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ATM use in the United States

Cash machine amount, use growing slowly

By Tyler Metzger

Since the first cash dispenser was introduced in 1969, getting money when you needed it has become a common convenience and an essential way we spend our money. Today, 17 percent of Americans use ATMs as their primary banking method, according to a 2009 survey by the American Bankers Association. However, that number has declined since 2008 due to the prevalence of online banking.

Check out the graphic below to see how ATM use has changed since 1999.

See related: 'Emergency PINs to summon help at ATMs?, ATMS aren't just for cash withdrawls anymore, ATMs as voting machines: An idea whose time hasn't come

Published: March 2, 2010

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