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Toplines - Languages - June 2, 2008

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely VotersConducted June 2, 2008

By Rasmussen Reports

June 2, 2008

1* Some people say that every American should be bilingual or trilingual. Should every American be able to speak at least two languages?

26% Yes
68% No
6% Not sure

2* Should official government documents be printed in English only? Or should they be printed in both English and Spanish?

67% English only
29% Both English and Spanish
3% Not sure


3* When people go to vote, should election ballots be printed in English only? Or should they be printed in both English and Spanish?

65% English only

32% Both English and Spanish
3% Not sure

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

13% Encouraging all Americans to learn at least two languages press 1.
83% Encouraging all immigrants to speak English as their primary language

4% Not sure

5* Which is more important, reducing the number of immigrants who come to American or encouraging all immigrants to fully embrace American culture and society?

36% Reducing the number of immigrants
54% Encouraging all immigrants to fully embrace American culture, press 2.
10% Not sure

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