Recent feedback from a reader named "Cip" adds this helpful
In Spanish you "take" a decision, you never "make" one.
Perhaps the rationale behind it is that you do not
create/generate choices; the choices are there, available to
You will hear many Spanish speaking people in the US say
"I need to take a decision" due to their native language
Given the huge influx of Spanish speakers to the USA, that sounds like a possible explanation for an increasing frequency of 'take a decision' in the USA.