The online educational platform Study.com found that 64 percent of 884 American parents and 67 percent of 210 American college graduates feel that cryptocurrency should be taught in schools.
Parents and college graduates were screened to ensure they had a sufficient understanding of cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and the metaverse before being authorized to vote. Those without this information were not permitted to participate.
However, there was disagreement between the two groups on a blockchain, the metaverse, and NFTs, with only around 40% of respondents feeling that these topics should be included in the curriculum.
Parents and college graduates who have previously invested in bitcoin are more likely to contribute to their children’s education, according to the results of the survey.
Over three-quarters of parents who HODL cryptocurrencies contribute an average of $766. In comparison, graduates who have invested in cryptocurrencies spend an average of $1,086 each year on education.
Increasing public knowledge of crypto
These findings are consistent with the increased interest in and use of cryptocurrencies in the United States. The majority of Americans (88%) have heard of cryptocurrency, yet just 16% have actually invested in or traded any crypto.
The world’s top universities, like Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have begun offering these types of classes lately. Meanwhile, 1.5 million individuals finished Revolut’s instructive crypto course in its first month of operation.
The University of Cincinnati began teaching Bitcoin and cryptocurrency earlier this year. Additionally, Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, became one of the first universities in the United States to accept tuition payments in Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and the stablecoin USD Coin (USDC).
When asked about using blockchain technology and digital assets in local schools, New York City Mayor Eric Adams recommended doing so in an interview last year.