91% of EU students in primary and secondary school were studying English in 2017 – more than all other foreign languages learned combined.
Speaking the national language at home is less common in some European countries
In some EU nations, sizable minorities speak something other than their country's national language in their household.
About four-in-ten U.S. adults say forms should offer more than two gender options
Views differ sharply by party and age when it comes to whether forms or online profiles should include gender options other than “man” and “woman.”
Younger, college-educated black Americans are most likely to feel need to ‘code-switch’
Black and Hispanic adults are more likely than whites to say they feel a need to change the way they talk around people of other races and ethnicities.
About one-in-five U.S. adults know someone who goes by a gender-neutral pronoun
A majority of Americans have heard about the use of gender-neutral pronouns, and about one-in-five personally know someone who goes by such pronouns.
Facts on U.S. Immigrants, 2017
As of 2017, 19% of the national immigrant population lives in the top five counties: Los Angeles County, Calif.; Miami-Dade County, Fla.; Harris County, Texas; Queens County, N.Y. and Cook County, Ill.
U.S. unauthorized immigrants are more proficient in English, more educated than a decade ago
In 2016, a third of unauthorized immigrant adults were proficient in English – up from a quarter in 2007.
6 facts about English language learners in U.S. public schools
English language learners in U.S. K-12 public schools are a diverse group from many different states and native language backgrounds.
Most European students are learning a foreign language in school while Americans lag
A median of 92% of European students are learning a language in school. Far fewer K-12 students in the U.S. participate in foreign language education.
Strong Men, Caring Women: How Americans describe what society values (and doesn’t) in each gender
What traits does society value most in men and in women? What traits does society say men and women should not have? Scroll through this data essay to find out.
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