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QN59

(Percentages are weighted by NWWEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Would you say you can carry on a conversation in Spanish, both understanding and speaking, very well, pretty well, just a little, or not at all?
  1) Very well
  2) Pretty well
  3) Just a little
  4) Not at all
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very well 77.8% 77.8%
Pretty well 9.4% 87.2%
Just a little 8.7% 95.9%
Not at all 3.3% 99.2%
Don't know .1% 99.3%
Refused .5% 99.8%
Total N = 4016

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very well 72.9% 81.1% 75.9% 85.0% 82.3% 77.7%
Pretty well 9.6% 9.2% 11.4% 9.5% 5.8% 9.6%
Just a little 11.9% 7.4% 9.4% 3.8% 8.4% 9.0%
Not at all 5.4% 2.2% 3.1% 1.6% 3.2% 3.4%
Don't know 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Refused 0.0% 0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.3% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3893


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very well 81.9% 71.2% 84.1% 81.3% 69.8% 77.8%
Pretty well 8.6% 12.7% 5.2% 8.2% 12.1% 9.7%
Just a little 6.2% 13.3% 8.8% 9.9% 12.9% 8.9%
Not at all 3.0% 2.8% 1.2% 0.6% 5.3% 3.4%
Don't know 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Refused 0.1% 0.0% 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3910


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Very well 79.2% 83.4% 79.8% 74.5% 77.8%
Pretty well 8.9% 2.7% 11.1% 9.4% 9.4%
Just a little 8.9% 11.5% 5.7% 10.8% 8.8%
Not at all 1.9% 2.4% 2.5% 4.7% 3.3%
Don't know 0.2% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.1%
Refused 0.9% 0.0% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
4016


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very well 77.6% 78.1% 77.8%
Pretty well 8.9% 9.9% 9.4%
Just a little 9.2% 8.3% 8.7%
Not at all 3.5% 3.1% 3.3%
Don't know 0.2% 0.0% 0.1%
Refused 0.5% 0.6% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
4016


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school grad or GED Business, technical, or vocational school after high school Some college, no 4-year degree College graduate, post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Very well 90.8% 73.2% 83.2% 56.9% 65.9% 77.6%
Pretty well 3.8% 11.6% 7.9% 15.5% 20.3% 9.8%
Just a little 4.4% 9.4% 6.8% 20.4% 10.3% 9.0%
Not at all 1.0% 5.7% 2.1% 6.3% 3.5% 3.5%
Don't know 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.1%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3837



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