WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Feb. 10, The Associated Press reported that nearly 1 in 5 people in the United States speaks Spanish. The story should have explained that 40 million Americans speak Spanish at home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Instituto Cervantes, which gathered the data on which the 1 in 5 statistic was based, also counts another 23 million potential speakers, such as Latinos who don’t speak Spanish at home and students of Spanish in elementary school, high school and college.
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