Date on Honors Thesis

Spring 4-28-2023



Examining Committee Member

Dr. Wayne Tervo

Examining Committee Member

Dr. Leigh Johnson

Examining Committee Member

Dr. Najib Sahyoun


Cryptocurrency is a relatively new investment method and currency. Daily, the news media reports about its instability and the perceptions surrounding it. To provide a measure of its perceived stability and trustworthiness, I have conducted a survey of undergraduate and graduate students in various accounting courses. The questions asked in this survey are used to gauge the overall perceptions and opinions of students concerning the stock market and cryptocurrency. The survey uses a five point opinion ranking system, ranging in opinions from 1-5 (strongly disagree, disagree, neutral, agree, and strongly agree). This survey is also used in conjunction with questions about ownership of these investment methods to see if there is statistical significance between the perception of trustworthiness of cryptocurrency and the stock market and ownership of these investment methods.