More than half of foreign-born Hispanics (52%) report that they speak only Spanish at home, but that is true of just 11% of their adult children and of 6% of the children of U.S.-born Hispanics. Half of the adult children of Latino immigrants do speak some Spanish at home, but by the third and higher generation, that proportion has fallen to one-in-four. All generations are more likely to use English at work than at home.


The Daily Number is a statistic, updated every weekday and typically drawn from Pew Research Center project findings, that highlights an important trend.

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