Sure, most of us know what bitcoin is, but what about the rest of the public here in the United States. There’s hardly any news station that hasn’t mentioned the digital currency by now, so what do you reckon the percentage of Americans who knows what bitcoin is?
You cheated and read the title.
Hard to avoid, I understand! But PFHub posted an interesting article this morning which cites an online survey taken by Harris Interactive on behalf of California-based Yodlee, a self-described personal finance data platform.
The survey results reportedly indicated that 48 percent of American adults know what bitcoin is, but many don’t trust it enough to put money into it. Further, most of respondents (perhaps not surprisingly) would rather invest in gold, with only 13 percent stating they’d invest in bitcoin instead (one-fifth of which are aged 18-34).
Men were more aware of bitcoin than women were, too.
45 percent of respondents said they weren’t sure as to whether or not the government should regulate bitcoin. For those who were sure, 56 percent were against government regulation, and 44 percent were pro-regulation.
Of course, this isn’t intended to be representative of the entire population, but the statistics are interesting. Read the full report here.