63% of the 45 + million Hispanics in the US are accessing the internet to research news, check email and become involved with social networking websites. According to the Ipsos U.S. Hispanic Omnibus Study, the percentage of Hispanics that are getting online is often higher than other ethnic groups. Furthermore, more than half of the Hispanic online users prefer to surf the web in English. This varies with age groups, though, given that almost 40% of younger Hispanics prefer to access websites in Spanish.
Personally, I like a balance – I like to read news in the local language; I read U.S. and world news in English, but Latin American news in Spanish from local media sources. Although, I must admit most of my time online is spent surfing sites in English. What about you? What do you prefer?