You can browse all our staff research on bank notes. Here's the latest:
The Bank regularly surveys Canadian businesses and citizens to better understand how and why cash is used by assessing awareness, attitudes, and behaviours with respect to bank notes.
Survey results allow the Bank to monitor its progress, to identify potential issues or opportunities, and to adapt its programs, tools, and services as needed.
The Bank of Canada supplies Canadians with bank notes they can use with confidence—notes that are readily accepted and secure against counterfeiting. To monitor and assess public confidence in the authenticity of bank notes, we conduct a survey twice a year. This survey is based on a representative sample of Canadian residents.
This survey asked respondents to report their cash holdings, adoption of cryptocurrencies, and views on the potential impact of cash disappearing from the Canadian economy.
This survey asked small and medium-sized businesses in Canada what kind of payment methods they accept. Results showed that 96% of merchants surveyed accepted cash and only 8% planned to stop accepting cash in the next five years.
This survey aimed to better understand how Canadian pay for goods and services. It calculated the share of payments made with cash, credit cards, debit cards and other methods.
This survey measured Canadians’ awareness of the polymer bank notes. Respondents were asked if they recalled hearing of any upcoming changes to Canadian bank notes, and if so, where they first heard of the polymer bank notes.