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Poles want to keep cash payments

Despite the increasing number of options for cashless transactions, Poles want to retain the option of cash payments. This is confirmed by a recent poll conducted by IBRIS on behalf of Radio Zet. It shows that just under 16 per cent of respondents would like to see cash completely eliminated in favour of payment by card, phone or watch. More than 80 per cent of those asked want cash to continue to function as a means of payment. 3.4 per cent of those asked are in favour of doing away with cash payments altogether. 12.4 per cent tend to agree with the statement that “cashless payments – i.e. those made by card, phone or watch – should completely replace cash”. In contrast, 66.5 per cent of respondents “strongly disagree” with the idea of phasing out cash altogether. A further 14.6 per cent “rather disagree”.

Interestingly, this view is represented regardless of the age bracket of the respondents. 90 per cent of those in the 18-29 age bracket do not want cash withdrawal. As far as seniors are concerned, 83 per cent of 60-year-olds gave the same answer, among 70-year-olds 58 per cent.

The survey by the Institute for Market and Social Research IBRiS, commissioned by Radio ZET, was conducted on 03-04-02-2023 using the CATI method on a nationwide sample of 1,100 people.