The digital ruble was supported by 47% of Russians
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About 47% of Russians admitted that they are ready to use the digital ruble in everyday life to pay for goods and services.
The digital ruble found support among Russians
According to a survey by Otkritie Bank, 47% of Russian citizens are ready to use the digital ruble as a means of payment. At the same time, another 53% of Russians are neutral about the idea of creating a digital version of the national currency.
The digital currency of the central bank received great support among residents of the Northwestern District (55%). But the Russians in St. Petersburg, the Far East and the Southern Federal District are not thrilled with such an initiative. Here the idea of creating a digital ruble was supported by 41% and 42% of citizens, respectively.
At the same time, 15% of respondents do not want to use the digital ruble. According to the responses, people are afraid of fraud, do not understand how to use such a payment method, or simply do not trust digital money..
If we talk about the prospects for digital currencies, then 57% of those surveyed are confident that cryptocurrencies will replace fiat money in the future. At the same time, 12% of them are sure that this will happen in two or three years, and 45% of respondents – in 10-15 years.
Its time to think about what the digital ruble is
Every fifth Russian (22%) is sure that the digital ruble will never replace ordinary money.
Recall that at the end of last year, Russia announced its intention to develop a digital ruble.
Less than half of Russians know how to handle cryptocurrency
The survey shows that Russians are not well aware of cryptocurrencies. In Moscow, 38% of respondents said they understand what a digital ruble is. In St. Petersburg and the Southern Federal District, this figure was 48% and 45%, respectively.
Another 7% said they already have experience buying and selling cryptocurrency. Among the leaders on this issue were the Far East (17%) and the North Caucasus (15%). Whereas in the Urals, only 2% have experience of transactions with “crypt”.
More than half of Russians (63%) said they want to try to buy cryptocurrency, as they are attracted by the constant growth in the price of this asset. For comparison, in 2020 this figure was only 6%.
Note that in 2020 Russia entered the top countries for bitcoin trading on the Local Bitcoin platform.
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