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Rural well-being survey released

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UNL’s Center for Applied Rural Innovation announced the release of the 2009 Nebraska Rural Poll report on well-being.  Our friends at the Rural Poll discovered  tangible affects of the recession on the attitudes of rural residents.  Highlights from the executive report are below:

  • Rural Nebraskans are much more pessimistic about their current situation than last year.
  • However, rural Nebraskans continue to be generally positive about their future.
  • Following trends in previous years, rural Nebraskans are most satisfied with their marriage, family, friends, religion/spirituality and the outdoors. They continue to be less satisfied with job opportunities, current income level and financial security during retirement.
  • Persons with the highest household incomes are more likely than persons with lower incomes to feel they are better off compared to five years ago, are better off compared to their parents when they were their age, and will be better off ten years from now.
  • Persons with lower education levels are more likely than persons with more education to believe that people are powerless to control their own lives.

You can read the full report here.

Written by Caleb

October 6, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Posted in Rural Living

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