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It is not required. Basically, a lot of the automated systems (think subway, vending machines, etc.) use the chip/pin system. Also, auto check out use that (think supermarkets). But most places (aside from automated systems) have way to use mag strip.
As for getting a chip/pin card, they are just starting to make it into america. Chase has a few. Not sure who else. But even the Chase ones are tricky because there is some trick with the pin.
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