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Questions - Speaking English - August 9-10, 2014

Americans Overwhelmingly Put English First
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National Survey of 1,000 American Adults
Conducted August 9-10, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* Should English be the official language of the United States?

 

2* Should a company be allowed to require its employees to speak English?

 

3* Is requiring people to speak English a form of racism or bigotry?

 

4* How important is it to speak English to get ahead in the modern world – very important, somewhat important, not very important or not at all important?

 

5* Which is more important, encouraging all Americans to learn at least two languages or encouraging all immigrants to speak English as their primary language?

 

6* Do you speak any languages other than English?

 

7* (answered by 44 who speak another language other than English) Which language do you consider yourself MOST proficient in other than English – Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Russian or some other language?

 

8* (answered by 44 who speak another language other than English) Did you learn that language from birth, in school or after you left school?

 

9* How important is knowing how to speak a second language to getting ahead in the modern world – very important, somewhat important, not very important or not at all important?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence