Study: 71% of Americans have an idea of ​​bitcoin

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YouGov has published the results of a study according to which 50% of millennials consider bitcoin as the main means of payment.

It was also found out that 79% of Americans have heard of at least one cryptocurrency. At the same time, 71% of respondents know about bitcoin. It is noteworthy that only 13% of respondents know Ethereum.

It also turned out that 87% of those who heard about bitcoin never turned it over, bought or sold it. At the same time, half of the respondents from this group do not plan to buy cryptocurrency in the future.

Only 19% of respondents in the age group from 18 to 34 are “very interested” in using cryptocurrency instead of fiat money, and another 29% said that it was “a little interesting.” On the other hand, half of the polled millennials underlined the lack of interest in digital currencies as a means of payment.

“Although not too many respondents want to buy bitcoin in the near future, more than a third (36%) of respondents believe that cryptocurrencies will be universally accepted and will be used for daily payments in the next 10 years. 44% of Millenials support this view, “the researchers noted.

Researchers note that a quarter of respondents believe that cryptocurrencies are used mainly for illegal purchases. 19% of respondents believe that coins are used for illegal and ordinary purchases about equally. Only 17% of respondents believe that cryptocurrencies are used to pay for legal goods.

A total of 1,202 Americans participated in the survey.