A new poll found that 27% of US residents support the government’s recognition of Bitcoin as legal tender.
According to a polling According to a survey from research and data analysis company YouGov, 11% of respondents “strongly support” the idea that Bitcoin should be used as legal tender in the United States, and another 16% “support” it to a certain extent.
The poll asked 4,912 U.S. residents and showed that more Democrats than Republicans support the proposal. Approximately 29% of Democrats said they strongly or to some extent support the recognition of BTC as legal tender, compared with 26% of Republicans.
As you might expect, the younger generation has more support. Respondents aged 25-34 highly support BTC as a legal currency, and 44% of respondents support it. But almost as many baby boomers (57-75 years old) strongly opposed this idea (43%), and only 11% supported it.
The results of the survey show that income has a significant impact on personal attitudes towards cryptocurrencies. Respondents with an annual income of more than $80,000 are likely to support Bitcoin as a legal tender (21%) are respondents with an income of less than $40,000 ( 11%) twice.
Participants whose income is less than $40,000 are also the group that strongly opposes this idea.
related: September 7th is “Bitcoin Day” in El Salvador, because BTC became legal tender
The poll is on El Salvador’s controversial Bitcoin law takes effect September 7.
On the proposal of President Nayib Bukele, the law was passed in the Salvadoran parliament in June, although Resistance from the international community And 70% of Salvadorans express Oppose legislation In the polls in early September.