Mini Poll: Trillion Dollar Coins?

Approximately how much cash do you have on your person right now?

None at all:
 15%
About $10:
 16%
About $25:
 17%
About $50:
 20%
About $100:
 13%
More than $100:
 20%

In general, do you find yourself carrying more cash or less cash than five years ago?

More cash:
 16%
Less cash:
 41%
About the same:
 43%

What is your own standard unit of currency, i.e., the one you personally deal with most often?

The penny:
 1%
The quarter:
 7%
The dollar bill:
 19%
The five dollar bill:
 15%
The twenty dollar bill:
 55%
The fifty dollar bill:
 2%
The hundred dollar bill:
 0%
Something else:
 2%

How much money is currently in your change jar?

About $5:
 14%
About $10:
 10%
About $25:
 19%
About $50:
 13%
About $100:
 13%
More than $100:
 15%
Nothing at all:
 3%
I don’t save change:
 13%

Debit cards or credit cards?

Debit cards rule:
 42%
Credit cards rule:
 51%
Neither, I am strictly a cash/check person:
 7%

Would consider giving money to a political campaign, charitable endeavor, or not for profit group using a Twitter program like St. Louis- based Givver?

Yes, and I already have:
 8%
Yes, and I will look into it:
 13%
Probably not:
 19%
No, I don’t like the idea:
 14%
No, I don’t use Twitter:
 45%

Do you usually use currency or something else (checks, PayPal, credit/debit cards, @square, etc.) to pay for the following:


Coffee

Currency:
 60%
Something Else:
 40%

Kid's Allowance

Currency:
 70%
Something Else:
 30%

Parking Meters

Currency:
 92%
Something Else:
 8%

Parking garages

Currency:
 74%
Something Else:
 26%

Travel on public transportation

Currency:
 71%
Something Else:
 29%

Travel by taxi

Currency:
 66%
Something Else:
 34%

Tips in restaurants

Currency:
 38%
Something Else:
 62%

Church collections

Currency:
 46%
Something Else:
 54%

Political contributions under $100

Currency:
 10%
Something Else:
 90%

Snacks from vending machines

Currency:
 89%
Something Else:
 11%

Pizza delivery

Currency:
 58%
Something Else:
 42%

Highway/bridge tolls

Currency:
 89%
Something Else:
 11%

Buicks (90 percent of all Buicks sold in China are purchased with cash)

Currency:
 10%
Something Else:
 90%

Should the City of St. Louis offices refuse to accept currency for transactions in order to increase accountability and security?

Yes:
 24%
No:
 76%

Is it time to retire the US one cent coin?

Yes:
 53%
No:
 47%

Would you favor or oppose a Presidential Executive Order that allowed establishments that agreed to round down cash transactions to the nearest nickel to refuse to handle pennies?

Favor:
 58%
Oppose:
 42%

How much cash would you need to donate a kidney to a stranger? (Thanks to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania for this question.)

Nothing, it is our duty to help other:
 21%
At least $5,000:
 3%
At least $10,000:
 3%
At least $25,000:
 5%
At least $50,000:
 17%
No amount of cash would convince me to donate:
 51%

If someone owed you $100, how would you most like for them to repay you?

In cash:
 52%
With a check:
 10%
Via PayPal:
 3%
Through @Square:
 1%
By an IOU:
 0%
By kind deeds/favors:
 1%
Promptly:
 33%

Do you think it is a good idea or a bad idea to take President Ulysses S. Grant off the fifty dollar bill and replace him with President Ronald Reagan?

Good idea:
 15%
Bad idea:
 85%

A proposal has been made to continue paying the federal government’s debts if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling by minting a trillion dollar platinum coin. Do you approve of this proposal, or not?

Approve:
 18%
Disapprove:
 54%
Not sure:
 28%

Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.