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49% Have Gone A Week Without Paying Cash

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fewer Americans are paying by cash these days, and half now say they’ve gone through a week without paying for anything in cash and coins.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 20% of American Adults say they pay cash for groceries, compared to 24% in April 2012. Twenty-eight percent (28%) pay cash at a restaurant, but that’s down from 32% two years ago. In 2012, most (52%) still paid cash when they went to the movies, but now just 39% buy their tickets that way.

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on January 12-13, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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