Study: Americans with accents judged less credible than native speakers
July 20th, 2010
For the 24.5 million Americans who told the Census Bureau in 2007 that they spoke English less than "very well," it may not be their imagination that people don't take what they say quite as seriously as they do native English speakers. Researchers in Chicago have shown that people with a noticeable accent are considered less credible than those with no accent.
To read more, follow the link to the USA Today article here.