Center for Microeconomic Data

 
Survey of Consumer Expectations
The median one-year-ahead inflation expectation held steady at 3.0 percent in December, unchanged for the ninth straight month. The inflation expectation at the three-year horizon edged up by 0.1 point to 3.0 percent. Consumers’ outlook on the housing market worsened, with home price growth expectations falling for the sixth straight month to 3.0 percent. Income and spending growth expectations remained stable.

For more details:
Press Release: Inflation Expectations Stable while Home Price Growth Expectations Continue to Deteriorate
(Dec 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.
(Dec 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.