2 Mar 2022 14:58

Fifteen percent of Russians ready to stop using cash - poll

MOSCOW. March 2 (Interfax) - One in seven Russians, or 15%, are ready to stop using cash and fully switch to cashless transfers, the Research Center of the SuperJob.ru web portal said in a statement seen by Interfax on Wednesday.

Nearly three-quarters of respondents, or 73%, are reluctant to stop using cash. The share reaches 79% among people aged from 35 through 44, the pollster said, noted that such respondents believe cash is a more reliable option. Twelve percent are undecided.

Cashless transfers are mostly favored by people younger than 34 or with a monthly income of 80,000 rubles or more (22% in each group). They say they are using cash on rare occasions.

The Research Center polled 1,600 economically active respondents aged 18 and up in 394 in all federal districts of Russia on February 28 - March 1.