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- Stats for Germany
Germany has quiet hour (8 PM-6 AM) that is actually observed and prosecuted. In this time, cannot make significant noise without authorities being informed. Examples: No mowing lawn, dropping bottles in recycling bin, using washing machine if loud.
Top 25 Stats
Total Population- 82.6 M (16th); Total Christians- 52.7 M (10th); Human Development Index- 6th; Internet Access- 86.78% (16th).
Fastest Growing Religion
Human Development Index
Germanic (88.3%); Turk (3%); Slavic (2.6%.)
Had dramatic recovery post-WWII to become one of world’s strongest economies. Industrial production is the main income; Unemployment remains high in eastern Germany. Germany is the most populous country in Europe.
History / Politics
Collapse of Nazi Germany (1945) led to 45 years of East and West Germany division. East Germany was communist; Collapse of communism led to rapid reunification (1990). Now is a strong, stable democracy, a core European Union member with a central role.
Decline of Christianity continues; Was 97% Christian in 1960, now 63%. Church attendance for all denominations is low and is going down each year. Increases in crime, murder, depression, and suicides are believed to be connected to this spiritual decline. Only 2% of the Youth are true believers; Most believers are more than 50 years old. Growth of Evangelical churches has somewhat offset the decline in Lutheran churches. Evangelical churches have sent significant numbers of missionaries in the last 30 years. Many immigrants are more open to the Gospel than native Germans.
Pray that the affluence of society would not seduce people away from the Gospel. Pray that self-identified Christians would experience a revival of true belief. Pray that the evangelical churches continue to grow and send many missionaries. Pray especially for the youth of Germany, that there might be a revival among them.