Poll: one in three Texans willing to pay with cryptocurrency
37% of Texans in the US state of Texas would vote for the legalisation of cryptocurrencies, while 42% would support the passage of industry-friendly laws. These results were obtained by Redfield & Wilton Strategies, Newsweek writes.
The researchers surveyed 9,700 residents in ten different US states between August 20 and 24. Between 8% and 14% of them had not heard anything about digital assets.
The range of support for cryptocurrencies as a means of payment was from 28% in Arizona to 37% in Texas and Wisconsin. Approximately a quarter of those surveyed were undecided.
The adoption of legislation to support the industry, similar to that approved in Wyoming, would be approved by 25% (Arizona) to 42% (Texas) of respondents.
Residents of California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Ohio were also sampled.
The survey also showed a lack of enthusiasm for the potential release of the digital dollar among the majority of citizens surveyed.
As a reminder, on 1 September, the state of Texas enacted a law to adapt commercial law to blockchain and cryptocurrencies. It defines digital assets and creates a regulatory environment for investments in this area.
In June, the Texas Department of Banking allowed state banks to hold cryptocurrencies.