Tuesday, June 17, 2014
In 2012, 44 percent of the foreign-born population age 5 and older who arrived in the United States in 2000 or later reported high English-language speaking ability, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report. This means they either reported speaking only English at home or reported speaking it "very well" whether or not they did so at home. About 13 percent did not speak English at all. speaking ability in 2012, while only 6 percent did not speak English at all.
A new report, English-Speaking Ability of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2012, uses statistics from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey to focus on the relationships between English-speaking ability and place of birth, level of education and years spent living in the United States.