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QN61

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

Would you say you can carry on a conversation in English, 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 47.2% 47.2%
Pretty well 8.8% 56%
Just a little 32.1% 88.1%
Not at all 10.2% 98.3%
Don't know .3% 98.6%
Refused 1.4% 100%
Total N = 4016

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very well 55.9% 43.6% 49.6% 37.5% 37.1% 47.7%
Pretty well 7.0% 9.7% 9.8% 9.8% 8.4% 8.8%
Just a little 28.5% 37.6% 32.0% 36.1% 29.7% 32.7%
Not at all 8.4% 8.7% 8.0% 16.3% 22.9% 10.3%
Don't know 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.3% 1.3% 0.2%
Refused 0.2% 0.4% 0.3% 0.0% 0.6% 0.3%
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 43.5% 61.9% 37.2% 38.4% 55.1% 47.5%
Pretty well 10.1% 8.0% 8.0% 9.9% 7.1% 9.0%
Just a little 34.7% 22.6% 41.6% 37.2% 28.9% 32.7%
Not at all 11.1% 7.4% 11.6% 14.0% 8.7% 10.3%
Don't know 0.4% 0.0% 1.6% 0.6% 0.0% 0.3%
Refused 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3910


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Very well 45.1% 43.5% 46.3% 49.6% 47.3%
Pretty well 10.3% 9.7% 8.6% 8.2% 8.8%
Just a little 35.1% 37.5% 30.7% 31.1% 32.1%
Not at all 7.5% 8.8% 12.6% 9.2% 10.2%
Don't know 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.4% 0.3%
Refused 1.9% 0.6% 1.3% 1.4% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
4016


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very well 47.6% 46.9% 47.3%
Pretty well 9.4% 8.1% 8.8%
Just a little 33.3% 30.7% 32.1%
Not at all 8.1% 12.4% 10.2%
Don't know 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
Refused 1.2% 1.6% 1.4%
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 25.4% 52.1% 44.7% 82.4% 79.4% 48.3%
Pretty well 7.6% 10.3% 14.2% 6.9% 8.3% 8.7%
Just a little 48.2% 30.4% 33.7% 8.8% 11.0% 32.5%
Not at all 18.4% 7.0% 6.8% 1.9% 1.3% 10.3%
Don't know 0.3% 0.2% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3837



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