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61% of US Adults Do Not Oppose Bitcoin as Legal Tender, Survey Shows

61% of US Adults Do Not Oppose Bitcoin as Legal Tender, Survey Shows

Following El Salvador making bitcoin legal tender, a survey was conducted to ascertain whether U.S. adults support or oppose a similar move in the U.S. Among 4,912 adults who participated, 61% did not oppose.

Majority of Adults in US Do Not Oppose Making Bitcoin Legal Tender, Survey Shows

Yougov America Inc. conducted a survey Thursday to ascertain whether consumers are for or against adopting bitcoin as legal tender in the U.S. A total of 4,912 adults in the country participated in the survey. Yougov is an international research data and analytics group headquartered in London.

Survey respondents were asked: “Would you support or oppose the U.S. making bitcoin a legal form of currency? This would mean that businesses would accept bitcoin in exchange for goods and services, in addition to continuing to accept the U.S. dollar.”

According to the results, 11% said they “strongly support” and 16% said they “somewhat support.” Meanwhile, 11% said they “somewhat oppose,” 28% said they “strongly oppose,” and 34% said they “don’t know.”

Survey of whether U.S. adults oppose or support adopting bitcoin as legal tender in the U.S. Source: Yougov America Inc.

Among male respondents, the number of people who strongly support making bitcoin legal tender rises to 15% and 17% said they somewhat support. Among female respondents, only 7% strongly support and 14% somewhat support.

The top age groups that strongly support BTC as legal tender in the U.S. are 25-34 (20%) and 35-44 (19%). Meanwhile, 26% of the 18-24 age group and 24% of the 25-34 age group somewhat support.

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Bitcoin fell to under $62,000 after spiking past $64,700 earlier as Hong Kong spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs began trading. Data showed trading volumes hit just over $11 million, against expectations of over $3oo million. Bitcoin price fell below $62,000 again amid market reaction to less than encouraging numbers from the first day of trading…


  • Bitcoin fell to under $62,000 after spiking past $64,700 earlier as Hong Kong spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs began trading.
  • Data showed trading volumes hit just over $11 million, against expectations of over $3oo million.

Bitcoin price fell below $62,000 again amid market reaction to less than encouraging numbers from the first day of trading for much hyped spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs in Hong Kong.

BTC was down about 1.4% at the time of writing, having touched lows of $61,587 across major crypto exchanges.

The benchmark cryptocurrency, which has struggled to reclaim key levels since its recent halving event, was seeing a 24-hour trading volume of $28.4 billion.

Bitcoin price and Hong Kong spot ETFs debut

Earlier, Bitcoin price surged to above $64,000 as the six spot Bitcoin and spot Ethereum ETFs went live in Hong Kong.

The flagship cryptocurrency rose to over $64,727 on US-based crypto exchange Coinbase. BTC also soared after reports Hong Kong approved the listing of the ETFs.

NEW: 🇭🇰 Opening ceremony of Hong Kong spot #Bitcoin ETFs 👏 pic.twitter.com/ux1eb5PqRn

— Bitcoin Magazine (@BitcoinMagazine) April 30, 2024

However, as data streamed in showing disappointing trading volumes and inflows, Bitcoin price took a hit. According to details of the six ETFs’s debut day, total trading volume reached just $11 million, not impressive given projections were much higher at over $300 million.

Bitcoin ETFs saw about $8.5 million while Ethereum ETFs recorded just $2.5 million on the first day. Ethereum price fell to $3,040.

Notably, the figures from Hong Kong are way lower compared to those recorded amid the enthusiasm that greeted the launch of spot Bitcoin ETFs in the US in January. On their debut, the US spot BTC ETFs raked in over $4.6 billion in trading volume.

The start to trading for the ETFs has not helped BTC price and BTC could face a slide under the $60k level if sentiment flips negative. On the upside, resistance at $65k remains critical and a breakout could see the bellwether digital asset soar towards its recent peak.


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