Research Data Reports

A series of papers that describe the results, content, key findings, and methodology of the Diary of Consumer Payment Choice and the Survey of Consumer Payment Choice.

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2020 Diary of Consumer Payment Choice

Research Data Report 21-2
May 2021
U.S. consumers made more than half of their payments in 2019 with debit, credit, and prepaid cards. For more details, read the Atlanta Fed's 2020 Diary of Consumer Payment Choice.

2020 Survey of Consumer Payment Choice

Research Data Report 21-1
May 2021
The 2020 Survey of Consumer Payment Choice (SCPC) is the 13th in a series of annual studies that aim to gain a comprehensive understanding of the payment behavior of U.S. consumers. The SCPC data complement data from the Diary of Consumer Payment Choice (DCPC), for which consumers record details of specific transactions (including dollar values) and their payment choices. Respondents participate in these two surveys in September (SCPC) and October (DCPC).

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