Center for Microeconomic Data

Survey of Consumer Expectations
The January survey shows that both short- and medium-term inflation expectations remained at 2.5 percent at the start of 2020. The median one-year-ahead expected change in the price of gasoline remained unchanged at its lowest level since July 2017, while expectations for changes in the cost of a college education, medical care, and rent all fell. Notably, the measure for the expected change in the cost of medical care reached a new series low at 5.7 percent.

For more details:
Press Release: Inflation Expectations Remain Unchanged in January
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.