Posts Tagged ‘ Center for Applied Rural Innovation ’

Rural Nebraskans less positive about communities

Nov 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, November 12, 2009

Rural Nebraskans generally are less positive about their communities this year than in the past, according to the 2009 Nebraska Rural Poll. The 14th annual UNL poll was taken last March and April, a time of great economic uncertainty, poll organizers noted. That uncertainty is reflected in this year’s poll results. For example, the percentage […]

Self-employment key to rural Nebraskans, job picture

Sep 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, September 24, 2009

Self-employment continues to grow in rural Nebraska, especially as “people are pasting together bits and pieces of work” in tough economic times, according to the Nebraska Rural Poll. Surveys for the annual UNL poll were mailed to about 6,400 randomly selected households in Nebraska’s 84 rural counties last March. Results are based on 2,852 responses. […]

Rural Nebraskans optimistic about their lives, but…

Nov 6th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, November 6, 2008

Rural Nebraskans are much more optimistic about their lives than they have been in previous years, according to the Nebraska Rural Poll. But that finding comes with one giant caveat: The poll was taken last spring, before recent economic upheaval that has some drawing comparisons to the Great Depression. “I would think if we did […]