A new national survey has reaffirmed clear and strong public support for English as the official and unifying language of the United States, with 73% of likely voters agreeing that Official English legislation should be passed into law. This support transcends the partisan divide and includes majorities of both major political parties, as well as every demographic measured by the poll.
The survey was conducted by the nationally respected Pulse Opinion Research from April 2 – 3, 2018 and questioned 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters. The poll had a typical +/- sampling error of 3% and a 95% level of confidence. U.S. English, Inc commissioned the question about Official English.
Support for Official English legislation was polled at 75% among men and 72% among women. Support also transcends the ideological divide, with 89% of Republicans and 59% of Democrats in support in addition to 74% of likely voters who identify with neither party.
The data is just as compelling among minorities and younger voters. 76% of likely voters who identified as an ethnicity other than White or Black supported Official English, in addition to 66% of young voters aged 18 – 39.
Official English legislation has always enjoyed far-reaching support among American adults, and this new polling of likely voters shows politicians at all levels of Government that the people voting them into office expect their representatives to meaningfully support English as our nation’s common and unifying language in both word and deed. Official English and the idea of English as our common language is a concept that unites all Americans.
The English Language Unity Act, legislation that would make English the official language of the United States, is still pending before the U.S. House and Senate now as H.R. 997 and S. 678. You can help this common sense legislation by calling the capitol switchboard at (202) -224-3121 and telling your U.S. House Representative and Senator to become a cosponsor and to also call for a simple up or down vote.