The stance of U.S. presidential candidates on cryptocurrency in 2024 is now a key factor influencing voters’ decisions. 

Influence of Crypto on U.S. Presidential Elections Grows

According to a Harris Poll study conducted for Digital Currency Group (DCG), 21% of U.S. voters plan to support a presidential candidate who endorses the crypto industry. Another 30% are more likely to back a crypto-friendly candidate. Meanwhile, 48% of respondents expressed distrust towards candidates who hinder the industry’s development.

Currently, 14% of respondents own cryptocurrency, and another 20% are confident they’ll invest in crypto in the near future. Overall, about a third of those surveyed view digital assets positively, considering cryptocurrencies the future of remittance markets, an important factor in financial security, and a key to future economic prosperity. At the same time, inflation remains the leading issue in the U.S., according to the majority of respondents.

Another study by Harris Poll for Grayscale found that 77% of U.S. citizens believe a presidential candidate should be knowledgeable about digital assets. Financial security ranks as one of the top three values for voters, alongside family and health.

In the 2022 midterm elections, 38% of U.S. voters planned to closely examine candidates’ positions on crypto policy and intended to vote based on this information.

Author: Evgeny Tarasov
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