In a newly published survey from the online education platform Study.com, the company found that 64% of parents and 67% of college graduates surveyed believe that cryptocurrencies should be part of compulsory education.
However, both groups have slightly different views when it comes to blockchain, Metaverse, and NFTs, with only about 40% believing that those subjects should be included in the curriculum as well.
To participate in the survey, parents and college graduates were screened to ensure the subjects had sufficient understanding of blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and the Metaverse and excluded anyone who did not understand the participating topics. The survey included 884 U.S. patents and 210 U.S. college graduates. The results come amid growing crypto awareness and adoption in the United States.
According to the Pew Data Research Center, about 88% of Americans have at least heard of cryptocurrencies, while 16% of U.S. residents have invested in or traded cryptocurrencies at some point in their lives.
Prestigious universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University have started offering courses in blockchain technology and cryptocurrency applications.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams also said in an interview last year that local schools should embrace blockchain technology and digital assets.