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Pew: More Hispanics Getting News in English


According to new research from the Pew Center, a growing share of Latino adults are consuming news in English from television, print, radio and internet outlets, and a declining share are doing so in Spanish. In 2012, 82% of Hispanic adults said they got at least some of their news in English, up from 78% in 2006. The share who get at least some of their news in Spanish has declined, to 68% in 2012 from 78% in 2006. 50% of Latino adults say they get their news in both languages, down from 57% in 2010.
Several reasons were given for this shift, including: A growing share of Latino adults speak English well - 59%. Slowing immigration. Today about 51% of Hispanic adults were born in another country. Growing time in the U.S. With the slowdown in migration, the average number of years lived in the U.S. among Latino adult immigrants has grown, from 16 years in 2000 and 17 years in 2006 to 20 years in 2011. And, U.S.-born Latino adults on the rise. Annually about 800,000 young U.S.-born Latinos enter adulthood.

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