Education of United States
Adult literacy rate in United States is 99%. Government expenditure on education is 5.5% of GDP. The education index of United States is 0.89 - formal education levels are high, secondary education is a standard for most of the population; higher education is highly available and widespread due to the fact that graduates are economically demanded, and in many such countries having a higher education is also becoming a default option. People in United States speak the English language.
In United States, around 1% of the population or 298,444,149 people speak English. 255,505,953 of United States's population call English their first language. 42,938,196 of United States's population use English as either foreign or second language.