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Muslim faith in Germany

Mosque in Duisburg
Mosque in Duisburg

The number of Turks in Germany who define themselves as "very religious" quadrupled from 2000 to 2005. 83 percent considered themselves religious. (table 1)

At the same time, support for religious practices – praying, fasting, alms giving – increased significantly. (table 2)

Table 1: Attitudes to religion among Muslims in Germany[39]
 

2000

2005

Very religious
Quiet Religious
Rather not religious
Not at all religious

7.6
64.6
24.5
3.3

28.1
55.2
11.0
5.8

 

Table 2: Religious practices[40]
 

2000

2005

Fasting during Ramadan
Daily prayer
Friday prayer
Religious holiday prayer
Zekat

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