posted on 09 March 2015
from the New York Fed
Results from the February 2015 Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE) paint a multifaceted picture of the direction of the US economy. Median consumer inflation expectations at the short term horizon declined slightly to 2.8 percent, but remained stable at the three-year horizon. Both home price expectations and household spending change expectations fell to their lowest levels since the inception of the survey in June 2013. While earnings growth expectations also declined, other indicators of the labor market (such as likelihood of losing one's job) continued to improve. Credit availability expectations remained unchanged.
Additional results from January 2015 include:
About the Survey of Consumer Expectations
The SCE contains information about how consumers expect overall inflation and prices for food, gas, housing and education to behave. It also provides insight into Americans' views about job prospects and earnings growth and their expectations about future spending and access to credit. The SCE also provides measures of uncertainty in expectations for the main outcomes of interest. Expectations are also available by age, geography, income, education and numeracy.
The SCE is a nationally representative, internet-based survey of a rotating panel of approximately 1,200 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 allows us to observe the changes in expectations and behavior of the same individuals over time.
The survey is conducted on our behalf by The Demand Institute, a non-profit organization jointly operated by The Conference Board and Nielsen.
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