New Poll: Only 16% of Americans Support the U.S. Adopting a Central Bank Digital Currency, 68% Would Oppose if Gov’t Could See What You Buy

by Emily Ekins and Jordan Gygi

Washington, D.C.– Only 16% of Americans support the U.S. government adopting a Central Bank Digital Currency or “CBDC,” according to the new Cato Institute 2023 CBDC National Survey Report. The national survey of 2,000 Americans conducted by YouGov found that twice as many Americans—34%—oppose adopting a CBDC, while 49% don’t yet have an opinion. Nevertheless, the survey finds that Americans are more concerned about a CBDC’s risks than they are enthusiastic about its benefits.

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