The Fed is currently buying $85 billion a month in assets to keep borrowing rates down and boost the economy.
The latest round of quantitative easing - known as "QE3" - is open-ended, and the central bank has said it will continue the program until the labor market outlook improves substantially.
The number of analysts calling for the Fed to end its current bond buying program this year has gradually come down over the last three months.
Thirty-five of 45 analysts anticipated the Fed would end its current round of QE not this year, but in 2014.
Only seven respondents expected the Fed to end its bond purchases later this year, while the remaining three thought the central bank would extend the program out to 2015.
Of those that forecast 2014, the majority said the purchases would end sometime during the first half of the year.
STILL SLOW IMPROVEMENT IN JOB MARKET
Economists expect the unemployment rate to steadily improve this year, with a median forecast of 7.6 percent for 2013, down from the 7.7 percent seen in January's poll.
Although that consensus for this year is the lowest since polling began for that period in January 2012, a majority, 33 of 48, expect the unemployment rate to fall to the Fed's target of 6.5 percent only in 2015. Ten said that would to happen sometime next year and the remaining five said only in 2016.
Housing, long the thorn in the economy's side, will likely build on the recovery it began last year with a 7.1 percent gain in home prices in 2013. That is expected to slow to a 5 percent rise the following year. Both figures are sharply higher than the 4.2 percent and 3.4 percent consensus figures from January.