Center for Microeconomic Data

 
Results for the October Survey of Consumer Expectations were released on Tuesday, November 5, instead of Tuesday, November 12, as scheduled due to a premature release of some data.
Survey of Consumer Expectations
The October survey shows that median one-year-ahead inflation expectations decreased by 0.2 percentage point to 2.3 percent, the lowest such reading since the start of the series in June 2013. The decline in short-term inflation expectations was more pronounced for respondents over age 40 and those with household incomes greater than $50,000. The median expected change in home prices rose to 2.9 percent in October, after reaching a series low of 2.8 percent in September. Expectations about household income and spending growth remained stable.

For more details:
Press Release: Consumer Expectations for Short- and Medium-Term Inflation Were at Series Low in October
SURVEY MODULES
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.