Los Angeles (CoinChapter) — A new survey released by crypto trading platform Gemini shows that about 64% of Americans are interested in digital assets.
The data was collected from a national survey of 3,000 U.S. adults aged 18 to 65 with $40,000 or more in household income. The survey looked at several key trends, including the profiles of current and soon-to-be crypto investors.
It also took into account which cryptocurrencies are the most well-known among holders and what the average U.S. adult knows about crypto. And how many consumers view cryptocurrency as a long-term investment versus a short-term trading vehicle.
The 64% of Americans who identified as being curious about crypto do not currently own any digital assets. However, Gemini estimated that roughly 14% of the country’s population — or 21.2 million adults — already owns cryptocurrencies.
That number could nearly double this year as approximately 19.3 million Americans indicated they plan to purchase crypto. The average age of current cryptocurrency holders is 38, whereas the average age of crypto-curious respondents is 44.
Interestingly enough, the survey also showed a potential surge in female cryptocurrency investors. Women currently consist of just 26% of crypto holders in the United States. But 53% of the respondents interested in investing in crypto were females, compared to 47% for men.
Gemini chief operation officer Noah Perlman believes this research “signals a valuable and welcome diversification of crypto’s investor base.” He hinted the company would continue providing cryptocurrency education to make the space more welcoming.
Crypto adoption on the rise
Previous reports released this year have indicated that cryptocurrency adoption in the U.S. is on the rise. A March survey by Mizuho Securities estimated that 10% of stimulus funds could be used to purchase Bitcoin.
Another poll by global consumer research platform Piplsay said that 25% of Americans already own cryptocurrencies. And that another 27% plans to invest later this year. Part of the reason people’s interest in Bitcoin and rival cryptocurrencies has surged is their fears of US dollar devaluation.