An investigation by the Pew Center revealed that the use of Spanish among US Hispanics has decreased. Although some 40 million speak it -the second most important language in the US-, “among those who identify themselves as Hispanic, the number that speaks it is decreasing.” Among immigrants, 61% use Spanish as the dominant language, ie they speak it and read it better than English, but of the second-generation Hispanics, only 6% speak it and read it better than English, and the third generation hardly speaks it.

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