Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2010 Data Tables

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Q21. Do you agree or disagree that there are too many local governments in the state?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Do you agree or disagree that there are too many local governments in the state? Strongly Agree 44% 4% 35% 18% 13%
Somewhat Agree 22% 10% 30% 27% 16%
Neither Agree Nor Disagree 11% 6% 16% 12% 9%
Somewhat Disagree 8% 10% 7% 15% 11%
Strongly Disagree 14% 69% 11% 27% 50%
Don't Know 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Do you agree or disagree that there are too many local governments in the state? Strongly Agree 9% 10% 18% 20% 41% 13%
Somewhat Agree 14% 13% 18% 28% 27% 16%
Neither Agree Nor Disagree 9% 7% 9% 11% 9% 9%
Somewhat Disagree 11% 11% 12% 11% 5% 11%
Strongly Disagree 56% 57% 43% 28% 17% 50%
Don't Know 1% 2% 0% 2% 1% 1%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
Do you agree or disagree that there are too many local governments in the state? Strongly Agree 13% 10% 13% 15% 15% 14% 13%
Somewhat Agree 14% 14% 12% 12% 19% 26% 16%
Neither Agree Nor Disagree 6% 9% 8% 10% 9% 10% 9%
Somewhat Disagree 7% 7% 13% 11% 11% 12% 11%
Strongly Disagree 59% 60% 53% 50% 44% 37% 50%
Don't Know 1% 0% 1% 2% 2% 1% 1%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

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