44% of the 25 to 34 year olds were in favor, while the majority of the over 55 year olds are against a bid for Bitcoin in the USA
Almost a third of Americans would support the use of Bitcoin as a means of payment in the United States, according to a YouGov poll.
A total of 27% of those surveyed by YouGov America support the idea of using Bitcoin as a means of payment, as payment for goods and services, with 11% finding “strong” support. 34% answered in the “don’t know” category, while 39% rejected the idea.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the mood is skewed by age: 44% of respondents between 25 and 34 are in favor and 36% of 18 to 24 year olds also support it.
About 54% of people over 55 were against the use of Bitcoin as a means of payment, with 43% of the age group marked as “strongly against”.
The survey comes after El Salvador became the first country to introduce Bitcoin as a tender on Tuesday.
Price volatility was one of the biggest criticisms of the movement in El Salvador – a point that was emphasized when Bitcoin fell 10% the same day it became tender.
Bitcoin hit an all-time high of around $ 64,000 in April, before halving in value in the weeks and months that followed when China cracked down on crypto mining operations.
Since then, the price has rebounded and is now around $ 46,000.