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Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE) - Federal Reserve Bank of New York. One output of this survey is consumer's expectations for inflation.

"The SCE, which launched in 2013, focuses primarily on expectations about economic outcomes related to inflation, the labor market, and household finance. In eliciting subjective expectations for certain variables, such as future inflation, we collect data on the individual’s forecast uncertainty. The survey tracks a respondent’s age, income, education, homeownership status, employment history, and region; it also tests for level of numeracy. A November 2016 New York Fed staff report offers an overview of the survey methodology. We summarize the main survey results in a monthly New York Fed press release, illustrate trends in a series of interactive graphics on the CMD website, and publish a range of analyses. The data are available to other researchers, policymakers, and the public."