Paying cash

Only 27 percent of readers prefer using cash as a payment method for small purchases. readers prefer to pay with their credit or debit cards.

Starting Monday, we invited readers to select one of five responses to the following question:

“What is your preferred method of payment for purchases or expenses of less than $100?”

The results:

Credit or debit card, 113 votes, 63.12 percent.

Cash, 49 votes, 27.37 percent.

Personal check, 10 votes, 5.58 percent.

Smartphone app, 4 votes, 2.23 percent.

Online payment services such as PayPal, 3 votes, 1.67 percent.

Total votes: 179 online polls are not scientific. They are conducted for the information and entertainment of our readers.

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