Center for Microeconomic Data

 
Survey of Consumer Expectations
Median expected household income growth increased considerably to 2.9 percent in October from 2.5 percent in September, marking the highest reading since February 2018. Median household spending growth expectations also rose notably to 3.7 percent, up from 2.9 percent in the prior month, the highest reading since December 2016. Short- and medium-term inflation expectations were unchanged at 3.0 percent.

For more details:
Press Release: Consumers’ Income and Spending Growth Expectations Strengthen in October while Home Price Change Expectations Dip
(Jul 2018)

SCE Labor Market
The SCE Labor Market Survey collects information on individuals’ experiences and expectations in the labor market—including earnings, job transitions and searches, and retirement expectations. The series is updated every four months.
(Jun 2018)

SCE Credit Access
The SCE Credit Access Survey provides information on consumers' experiences and expectations regarding credit demand and credit access. The series is updated every four months.
(May 2018)

SCE Housing Survey
The SCE Housing Survey, conducted annually since February 2014, collects rich and high-quality information on consumers' experiences and expectations regarding housing.
Fielding the Survey
The SCE is a nationally representative, Internet-based survey of a rotating panel of approximately 1,300 household heads. Respondents participate in the panel for up to twelve months, with a roughly equal number rotating in and out of the panel each month. Unlike comparable surveys based on repeated cross-sections with a different set of respondents in each wave, our panel enables us to observe the changes in expectations and behavior of the same individuals over time.