A poll conducted by analytical service YouGov confirmed the interest of Americans in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Moreover, according to the published results, 27% of citizens are in favor of the idea of legalizing Bitcoin as a legal tender.
A total of 4912 respondents took part in the survey. Of these 34% could not decide on the answer; 28% of respondents spoke out against the idea of legalizing Bitcoin to pay for goods and services; 27% would support such an idea; 16% would rather agree with legalization than oppose it, and another 11% of respondents said that they would refuse such an initiative on the part of the authorities. Those who fully support the introduction of Bitcoin as a means of payment at the official level turned out to be 11%.
Among the men surveyed, 27% did not know what Bitcoin was, and among women, those who had not heard anything about the main cryptocurrency on the market turned out to be even more 41%. As for the impression of digital currency, among men, every third respondent expressed a positive attitude towards crypto assets, while among women, only 21% of survey participants expressed optimism about legalization.
As many probably guessed, the main cryptocurrency received many times more words of support from the younger generation than from the older generation. The “support age” ranged from 25 to 34, while people aged 57 to 75 have little confidence in the new asset class. Many in social networks have already begun to joke that such statistics are regularly confirmed by American senators aged 60 and older, who are constantly striving to criticize Bitcoin with or without reason.
It is noteworthy that the point of view of the opponents of Bitcoin is shared by both Democrats and Republicans. The number of ardent opposition to digital currencies among the Republicans is 39 people, but among the Democrats, there were 26 people.
The survey, inter alia, touched upon the aspect of the respondents' financial security. Those who earn $80,000 or more per year are twice as likely to support the legalization of Bitcoin than those whose income is around $40,000. You can see the full table with the results by income level in the image below.
It is noteworthy that the results were presented by the analytical service the next day after the entry into force of the law on the legalization of Bitcoin as a means of payment in El Salvador.