This page provides news and information about the Survey of Consumer Finances.
February 25, 2022
Questionnaire changes for the 2022 SCF
The 2022 Survey of Consumer Finances will introduce new questions on families' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, use of buy now, pay later lenders, and use of mortgage forbearance. The 2022 survey will also introduce new questions on the race and ethnicity of the spouse or partner, how long the respondent and spouse or partner has lived in the US, and the ancestry or ethnic origin of the respondent and spouse or partner. In addition to the new questions, changes to the text of various questions will better capture transfers or support from family and friends, medical debt, online trading accounts, cryptocurrency holdings, and mortgage forbearance
June 21, 2021
Update on the 2022 SCF
The sample design for the 2022 Survey of Consumer Finances will be adjusted to improve the coverage of Black, Hispanic or Latino, and Asian households in the survey. The survey data will be released on the standard schedule in the fall of 2023. For more information on the changes to the survey design, please see the FEDS Note Improving the Measurement of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Survey of Consumer Finances.