Thirty-one U.S. states have elected English as their official language, with 5 more states planning to follow suit. Yet, despite the majority of U.S. citizens taking this stance, the American government has not made any progress to formally acknowledge English as the country’s primary language.
Via Rasmussen Reports:
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 83% of American Adults believe English should be the official language of the United States. Only 10% disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on August 9-10, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
Although it cannot be determined if or when the government will determine the official U.S. language, the positivity American citizens hold towards the English language is encouraging.
As Rasmussen Reports notes, a majority “agree overwhelmingly that it’s important to know the language to get ahead in today’s world.”
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