Welsh Language Issue On Par With Saving Our Planet

The BBC have reported that more than half of the Welsh population feel that preserving the Welsh language is as important to them as saving our planet from global warming.

In recent years the Welsh language has dramatically increased in popularity. Today 64% of the people in Wales think it is important that they speak Welsh with their children, and almost 70% think that future generations will be thankful for all the efforts being made to preserve the language.

The study was conducted by Beaufort Research in November 2008, questioning 1,071 people over the age of 16 and living in Wales.

11% of those questioned were fluent in Welsh, 14% could speak it a little with the remaining having no understanding of the Welsh language at all.

It seems there has been a distinct change in attitude regarding the Welsh language in the past 10 years. Young people in Wales can now see the benefits of keeping the language alive.

Will we ever see the day when children in Wales are fluent in Welsh, educated in Welsh and use Welsh in a social context?

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