My thoughts on such statistics are the same as the type once used by a Dr. Kinzie for his historic sex reports. Twisted to make a story.
"Kinsey" and aye some of them were (some of them notorious). However, lots of what he published were simply raw statistics. Most of them creepy. :-)
As to the dollar coin. I don't know anyone that likes them. I do not know anyone that uses them.
I do. And so do many millions of people.
Most banks in my area are now refusing the fed from sending them any. Conductors on our commuter trains are requesting people not to try using them.
Every urban area I've been to has demonstrated a polar opposite to what you're describing. From where do you hail?
Central and Northern New Jersey is saturated with them. Every bank has some on hand, and all businesses will accept them. You're more likely to get eyebrows raised if you try to pay with half dollars. :-)
In dark places like bars/taverns, etc. they are constantly mixed up with quarters.
It is nigh impossible to mix up a golden dollar with a quarter. I'd believe you if you were talking about Suzies, though, as it happens more often than not to me. But a Presidential or Sacajawea dollar? Never.
The only good thing about them is when I get one instead of a quarter.
Never, ever happened to me. And as I mentioned, they're everywhere over here.
No slots in most cashregisters for them.
Categorically false. There hasn't been a single cash register tray that's been produced over the past 30 years that doesn't have 5 slots (penny, nickel, dime, quarter, other).
Don't work in many vending machines.
The vending machine lobbyists are who pushed for small dollar coins in the first place (which is what got us Suzies). They publish that 99% of modern vending machines will readily accept dollars. No modern vending machines, in contrast, seem to accept pennies. :-)
Really difficult to walk around with 100 of them instead of 100 bills.
I have to agree with Libertad. If you carried $100 in singles or coins you'd be limping around, or sitting at a 45 degree angle. :-)
Most wallets on the market cannot accommodate 100 bills at the same time! :-)
However, at any time I have at least $25 in dollar coins on my person without a limp or any discomfort. It's called a coin purse. Example: http://www.walletgear.com/coin-purs...-pocket.html
. These can
handle a roll of coins plus a small wad of bills without problem. :-)
Instead of attempting to force the American Public with something they don't want, the government should try to find a way to make the USA budget work.
Again, people prefer the coin to the bill (and consistently, mind) if they are aware of the savings involved.
Every poll that doesn't mention the savings says "no" where every poll that mentions the savings says "yes" (in both cases 2 to 1). This, to me, suggests that 1/3 of us prefer the bill, period, 1/3 of us prefer the coin, period, and that 1/3 of us like our government saving money more than either preference (and the coin demonstrably does that). :-)