U.S. Survey: 43% of Young Respondents Likely to Purchase Bitcoin
Bitcoin has come a long way. Decentralized currency is still largely stigmatized and rarely fails to confuse beginners. But interest has expanded quite a bit since it only touched the radar of skeptical cryptography mailing list readers.
According to a fresh national-wide survey from the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), 6% of respondents are ‘very likely’ and 12% are ‘somewhat likely’ to purchase Bitcoin. 17% said they weren’t sure.
Yet, younger voters averaged much higher. 43% of 18-24 year old participants indicated they were ‘very likely’ or ‘somewhat likely’ to purchase Bitcoin while only 8% of respondents older than 55 said the same. Of course, older generations tend to be less inclined to touch new technologies.
But there’s still a long way to go. The bulk of participants (65%) want to stay clear of the currency for the time being.
This post was published at Coin Telegraph on 2014-09-01.