Advancing financial well-being through research
Understanding factors that support consumer financial well-being can help practitioners and policymakers empower more families to lead better financial lives to serve their own goals.
A person’s financial well-being comes from their sense of financial security and freedom of choice—both in the present and when considering the future. We measured it using our 10-item Financial Well-Being Scale.
The survey dataset includes respondents’ scores on that scale, as well as measures of individual and household characteristics that research suggests may influence adults’ financial well-being, including:
- Income and employment
- Savings and safety nets
- Past financial experiences
- Financial behaviors, skills, and attitudes
Download the data
Survey data file
Download the complete survey data as a CSV file, published September 2017. This public use file (PUF) doesn't include personally identifying information of the respondents.
Code for analytics tools
Download stub codes to read the survey data into several analytics tools.
About the data
Learn more about the survey and how to use the public use file.
See a list of variables, data dictionary, and variable summary statistics for the public use data file.