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OMAHA – While rural and metro Nebraskans have strong enough ties between communities to understand the issues that are important to other areas of the state, there are varying factors that drive the perceptions of outsiders that are important to consider. On many issues, metro and rural Nebraskans have different views of the problems facing other parts of the state, which are shaped by factors other than the day‐to‐day experiences of locals, according to a new report released by the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR).