Media Advisory

New York Fed to Introduce New Survey Tracking Household Expectations on Public Policy Changes

October 10, 2019

NEW YORK—The Federal Reserve Bank of New York will introduce a new survey—the Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE) Public Policy Survey—designed to gauge household-level expectations related to public policy changes on Thursday, October 17.

Information on the new survey, including an overview of the most recent data and the survey’s methodology, will be detailed in a blog post to be published on the New York Fed’s Liberty Street Economics blog. The data, along with interactive charts, will be published every four months on the New York Fed’s Center for Microeconomic Data.

Drawing on the New York Fed’s Survey of Consumer Expectations, the SCE Public Policy Survey leverages data collected from a nationally-representative panel of household heads three times a year since November 2016. The new survey elicits expectations about changes to a variety of public policies, such as assistance and social insurance programs, labor market policies and taxes, among others. For each policy, the survey asks respondents to gauge the percent chance of a change, as well as the anticipated impact on their household.

For more information on the Survey of Consumer Expectations and past survey results, see here.

Desmond Lee
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