The share of U.S. adults who say they do not use cash in their typical weekly transactions increased 5 percentage points from 2015 to 2018, while the proportion who made almost all purchases with cash fell 6 points. Nonresponses not shown. The margin of error is plus or minus 1.5 percentage points.

Source: Andrew Perrin, “More Americans are making no weekly purchases with cash,” Pew Research Center, Dec. 12, 2018,

Data for the graphic are as follows:

Year All or Almost All With Cash Some With Cash None With Cash
2018 18% 52% 29%
2015 24% 51% 24%

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