2021 Nebraska Rural Poll and 2021 Nebraska Metro Poll Reports


Trust in Media, Institutions and Health Information

Trust in Media, Institutions, and Health Information for Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Nebraskans

released November 4, 2021

This research brief compares trust in media, institutions, and health information for both metropolitan and nonmetropolitan Nebraskans. It highlights the results of both the 2021 Nebraska Rural Poll and the 2021 Nebraska Metro Poll.

Trust in Media, Institutions, and Health Information in Nonmetropolitan Nebraska

released November 4, 2021

Today, people have many different sources of news. However, Americans have been increasingly distrustful of media as of late. And, their confidence in other institutions had declined this year after increasing slightly last year. This distrust can be especially problematic in health emergencies like the current pandemic. Given all this, how much do rural Nebraskans trust various information sources? How much confidence do they have in various government institutions and systems? What information sources do they trust for information on the coronavirus? Which entity do they think should be the primary authority for public health decisions? This paper provides a detailed analysis of these questions.

Trust in Media, Institutions, and Health Information in Metropolitan Nebraska

released November 4, 2021

Today, people have many different sources of news. However, Americans have been increasingly distrustful of media as of late. And, their confidence in other institutions had declined this year after increasing slightly last year. This distrust can be especially problematic in health emergencies like the current pandemic. Given all this, how much do metropolitan Nebraskans trust various information sources? How much confidence do they have in various government institutions and systems? What information sources do they trust for information on the coronavirus? Which entity do they think should be the primary authority for public health decisions? This paper provides a detailed analysis of these questions.

Impacts of the Pandemic

Impacts of the Pandemic for Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Nebraskans

released September 15, 2021

This research brief compares the impacts of the pandemic for both metropolitan and nonmetropolitan Nebraskans. It highlights the results of both the 2021 Nebraska Rural Poll and the 2021 Nebraska Metro Poll.

Impacts of the Pandemic in Nonmetropolitan Nebraska

released September 15, 2021

Since March of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted Nebraskans in many ways, including their physical health, mental health, work and consumer habits. Given that, what pandemic impacts did rural Nebraskans experience during the past year? To what extent were various elements of life affected or disrupted by the pandemic? How did their consumer habits change and will they continue these changes going forward? Did their home Internet service limit their ability to engage in various activities such as work at home or participate in online learning? This paper provides a detailed analysis of these questions..

Impacts of the Pandemic in Metropolitan Nebraska

released September 15, 2021

Since March of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted Nebraskans in many ways, including their physical health, mental health, work and consumer habits. Given that, what pandemic impacts did metropolitan Nebraskans experience during the past year? To what extent were various elements of life affected or disrupted by the pandemic? How did their consumer habits change and will they continue these changes going forward? Did their home Internet service limit their ability to engage in various activities such as work at home or participate in online learning? This paper provides a detailed analysis of these questions.