Center for Microeconomic Data

Inflation Expectations Fall at Short-Term Horizon but Rise Slightly at
Longer Horizons
Inflation expectations declined to 4.4 percent at the one-year-ahead horizon but increased slightly to 2.9 percent and 2.6 percent, respectively, at the three- and five-year-ahead horizons, according to the April Survey of Consumer Expectations. Perceptions of current credit access and expectations of future availability of credit were mostly unchanged.

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Press Release: Short-Term Inflation Expectations Decline; Perceived and Expected Credit Conditions Mostly Unchanged
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.
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