Posted by: bluesyemre | October 9, 2014

Average number of languages spoken by the EU population by Jakub Marian



  • The Eurobarometer 386 survey organized by the European Commission provided a lot of insight into linguistic abilities of Europeans, and it was a rich source of data for me to visualize (see this map, for example). While browsing the Annex of the survey, I noticed there was also interesting information about the percentages of people who speak a certain number of second languages. From this, it was easy to compute the average number of languages spoken in each country, and this is exactly what the following map shows.

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