Knowledge of other languages among young people in the European Union 2018

This statistic shows the results of a 2018 survey which asked young people in the European Union how many languages they could read or write in. According to the results of this survey, 43 percent of respondents said they could read and write in two languages, compared with only 10 percent who said they could read or write in more than three.

In how many languages can you read and write?*

Percentage of respondents
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Source

Release date

May 2018

Region

EU

Survey time period

April 2018

Number of respondents

8,153 respondents

Age group

15-30 years

Special properties

Residents of the European Union

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows:"In how many languages can you read and write? This includes your mother tongue, meaning the first language(s) you learnt as a child."

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