Nearly 7 in 10 Texans would support English amendment

May 26, 2010

A new poll by the University of Texas/Texas Tribune shows that almost seven-in-ten Texans would support amending the state constitution to make English the official language of the Lone Star State.

These numbers mirror a recent Rasmussen poll showing that more than eighty-seven percent of Americans favor making English the official language of the United States.

Both of these polls come just five months before Oklahomans will vote whether or not to make English the official language of their state.

Currently, thirty states have passed official English laws.

U.S. English, Inc. is the nation's oldest and largest non-partisan citizens' action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States. Founded in 1983 by the late Sen. S.I. Hayakawa of California, U.S. English, Inc. ( www.usenglish.org ) now has more than 2 million members.