Financial and Monetary Systems

This is how many Americans never use cash

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The share of Americans who go cashless in a typical week is on the rise. Image: Unsplash/

Michelle Faverio
Research Analyst, Pew Research Center
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A graphic showing how Americans have become more likely to say they don't use cash for purchases in a typical week.
The portion of Americans who say that all or almost all of their purchases are paid for using cash in a typical week has steadily decreased. Image: Pew Research Center.
A chart showing Americans with incomes over $100K or more who say they don't use cash for any typical weekly purchases has risen sharply since 2018.
Income impacts cash usage. Image: Pew Research Center.
A graphic showing that about six-in-ten Americans say they always try to have cash in hand, but varies widely because of age.
More than half of adults say they try to make sure they always have cash on hand. Image: Pew Research Center.

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