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1 in 5 Americans Want Cashless Society, Far Fewer Than Elsewhere

1 in 5 Americans Want Cashless Society, Far Fewer Than Elsewhere

Last updated 19th Jan 2022
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In second position is Malaysia, where 65 per cent of Malaysians are in support of having a cashless society in their country. 

 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Indonesia are in joint third place, as 63 per cent of citizens in each respective country believe becoming cashless will have a positive impact on their society and economy. 

Vietnam (60 per cent) and Singapore (56 per cent) are among the other countries where over 55 per cent of citizens are in favor of transitioning towards a cashless society, respectively in fourth and fifth position. 

United States is in joint 15th place (alongside Sweden), as 24 per cent of Americans think going entirely cash free would be a great decision for their country. 

Furthermore, 25 per cent of Americans admit to paying in cash less often since the COVID-19 outbreak. 

At the other end in 17th position is France, where only 18 per cent of French citizens would welcome their country being entirely dependent on electronic forms of payment.  

Staff Writer

Staff Writer