The Spanish people are family oriented with family being the basis of social structure that includes both nuclear and extended families. The family provides for both social and a financial support network to the Spaniards. A large number of people prefer to go to family business although the number has diminished with more and more people opting for University education. Although family networks have become less tight over the year with the new age with less and less people living in joint family and having lesser children. The structure of relations has also changed throughout the years. Machismo is no longer a part of Spanish society and has become an equalitarian one over time. The birth rate is one of the lowest in all of Europe and women are present in all high position of social and administrative lines.
The majority of the Spaniard is Roman Catholics. In spite of that, Spain is a secular country. The rest of the Spanish population is mostly a mixture of Protestants, Jews and Muslims. The Spanish celebrate religious events with great enthusiasm all over the country.
Spanish or Castilian is a romantic language, which has evolved from several languages and is spoken in various dialects having its roots in Latin. Spanish is not only spoken in Spain but in many South American and Latin American countries as well. It has 417 million speakers all over the world. It is one of the six official languages of the United Nations and is the second most studied language in the world.