More than a third of Europeans and Americans would be happy to go
without cash and rely on electronic forms of payment if they could, and
at least 20 percent already pretty much do so, a study showed on
The study, which was conducted in 13 European countries, the United
States and Australia, also found that in many places where cash is most
used, people are among the keenest to ditch it.
Overall, 34 percent of respondents in Europe and 38 percent in the
United States said they would be willing to go cash-free, according to
the survey conducted by Ipsos for the ING bank website eZonomics.
Twenty-one percent and 34 percent in Europe and the United States, respectively, said they already rarely use cash.