Is there a consensus on how many combat encounters most players experience in a DnD 5E adventuring day?

From the DMG, pg 84:

Assuming typical adventuring conditions and average luck, most adventuring parties can handle about six to eight medium or hard encounters in a day.

However, this is more of a guideline, and doesn't tell us how real players really play.

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    \$\begingroup\$ If there already is an aggregation (that's probably a word) then that would be an excellent answer to this, which is honestly what I thought this was looking for anyhow \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 19, 2019 at 19:30
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    \$\begingroup\$ Is this also an X-Y problem? Wanting to know actual tableplay statistics is it's own question, but if you're asking with regard to the expected encounters and associated resource expenditure then I'm not quite sure what's behind this. \$\endgroup\$
    – NotArch
    Commented Dec 19, 2019 at 19:33
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    \$\begingroup\$ I sitll don't really understand what you're trying to get out of this, And I think you should define 'encounter' if you're not defining it in the same way as WoTC. Or maybe start with asking and/or defining what 'encounter' means to you and being clear if it's different than the DMG (and how). BUt if your definition is different, than I highly doubt there's existing data out there that fits your particular definition - especially if it's different from the standard. \$\endgroup\$
    – NotArch
    Commented Dec 19, 2019 at 19:45
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    \$\begingroup\$ Unfortunately, given what you've said, I don't think this is answerable here and voting to close :( \$\endgroup\$
    – NotArch
    Commented Dec 19, 2019 at 19:54
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    \$\begingroup\$ Another thing, you ask in the title for statistics and in the body whether there's a consensus. These are fundamentally different things and the existence of either does not require the existence of the other. For example: a poll of how many encounters GM's think an adventuring day should have might show a consensus, but a poll of how many encounters they actually have would show statistics \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 19, 2019 at 20:17


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