I wanna join in :D (Although I'm not really from anywhere that interesting :x)
I'm from the US.. and I was born, raised, and still live here. I live in the northern half of the country though, in the "midwest", which isn't anywhere near the west -_-. So I speak the normal dialect you hear on news programs and such. However, occasionally I'll get asked if I'm from Canada because of my dialect.. but I've only been there once on a vacation to see Niagara Falls - really cool btw :D Although, I was told once that people from Ohio have their own special dialect.. so who's to say? :l
My town is two hours from the capital, and 1 hour in the other direction for another large city - and if you go only halfway to the capital, you run into Amish Country. yes it's called 'country' XD Amish are actually really cool. They're very friendly, and don't mind at all when more modern people come to visit them. They still ride in horse-drawn buggies - slang for a cheap carriage. Some of them have given in and bought a car, but the majority still live without electricity and such. It's a very interesting experience.. but only the first time. I've been dragged there since I was a kid, and it's lost most of it's charm at this point. They're nice people though. They don't really have an accent either, maybe a bit of a farmer-ish feel - but they're farmers, so what do you expect :l
I did live in England for a month or two one summer, and Sweden for a few months as well. Very very fun. I can't wait until I finally get to go live in Japan. :D
I'm your typical American 'mutt'. My mother's side is English and Hungarian, and my father's side is Irish and German. However, considering where I was raised, I'm lucky they even offered Spanish at school XD People are very close-minded, and unopen to new cultures and languages here. My family actually shunned me for a few years when I told them I was going to study Japanese. So yes, like typical Americans, my family only speaks English.
I can speak English and Japanese, but my Japanese is still a work in progress. It's hard to get to fluent level without ever even having been to the country before. >.< I also can recognize and interpret any romance language (four years of Latin in high school will do that to you). I also know a bit of Swedish from having lived there for a few months - but it's of the 'hi how are you' level.
Religion is a funny thing in my family. No one really seems sure of what they are. My father was raised Catholic and even went to Catholic School, but yet doesn't practice it anymore. My mom used to take me to a Lutheran church when I was really young, but stopped when I was around 10. We have a bible, that my mom picks up sometimes and reads - but who's to say really. My thoughts are more along the lines of don't care, and doesn't concern me.