May 8, 2024 - Economy

🗳️ Swing state voters on the crypto biz

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Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

An online survey commissioned by Digital Currency Group and conducted by the Harris Poll found that a slice of registered voters in swing states think crypto is important.

Behind the scenes: Some 40% of the 1,201 survey respondents in Michigan, Ohio, Montana, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Arizona said they wish political candidates talked more about digital currency.

Zoom in: Nearly half, or 48%, said they do not trust candidates who interfere with crypto.

  • 30% said they would be more likely to support a crypto-friendly candidate.

A majority, or 74%, said they never owned crypto.

  • Almost half of those who say they owned crypto said they profited.

The big picture: Folks who were surveyed more generally agreed that the current financial system was not designed to benefit the many, or 76%.

  • 79% said it lacks transparency.
  • 63% said it set up younger generations to fail.
  • 69% of surveyed folks said they had a somewhat negative to very negative view of crypto.

Fun fact: Respondents in Ohio had more negative feelings toward crypto than other surveyed states.

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