Here is the question :
HOW MANY PEOPLE IN THE U.S. SPEAK SPANISH AS THEIR FIRST LANGUAGE?
Here is the option for the question :
- 19 million
- 24 million
- 37 million
- 41 million
And, the answer for the the question is :
[STC002138] Even though the United States has never been entirely monolingual, it has never been too difficult to get by with just one language. This is despite the fact that the demographics of the country are always changing. At the moment, eighty percent of the population in the United States are born with the ability to speak English as their first language. And according to a study by Instituto Cervantes — a highly respected non-profit agency set up by the Spanish government to ‘promote and teach Spanish and to spread the culture of Spain and Spanish-speaking countries’ — Spanish is next, with 41 million native speakers and another 11.6 who are bilingual. This indicates that the United States has a higher population of native Spanish speakers than both Colombia and Spain combined. According to the Institute, the United States is second only to Mexico in the number of native Spanish speakers.