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Latin America

Marchers carry a banner down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan reading "We Speak Spanish" for New York City's annual Hispanic Heritage Day Parade in October 2019. (Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images)

Latinos’ Views of and Experiences With the Spanish Language

Most U.S. Latinos speak Spanish: 75% say they are able to carry on a conversation in Spanish pretty well or very well. But not all Latinos are Spanish speakers, and about half (54%) of non-Spanish-speaking Latinos have been shamed by other Latinos for not speaking Spanish.

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