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Nebraska Rural Poll, Research Report (December 2021) 21-3, 26 pages
Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Also available at https://ruralpoll.unl.edu/pdf/21rpwellbeing.pdf
This year, rural Nebraskans gave similar assessments of their current situation as they did last year. However, their optimism about their future is slightly lower than last year. And, this year, more rural Nebraskans agree that people are powerless to control their own lives as compared to last year.
Residents of the North Central region are the regional group most likely to believe they will be better off ten years from now. And, residents of both the North Central and Panhandle regions are more likely than residents of other regions of the state to believe they are much better off compared to five years ago.
Persons with lower education levels are more likely than persons with more education to believe that people are powerless to control their own lives.
Persons with lower household incomes are more likely than persons with higher household incomes to express dissatisfaction with their ability to build assets/wealth.
Persons living in or near smaller communities are more likely than persons living in or near larger communities to believe they are better off compared to five years ago. And, they are more likely to express satisfaction with their general quality of life.
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