Nebraska Rural Poll

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The Nebraska Rural Poll is an annual survey conducted by the UNL Department of Agricultural Economics in partnership with Rural Prosperity Nebraska and Nebraska Extension.

Traditionally, rural Nebraskans have not had a strong voice in state policy decisions. The Nebraska Rural Poll gathers the aggregated voice of rural Nebraskans and relays its findings to state lawmakers, ensuring the rural voice is heard. The goal of the Nebraska Rural Poll is to give local and state leaders a better understanding of the issues, challenges and concerns of Nebraska's rural citizens. The Rural Poll is an annual effort that focuses on such issues as community, government policy, well-being and work.

Core questions are included every year; over time these core questions will provide insight about trends and changes occurring in rural Nebraska. In addition, each year rural citizens and government officials form an advisory committee that identifies key issues or topics to include in the survey. Poll findings are distributed to member of the Nebraska Legislature, staff members of the state's congressional delegation, and other state and local leaders to facilitate their decision making.

For further information about the Poll or its findings, contact: Becky Vogt, Cheryl Burkhart-KrieselBrad LubbenL.J. McElravy, Tim Meyer, Steve Schulz or Heather Akin.

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2022 Nebraska Rural Poll 

In early April, the 2022 Nebraska Rural Poll will arrive in mailboxes of residents living all across the state, just has it has each year since 1996. This year's questionnaire asks rural Nebraskans about natural resources and the economy, as well as the core questions on well-being and community.

If you received a letter or booklet in the mail and would like to complete the survey online, click here. You will need the password and identification number that was included in the box on the bottom right-hand corner of the letter. If you have any problems, please contact Becky Vogt