Saturday 26 May 2018

Majority of Dubliners believe cash won't be king in 30 years

 

Sam McQueen, Hannah Lyons, Michael Lyons, Rose Foster, Liam Cullen and Tommy Cullen at the survey launch. Photo: Conor McCabe Photography
Sam McQueen, Hannah Lyons, Michael Lyons, Rose Foster, Liam Cullen and Tommy Cullen at the survey launch. Photo: Conor McCabe Photography
Gavin McLoughlin

Gavin McLoughlin

Dubliners are preparing for a cashless city, according to early findings from a major Dublin Chamber of Commerce survey.

The chamber said half a million people have engaged with the survey since it launched in April. It's designed to canvass Dubliners' opinions on how they want the city to look in the future and will be used to inform the Chamber's policy agenda.

The online poll is being carried out in conjunction with a representative poll commissioned by Dublin Chamber and carried out by Amarach Research. The full results will be published in the autumn.

Among the findings of the Amarach research are that almost two-thirds of people believe it's likely they won't use cash by the year 2050.

People are split about the likelihood of driverless buses, taxis and trains, the survey indicates. Just over one-third believe these vehicles are likely to be driverless by 2050, while 37pc think it unlikely.

"We've been struck by the simplicity of many of the wants and dreams of Dubliners, said Dublin chamber chief executive Mary Rose Burke.

"For many, the desire is simply for an improved quality of life and a Dublin that is safe, clean, innovative and easy to get around. We're also encouraged by the openness of people to the potential for new technology and the use of personal data to improve their everyday lives."

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