The variety of ethnic groups and vast geographic area Americans cover makes defining this people group difficult.

The latter half of the 20th century also experienced a massive immigration of Mexicans and others from Latin America, especially into southern states. This trend is estimated to change the demographics in the four Mexico-bordering states to be majority Mexican decent by 2050. By the 2nd or 3rd generations most Latin Americans integrate, at least somewhat, into the English-speaking American people group.

Though on a small scale, Americans also move to various parts of Latin America. Puerto Rico is officially part of the United States, and it’s common for Puerto Ricans to move to New York and other eastern urban centers. Some Americans live in Puerto Rico as well.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Americans often live in Puerto Rico for the warm climate and the lower cost of living. Some are retired while others are on work assignments. Americans in Puerto Rico typically speak both American English and Spanish. Because of the historical ties, there is a strong American influence in Puerto Rico that extends from religion to language to popular culture.

Americans have a more individualistic than group mentality. Typically, individual achievement is valued over brining honor to one's family. Most American couples live together before they are married. Such practices are more acceptable in Latin American urban centers than they are in rural areas.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Secularism has affected American thought. A high percentage of Americans in Latin America are either secularized or they do not allow biblical teachings to affect their lives. Most are officially Protestant, Catholic, Mormon or Jewish.

Traditionally Christianity influenced most aspects of American values, morals, laws and customs. Though Christianity has undergirded American life for most of its history, economic and political ideology has a great influence on American forms of Christianity. Political ideologies, especially Christian nationalism, compromise foundational biblical principles.

American's value of individualism extends to religion in that individuals are encouraged to choose their religion over simply accepting their family's beliefs and practices. Often, the political ideology of the freedom to choose one's religion is held higher than the actual beliefs and practices of the religion itself.


What Are Their Needs?

Though Christianity is the majority religion of the American people group, one great need is for the American people to be re-evangelized with the gospel.


Prayer Points

Pray for a revival to stir American Christians in Puerto Rico to deepen their faith in Christ so they can be Christ’s hands and feet in Latin America.
Pray for a revival of biblical Christianity that will trump secularism and political ideology.
Pray for Americans Christian believers to work towards reaching the remaining unreached peoples.


Scripture Prayers for the Americans, U.S. in Puerto Rico.


References

https://expatsplanet.com/the-truth-about-living-in-puerto-rico-25-pros-and-cons/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Americans, U.S.
People Name in Country Americans, U.S.
Alternate Names American
Population this Country 69,000
Population all Countries 197,948,000
Total Countries 104
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15741
ROP3 Code 110448
ROP25 Code 300276
ROP25 Name American, White

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 28.90 %)
77.00 %
Ethnic Religions
3.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
18.00 %
Other / Small
2.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language English (69,000 speakers)
Language Code eng   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language English (69,000 speakers)
Language Code eng   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking English

Primary Language:  English

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1530-1995)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1380-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1382-2020)
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