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 Heartland Fund's Democracy program 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 Heartland Fund conducts in support of our grantees organizing around pro-democracy efforts and core freedoms. Heartland Fund's ongoing work further breaks down stereotypes about rural people and our values, demonstrating the wide diversity across the rural landscape.