Federal Reserve Payment Studies (2001, 2004, 2007)
The 2007 Federal Reserve Payments Study is part of an ongoing effort by the Federal Reserve System to measure and analyze trends in noncash payments in the United States.
Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF)
(2007, 2004, 2001, 1998, 1995, 1992, 1989, 1986, 1983)
The SCF is a triennial survey of the balance sheet, pension, income, and other demographic characteristics of U.S. families.
Survey of Payment Choice and Shopping Behavior (2008)
This survey collected payment and shopping information from members of a specialty food store in the Northeast United States that changed its payment acceptance practices in October 2007. Prior to that date, the store accepted only cash and checks, but members overwhelmingly used cash. The limited acceptance of payment instruments and the checkout procedure in the store posed challenges for the store and its members. In October 2007, the store began to accept debit cards. Within four months, most members rapidly switched to using primarily debit cards, drastically reducing their use of cash and checks. The survey was conducted from November 2008 through April 2009, and the results provide insight into the effect of payment acceptance on consumer payment choice, as well as how payment choice affects consumer food shopping behavior.
Summary Guide to Selected Consumer
Payments Industry Data Files (2009)
This guide highlights the types of data, methodologies, and response rates from consumer payments surveys conducted by several leading industry and academic payment organizations.
For information about obtaining details or the actual
data files to conduct research with the CPRC, please
Who in Consumer Payments Research? An Overview of
Industry Payments Research Companies (2008)
This document provides a high-level summary of the Consumer Payments Research Reference Guide.
Payments Research Reference Guide (2008)
This Reference Guide provides an overview of organizations that conduct research on consumer payments topics or support other research efforts to collect data on consumer payments. It is intended to serve as a resource for parties interested in consumer payments research. It contains information obtained from the public domain and interviews with key contacts, including references to research conducted in the last few years. This version consolidates the original (Industry) Reference Guide (Sections I-III, updated July 20, 2008.)