90 percent of U.S.-born Hispanics speak English very well
Ninety percent of Hispanics born in the U.S. speak English very well. That’s up dramatically from 72 percent in 1980.
Not surprisingly, foreign-born Hispanics are less comfortable with English. Just 35 percent speak it very well, a number that has increased only modestly since 1980.
The share of the U.S. Hispanic population that is foreign-born grew from 14 percent in 1960 to 40 percent in 2000. Since the turn of the century, however, it has reversed course and begun a steady decline.
Today, 34 percent of the U.S. Hispanic population is foreign-born.
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