Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version



Cornhusker Economics, January 6, 2016,


Copyright 2016 University of Nebraska.


The Nebraska Rural Poll celebrated its 20th year this fall. The goal of the Rural Poll has been to give rural Nebraskans and their leaders a better understanding of the issues, challenges and concerns of Nebraska’s rural citizens. For twenty years, this annual effort has focused on topics such as community, government policy, the environment, well-being and work. While the Poll has collected information from a number of different topics ranging from taxes to climate change, a number of core questions included each year are providing insights about trends and changes occurring in rural Nebraska. Some of those questions that are repeated each year measure rural Nebraskans’ satisfaction with a list of community services. This paper will examine the trends in satisfaction levels with a subset of those community services.