Knowledge of other languages among young people in the EU 2018, by country

This statistic shows the results of a 2018 survey, broken down by country, which asked young people in the European Union how many languages they could read or write in. As can be seen in the statistic, knowledge of other languages varies quite a lot between different countries. In the United Kingdom, 68 percent of respondents advised that they can only read or write in one language, compared with one percent of Danish youths.

In how many languages can you read and write?*

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Release date

May 2018



Survey time period

April 2018

Number of respondents

8,153 respondents

Age group

15-30 years

Special properties

EU residents

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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