Questions - Speaking English - August 9-10, 2014
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