A new poll sponsored by the Tulsa World and KOTV, Channel 6 finds that 88 percent of Oklahoma residents want English to be made the official language of the state, including 93 percent of Republicans and 84 percent of Democrats. The poll of 757 registered Oklahoma voters was conducted from Jan. 27-30, 2008.

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.