Nebraska Metro Poll
The Metro Poll expands upon the efforts of the Omaha Conditions Survey conducted by the Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) periodically since 1990 to now include survey responses from the seven counties that comprise both the Omaha and Lincoln metro areas. With the knowledge and insights gained from surveying local residents, leaders and decision‐makers can be better informed on the views and priorities that the public shares.
The first of a series of reports from the survey was released on December 1, 2014. Additional reports will be released as available.
Nebraska Metro and Rural Residents' Views of the Problems that Metro and Rural Areas should be Trying to Address: Analysis of Open-Ended Survey Questions in the 2014 Nebraska Metro and Rural Polls - released 7/6/2015
Perceptions of Community, Personal Well-Being, and Outlook on the Future - Residents of the Omaha and Lincoln metro areas are generally optimistic about their future and the future of their communities.
Metro/Rural Poll Research Brief: Attributes of Successful Communities for Metro and Nonmetro Nebraskans - a publication of UN-L co-authored by rural poll staff at UN-L and CPAR staff
Metro/Rural Poll Research Brief: Well-Being Among Metro and Nonmetro Nebraskans - a publication of UN-L co-authored by rural poll staff at UN-L and CPAR staff
Initial 2014 Metro and Rural Poll Results - presented at the 25th Annual Data Users Conference, Aug. 19, 2014
Press Release: Nebraska Metro Poll: Residents Optimistics About Future, Dec. 1, 2014
Press Release: UNO Study: Community Size Affects Future Outlook, Feb. 12, 2015
Press Release: UNO Metro Poll Identified 'Absolutely Essential' Elements for Successful Communiities, Mar. 19, 2015
Press Release: UNO Report Details NE Metro Crime Concerns, July 29, 2015
Our Future? survey finds Omahans, Lincolnites optimistic, omaha.com, Dec. 2, 2014
Metro residents fairly happy, poll finds, journalstar.com, Dec. 2, 2014
Cindy Lange-Kubick: Lincoln's north-side divide, journalstar.com, Dec. 4, 2014
UNO Poll Shows Most in Omaha-Lincoln Metros Are Happy, kfab.com, Dec. 3, 2014
Higher Education: UNO researchers: larger city residents more positive, omaha.com, Feb. 16, 2015
Measuring urban, versus rural, happiness, The Grand Island Independent, March 14, 2015
Many residents view bigger is better when talking town size, Norfolk Daily News, Mar. 19, 2015