Add your needs to the Survey of Rural Challenges

Every small town has its own set of assets, issues and opportunities, but many of us share common challenges. We created the Survey of Rural Challenges so you could share your own view of rural, and we could better help you.

A total of 479 people answered our previous surveys, and we’d like your help to get an updated view. We’re asking about challenges to your community and your business, and what’s working well or not so much.

We use the results to create practical steps that help you shape a better future for your town. Your responses also get shared out to others who work with rural communities through articles and media stories.

Wouldn’t it be great if the people who say they want to help rural people would actually listen to rural people’s own challenges?! That’s why you should take this survey!

The survey is available in English, French and Spanish.

The survey is presented by Small Biz Survival and SaveYour.Town. Dr. Dave Shideler from Oklahoma State University will help us analyze the trends across all three surveys.

If you’d like to help get the word out, that would be great!

You can share this survey to your own members, subscribers, readers, followers or friends. You can put it in your newsletter, on social media, on your website, or anywhere else you think rural people will be likely to help us out.

The survey closed to new input on July 30, 2019.

We’ll share results with our newsletter subscribers and on the Survey of Rural Challenges page.