At the beginning of 2017, the Bank of Italy carried out a survey on adult financial literacy. The survey was conducted using the methodology developed by the OECD International Network for Financial Education (INFE) and is part of a G20 project to gather internationally comparable data on the financial literacy level of the population.
The sample comprises about 2,500 individuals representative of the Italian adult population. The main results are reported in the paper 'Measuring the financial literacy of the adult population: the experience of Banca d'Italia', Questioni di Economia e Finanza (Occasional Papers), 435, 2018. The methodology and the G20 report are available on the OECD website.
Anonymized survey data are distributed for research purposes only. Authors are fully and exclusively responsible for the use of the data. Authors who refer to the results obtained using survey data in their publications are required to cite the source as 'di Salvatore A., Franceschi F., Neri A. and Zanichelli F., "Measuring the financial literacy of the adult population: the experience of Banca d'Italia", Bank of Italy, Questioni di Economia e Finanza (Occasional Papers), 435, 2018'. Any views expressed in such publications are of the authors and not of the Bank of Italy. The data are available in three different formats: ASCII ('comma separated' CSV files), SAS and STATA.