YouGov, a global public opinion and data company, carried out a Bitcoin survey amongst British citizens in the UK, and found out that 93% of Brits have heard of BTC, but only 4% actually bought it. The good news: cryptocurrency still has lots of room to grow in the UK.
What might come as a surprise, is that only 4% of Brits have actually gone out and bought BTC over the years.
Less surprising, however, is that 6% of men say they have bought Bitcoin, compared to 1% of women, and one in eleven (9%) 18 to 24 year olds say they have bought the cryptocurrency, compared to one in a hundred (1%) of those aged 55 and above.
36% of 18 to 24 year olds know someone who bought BTC, while only 7% of those aged 55 and above.
Young people are double as likely as older generations to be positive about it, but those feeling positive are still very much a minority the survey shows.
The research shows that citizens in the U.K. are 7 times more likely to say they feel ‘very negative’ about cryptocurrencies being controlled by the people using it and twice as likely to feel ‘fairly negative’ than ‘fairly positive’.