Questionnaires for the annual poll were mailed March 8 to about 7,000 randomly selected households in Nebraska's 84 rural counties.
The poll is conducted by the University of Nebraska. It is the ninth year the University has surveyed rural resident's views.
Poll results are available this summer. They help provide a rural perspective on policy and community issues. Researchers share findings with policy-makers and community groups statewide.
The year, the survey asks rural residents to prioritize a list of water uses and addresses water quality and quantity concerns.
It also explores health care access, availability and costs, and asks people's leadership experiences.