Updated Oct 28, 2015

 Nebraska Rural Poll Celebrates 20th Year with Public Sessions

Lincoln, Neb., September 22, 2015 – 2015 marks the twentieth year of the Nebraska Rural Poll. The public will have a chance to explore Rural Poll data more in depth and contribute to future poll and research studies during two educational sessions on Oct. 21.

The sessions will be held at Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln starting at 1 p.m.

Updated Oct 28, 2015

October 13

Hosted by Nebraska Extension, the City of Lincoln Watershed Management and many excellent tour guides 

This year’s tour will be a walking tour of Green Infrastructure Practices in Downtown Lincoln.  

The tour will provide a great opportunity to see changes occurring in downtown Lincoln, including porous pavements, bioretention gardens, green spaces, green roofs, tree planters, watershed management, LEED certification and more! 

Updated Sep 14, 2015
Poll: Rural Nebraskans ready to act on climate change Lincoln, Neb., September 14th, 2015 —

Many rural Nebraskans are concerned about potential weather problems in their area and most believe the state should develop a plan for adapting to climate change to reduce its impact on agriculture, communities and natural resources, the Nebraska Rural Poll shows.

Updated Sep 09, 2015
Nebraska business leaders remain positive about the outlook for sales and jobs during the next six months, according to a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Updated Sep 09, 2015
The Daily Yonder spent time at the National Rural Assembly Forum and interviewed young people about their home, work and lives.  Great stories to listen to.
Updated Oct 27, 2015

Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 5, 2015 – Most rural Nebraskans are highly active in their communities, according to the 2015 Nebraska Rural Poll. However, outside of voting, they practice little political activism and express confidence in their local leadership.

Updated Jul 27, 2015

Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator continued to climb in June, suggesting that the state will experience strong economic growth through the end of 2015.

The indicator, a composite of six factors that reflect economic growth produced by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has risen in five of the last six months.

The June increase resulted from strong business expectations for sales and improvement in the labor market, said economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research at UNL.

Updated Oct 28, 2015

Lincoln, Neb., July 14, 2015 -- Rural Nebraskans are as optimistic about their current situation and the future as they've been in the past 20 years, according to the 2015 Nebraska Rural Poll.

The 20th annual University of Nebraska-Lincoln poll was sent to 6,228 households in 86 Nebraska counties in April. Results are based on 1,991 responses.

Updated Jun 15, 2015

June 15, 2015

Lincoln, Neb. — The Nebraska Broadband Initiative is accepting nominations for outstanding community broadband projects through Aug. 14. Projects will be recognized in three categories:

Updated Oct 27, 2015

Lincoln, Neb., June 9, 2015 -- Metropolitan and nonmetropolitan residents don't always see eye to eye when it comes to attributes of successful communities and well-being, according to recent polling by the Nebraska Rural and Metro Polls.

The Nebraska Rural Poll sampled residents from non-metropolitan counties and regional trade centers in the state. The Nebraska Metro Poll sampled the seven counties that comprise the Lincoln and Omaha metropolitan areas. Both polls were conducted in 2014.