Results

1. Future

What do you think Rural America will look like in 2071?

YOUR ANSWER

OTHER PARTICIPANTS ANSWERS

52% New technology will spread out centers of innovation, including into Rural America.
28%
Rural America will be a source of food and fuel, disconnected from urban centers.
20%
Rural America will suffer under little economic opportunity and worse population loss

2. Prosperity

Rank these signs of a prosperous Rural America in order of their importance to you.

Your priorities Other participant's priorities

  1. Quality jobs, housing, and infrastructure (48 %)

  2. Quality jobs, housing, and infrastructure (35 %)

  3. Young people excited to stay and invest in their communities (38 %)

  4. Climate change resilience and environmental sustainability (30 %)

  5. Upward social mobility in poor rural communities (32 %)

  6. Recognition and investment from the rest of the country (55 %)

  7. Opportunities for rural youth to stay and invest in their communities (25 %)

  8. Residents empowered to solve their communities’ challenges (30 %)

3. Challenges

Rank these housing challenges in order of how important they are to solve in the next 50 years.

Your priorities Other participant's priorities

  1. Loss of rental assistance (68 %)

  2. Too little mortgage lending (60 %)

  3. Not enough quality homes to buy (58 %)

  4. Not enough quality homes to rent (60 %)

  5. Too few skilled tradespeople such as plumbers & electricians (70 %)

  6. Rising cost of building homes and infrastructure (68 %)

4. Perception

By 2071, most Americans will think of Rural America as:

YOUR ANSWER

OTHER PARTICIPANTS ANSWERS

33% Important to the country's future
32%
An engine of economic growth
22%
Diverse
13%
Distant and disconnected

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