Together, the Diary of Consumer Payment Choice and Survey of Consumer Payment Choice create a comprehensive picture of U.S. consumers' payment preferences and behavior. Payments data is collected in the context of cash holdings, checking account balances, credit card debt, and income receipt, among other variables. The Survey and Diary are representative surveys of U.S. consumers; demographic data is included.

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