Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version



Cornhusker Economics, July 8, 2015,


Copyright 2015 University of Nebraska.


The Nebraska Rural Poll has been conducted every year since 1996 and has dealt with many topics of concern to Non-Metropolitan Nebraskans. While important and sometimes controversial topics such as water resources, taxation and climate change draw the interest of the media, another set of questions often go largely unnoticed by readers. Those questions, many repeated in every Poll, inquire as to the respondents' level of "satisfaction"with an array of community amenities, such as infrastructure, environment, services and leadership. Other repeated Poll questions deal with the respondents?level of satisfaction with their current personal or household situation, including such items as employment and income.