Of these surveyed, 86 % mentioned they’ve heard no less than somewhat bit about cryptocurrencies. That included 24 % of these surveyed who mentioned they’d heard so much about them. However simply 16 % reported personally investing in, buying and selling or in any other case utilizing one.
The outcomes of the survey, which was carried out Sept. 13 by means of 19 of this yr, reveals a major uptick in shopper consciousness and use of cryptocurrencies over the previous a number of years. A 2015 Pew research, which requested completely different questions and centered solely on Bitcoin, confirmed that simply 48 % of adults had heard of that digital forex, whereas just one % reported ever utilizing it.
This yr’s survey additionally discovered that youthful folks have been extra probably to make use of cryptocurrencies. Of these surveyed between the ages of 18 and 29, 31 % reported having invested in, traded or used cryptocurrencies.
In the meantime, when taking a look at folks of all ages, males have been twice as probably as ladies to report ever having used cryptocurrency. And males ages 18 to 29 have been a few of the most probably folks to have used crypto, with 43 % of these surveyed reporting that they’d.