The Bitcoin Investment Trust took a survey of “over 1,000 people from Wall Street to Silicon Valley, [for] their thoughts about bitcoin.” The evidence displays a positive correlation between knowledge of Bitcoin and a positive perception of Bitcoin.
Of the polled almost half (45%) found out about Bitcoin last year, and 52% claimed to have heard in 2012 or before which I find difficult to believe.
Some good news is that once people knew about Bitcoin, 68% of them had positive views and thought it would change the world or solve a real problem, 66% of respondents planned to purchase bitcoins this year.
This survey comes in conflict with what the general public thinks of Bitcoin, however, with nearly three-quarters of U.S. residents not even being familiar with it according to a study done by the Street. These numbers have probably gone down, but I don’t think it matters. Bitcoin can be used as a viable backend solution for many financial institutions to bring down the costs of doing business. I doubt most Americans know how ACH or SWIFT payments work, they just know they work.
I would like to see more details behind the Bitcoin Investment Trust’s survey. The survey doesn’t appear to be from a simple random sample; so, I can’t give it much weight. One thing that is for sure is the juxtaposition between the general public and financial/tech affluent, which illustrates how Bitcoin will probably be used.
[textmarker color=”C24000″]Source[/textmarker] Bitcoin Investment Trust The Street