Financial and Monetary Systems

5 charts on what Americans think about cryptocurrency

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Only 1 in 5 Americans say they are somewhat confident about cryptocurrency. Image: Pexels/David McBee

Michelle Faverio
Research Analyst, Pew Research Center
Olivia Sidoti
Research Assistant, Pew Research Center
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Chart showing how many Americans have heard of, and have faith in, cryptocurrency.
Roughly four-in-ten adults who have heard about cryptocurrency say they are not at all confident about it. Image: Pew Research Center

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Chart showing different levels of interest in cryptocurrency depending on group
Cryptocurrency use differs by race, ethnicity and income level, as well as by gender and age. Image: Pew Research Center

Chart showing the impact racial and income differences have on cryptocurrency use.
Black users (27%) are more likely than White users (12%) to say they first used cryptocurrency within the past year. Image: Pew Research Center

Chart showing how many US adults have invested in cryptocurrency.
Roughly three-in-ten adults (31%) who have ever invested in, traded or used cryptocurrency say they currently do not have any cryptocurrency. Image: Pew Research Center

Chart showing opinions about using cryptocurrency among Americans.
When it comes to the impact cryptocurrency investments have had on users’ personal finances, three-in-five users (60%) say that they have neither helped nor hurt. Image: Pew Research Center
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