Consumer confidence is considerably higher among crypto owners than the average American adult, with crypto owners sitting 16.4 points higher on the consumer sentiment index.
A July 7 report from research firm Morning Consult shows that although average United States (U.S.) adult consumer sentiment has dropped 13.5% since mid-January, confidence amongst crypto owners has held up relatively better, falling only 8.1% over the same period.
The research firm said that the discrepancy is partially explained by the fact that the average crypto owner is “more likely to be wealthier, younger and male” than the average U.S. adult.
“In recent months, age has been one of the biggest drivers of differences in consumer confidence, as fixed incomes, health risks and memories of past episodes of high inflation in the United States lead older Americans to be more pessimistic,” it said.
The report states that Millennial men who earn at least $100,000 per year are the most likely people to own crypto, though Gen Z adults also show fairly high levels of crypto ownership. Baby boomers and women remain the least likely to hodl.
The report cites respondents’ lofty price expectations for Bitcoin (BTC) as a driving factor for their optimism, noting that the average crypto user expects the price to bounce back to $38,000 within the next six months.
This is despite some experts believing Bitcoin will remain sideways for the foreseeable future and could go as low as $16,000.
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