Survey: 27% of the US population supports Bitcoin as a legal tender
According to the institute, 4,912 people were heard. Of this total, 11% said they “strongly support” the idea of BTC becoming legal tender in the country. Another 16% said they “partially support”, totaling 27% support.
In contrast, 28% responded that they were against the use of BTC as a legal currency, while 11% partially reject it, totaling 39% of respondents. Another 34% still do not have an opinion on the matter.
The survey evaluated respondents based on four criteria: age group, political position, gender and income level. Men are the majority among both supporters and critics, while 41% of women have no opinion.
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In terms of age group, young people between 18 and 34 are the biggest supporters, but curiously they are also the third largest group among the undecided. The group of people between 45 and 54 years old has the highest degree of indecision (39%), while the oldest (over 55 years old) are among the biggest opponents (43%).
As for the political position, bipartisanship also dominated. About 29% of Americans identified with the Democratic party partially or strongly support the BTC as legal tender. Among Republican party supporters, the support rate is slightly lower: 26%.
Republicans are the majority among those who reject the idea, with 48% among those who responded that they were totally or partially opposed. On the Democrat side, the total rejection reached 39%.