Total USA Adherents: 500,000 + [Source: The Sikh Coalition]
Total Canada Adherents: 455,000 + [Source: 2011 Canada Census]
Demographics for Sikhs in the United States is difficult to determine, as sources range from 300,000 to 700,000. Canada demographics are much more firm, as the 2011 Census affirms over 455,000 Sikhs. (Read More - a very good overview of Sikhism and Sikhs in Canada).
Sikhs are predominantly from the Punjab state in India. A common Sikh greeting is Sat Sri Akal! (“The Timeless, Immortal Power, is the Truth”). Sikhism is the 5th largest religion in the world.
Sikhism rejects all distinctions based on caste, creed, gender, color, race, or national origin. For Sikhs, God is not found in isolation or by renouncing the world, but is attained as an active family member and member of one’s community. The word “Sikh” means student. Therefore, a Sikh is and remains a student of the meaning of life.
Total USA Gurdwara: 246
Gurdwara, is more than a place of worship. It has historically served as a refuge for the homeless and the destitute. Visitors, irrespective of their religion, are offered shelter, comfort, and food. The prerequisites for entering a Gurdwara are removing shoes and covering one’s head with a handkerchief, scarf, or other cloth.
USA State with Most Gurdwara: California
USA Metro Area with Most Gurdwara: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim
Connect with a Global Mission Field - an article with link to those who can help in reaching out to the Sikhs in North America.
Christian Faith - a website dedicated to equip Christians with resources and advice as to how to reach Sikhs with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Sikhs in the Americas - general information about Sikhism in North America.
Gurdwara.US - a listing of Gurdwaras in the United States.
List of Gurdwaras in the United States - a wikipedia listing of Gurdwaras in the United States.
People Group Strategic Needs
The following pie charts reflect real-time current status of people groups. Hover over the charts/graphs and click on the pop-up window links to learn more about a specific people group.
PG* (People Group) is the largest group through which the gospel can flow without encountering significant barriers of understanding and acceptance.
UPG* (Unreached People Group) is when the percentage of evangelical Christians in the people group is less than 2 percent.
UUPG* (Unengaged Unreached People Group) is Unreached plus there is no intentional church planting strategy being implemented.
|Status||PG Name||Country Of Birth||IMB Affinity Group||Affinity Bloc||Primary Religion||Population Total|
|Punjabi Sikh||India||South Asian Peoples||South Asian Peoples||Other Religions - Sikhism||510,000|
|Afghan, Hindu/Sikhs||Afghanistan||South Asian Peoples||South Asian Peoples||Other Religions - Sikhism||6,000|