Most non-users of electronic cash just don’t feel any need for it

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Today is a rather ordinary survey, a regular look by NTT Com Research (ex-goo Research) into electronic cash, their fourth regular survey into this topic.

Demographics

Between the 11th and 17th of March 2015 1,065 members of the NTT Com Research monito group completed a private, internet-based questionnaire. 53.6% of the sample were male, 2.2% in their teens, 27.3% in their twenties, 21.8% in their thirties, 16.9% in their forties, and 31.8% aged fifty or older.

I have a bit of confusion over the numbers here; there is a clear statement that from the 1,065 in the sampe, 336 were non-users of electronic cash, a figure backed up by the sample size for Q2. However, this means 31.5% were non-users (this percentage is also mentioned in the text), but in Q1 it is 28.0% from the full sample that say they are currently non-users.

Instead of a graph, here is Hello Kitty dressed up as the duck-billed platypus mascot for Osaka area JR railway IC card.

Hello Kitty x ICOCA Mascot
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Electronic cash usage – majority use card-based solutions

internetcom recently reported on a survey by NTT Com Research (formally goo Research) into electronic cash, their third regular look at such a subject.

Demographics

Between the 11th and 17th of December 2014 1,072 members of the NTT Com Research monitor panel completed aprivate internet-based questionnaire. 53.4% of the sample were male, 2.3% in their teens, 26.8% in their twenties, 21.5% in their thirties, 17.4% in their forties, and 32.0% aged fifty or older.

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Note that in Q1, some portable computers have contactless IC Card readers built into them, and these may be used to make purchases over the internet in perhaps a more secure, but definitely more convenient way than typing in a credit card number.I used to mainly use a non-JR (<a href=Hankyu Stacia, if you must know) public transport-related IC card, but since my recent move to the Tokyo area I’ve switched to Suica via my mobile phone, not a credit card. My second card was a WAON card, but in my new area there are fewer opportunities to use it.
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