University of Vermont

Nebraska Roots Migration Survey

Welcome to the Nebraska Roots Migration Survey.

The purpose of this research is to better understand the factors that influence Nebraskans to stay, leave, or move back to Nebraska. 

This survey is for anyone over the age of 19 who was a resident of Nebraska when they attended high school.  (This includes residents who lived in Nebraska but attended schools in neighboring states.)

This survey is part of the "American Roots Migration Project" and was designed by a team of Vermont researchers and first conducted as the “Vermont Roots Migration Survey.” I have worked closely with Dr. Cheryl Morse of the University of Vermont, who was the lead on the original survey, to structure these questions for my home state of Nebraska.

The survey is anonymous and it's short (5-10 minutes). We will not share any identifying information about you.  You may give us your name and contact information if you are willing to be contacted for a few additional questions, via email or phone.

This research is conducted with the approval of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Institutional Research Board. If you have any questions, please contact the IRB office at 402-472-6965. You are voluntarily making a decision whether or not to participate in this research study. By completing the survey, your consent to participate is implied.

Feel free to pass the link on to other Nebraska high school attendees.  The survey will be available from February 5 - March 3, 2019. 

Thanks very much for your time,

Andrew Husa, PhD student, Geography, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Graduate of Lewiston High School, 2010)

A note on privacy
This survey is anonymous.
The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it. If you used an identifying token to access this survey, please rest assured that this token will not be stored together with your responses. It is managed in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether you did (or did not) complete this survey. There is no way of matching identification tokens with survey responses.