Rural voters tend to be "economic populists" who overwhelmingly agree the government shouldn't call the shots on abortion. That's according to new research commissioned by the Rural Democracy Initiative alongside Breakthrough Campaigns. The recent poll, featured in The New York Times, debunks numerous myths and misconceptions widely held about the rural electorate.

Data like this exemplifies the work RDI conducts in support of our grantees' efforts to organize and elect pro-democracy candidates who will preserve core freedoms. RDI's ongoing work further breaks down stereotypes about rural people and our values, demonstrating the wide diversity across the rural landscape.