A new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in the United States revealed that 16% of the participants admitted to having invested, traded or used cryptocurrencies.
The survey, carried out last September, had responses from 10,371 American adults and its result marks an important growth compared to the same survey carried out in 2015, when only 1% of those surveyed confessed to crypto investments.
The pollster reported that certain demographic groups are particularly prone to declaring that they have used cryptocurrencies. About three in ten Americans , or 31%, aged 18-29 say they have ever invested, traded, or used a cryptocurrency such as BTC or ether ( ETH ), compared to smaller percentages of adults in older age groups.
Furthermore, they found that men are almost twice as likely as women to say they have ever used a cryptocurrency: 22% vs. 10%.
The differences identified are especially pronounced when considering age and gender combined, the survey indicates.
“About four in ten men between the ages of 18 and 29 (43%), for example, say they have ever invested, traded or used a cryptocurrency, compared to 19% of women of the same age range. Among men as well as women, the probability of having invested, traded or used cryptocurrencies decreases with age”
At the same time, there are no statistically significant differences derived from household income levels. Cryptocurrency investors, traders, and users account for 17% of high- and middle-income respondents, and 15% of lowest-income respondents.