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Infographic: Most Americans OK with going cashless

Mort than 6 in 10 Americans believe they'll see the U.S. become cashless in their lifetimes, with those under 30 making the fastest strides in that direction.

A new Gallup poll shows that a majority of millennials age 18-29 are comfortable carrying no cash when they're out. Just 42 percent of 30- and 40-somethings, and less than a third (32 percent) of baby boomers feel the same.

Across all age groups, however, the belief that they would see the U.S. become a cashless society varied little, ranging from 63 percent for 18- to 29-year-olds to 58 percent for those 65 and older.

The Gallup poll was conducted by telephone June 22-23, 2016, with a random sample of 1,024 adults age 18 and older living in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Infographic: Most Americans OK with going cashless

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Kelly Dilworth Generation Z: Thrifty
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Kelly Dilworth | 8/26/2016

Generation Z, the 18-24 age group following credit-shy millennials, regularly uses plastic and tends to be frugal. A new study of Gen Z college students also finds most say they pay off their card balances every month. See more poll

With school just starting or nearly here, are you you using credit cards more, less or about the same as last year to pay for supplies?


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Updated: 08-27-2016