Many folks in rural communities feel like the pollsters never get to them to ask what they need and how to solve difficult community problems.

With surveys by partner, Indivisible Appalachian Ohio, that is changing.

The surveys, designed collaboratively with, are short and ask about a wide range of issues so that local voices can influence local solutions with decision-makers.

“As a member of the Athens Committee, I really need comments and suggestions from our community,” Mayor Steve Patterson said.

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