English is widely spoken in Germany, especially among the nation's younger generations
as a heavy emphasis has been placed on learning English to fluency and many Germans
have achieved this. French and other major international languages are also commonly
taught, but not as widely as English.
The Germans are rather divided religiously. As home to the
Protestant Reformation, about a third of the population is Protestant, but other
parts remained Catholic, which represents another third of the population. The last
third tend to be either unaffiliated to any particular religion or, as in the case
of the Turks, are Muslim.
Protestantism is a general term referring to nearly every Christian religion that
is not Catholic or Orthodox. Like all Christian faiths, Protestants believe there
is one God and that His son, Jesus is the savior and forgiver of sins. Protestants
also believe that the Bible, which includes the Old and New Testaments, is the only
true word of God. Due to this reliance on the Bible, nearly every protestant faith,
and even individual, may interpret the Bible differently, which has led to a huge
number of Protestant churches.