Linguistic identity of people in Catalonia May 2014

Use and perception of languages in Catalonia in May 2014

Linguistic identity of people in Catalonia May 2014 This statistic represents how people living in Catalonia use and perceive their languages according to a survey carried out in May 2014. Although over 50 percent of respondents spoke only Spanish at home when growing up, in 2014 Catalan alone was the main language of communication for 46 percent of respondents. This, as well as the fact that 43 percent considered Catalan to be their own language, represents the growth in popularity of the regional language which has undeniably played a role in the cultural and national identity of Catalans and Catalonia.
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Use and perception of languages in Catalonia in May 2014

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Catalan (Valencian/Balearic)SpanishBoth: Catalan (Valencian/Balearic) and SpanishAranese**Other languages or language combinationsDon't know
Which language do you consider your own?43%30.6%25.6%0%0.8%0%
Which language did you speak at home as a child?39%52.5%5.3%0.1%2.8%0.3%
Which language do you use most often?46%35.7%17.8%0%0.4%0%
Catalan (Valencian/Balearic)SpanishBoth: Catalan (Valencian/Balearic) and SpanishAranese**Other languages or language combinationsDon't know
Which language do you consider your own?43%30.6%25.6%0%0.8%0%
Which language did you speak at home as a child?39%52.5%5.3%0.1%2.8%0.3%
Which language do you use most often?46%35.7%17.8%0%0.4%0%
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This statistic represents how people living in Catalonia use and perceive their languages according to a survey carried out in May 2014. Although over 50 percent of respondents spoke only Spanish at home when growing up, in 2014 Catalan alone was the main language of communication for 46 percent of respondents. This, as well as the fact that 43 percent considered Catalan to be their own language, represents the growth in popularity of the regional language which has undeniably played a role in the cultural and national identity of Catalans and Catalonia.
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