Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2012 Data Tables

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Q14c: To what extent do you agree or disagree that you don't need formal engagement efforts because your local officials already know what citizens want?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
To what extent do you agree or disagree that you don't need formal engagement efforts because your local officials already know what citizens want? Strongly Agree 0% 2% 1% 0% 1%
Somewhat Agree 4% 10% 3% 14% 9%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 25% 34% 22% 34% 32%
Somewhat Disagree 33% 22% 33% 20% 24%
Strongly Disagree 39% 31% 40% 29% 33%
Don't Know 0% 2% 0% 2% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
To what extent do you agree or disagree that you don't need formal engagement efforts because your local officials already know what citizens want? Strongly Agree 1% 2% 0% 1% 3% 1%
Somewhat Agree 11% 8% 9% 4% 6% 9%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 36% 34% 27% 13% 22% 32%
Somewhat Disagree 20% 25% 25% 39% 23% 24%
Strongly Disagree 30% 29% 39% 44% 46% 33%
Don't Know 2% 2% 0% 0% 1% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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
To what extent do you agree or disagree that you don't need formal engagement efforts because your local officials already know what citizens want? Strongly Agree 1% 1% 2% 2% 0% 2% 1%
Somewhat Agree 10% 8% 11% 10% 7% 9% 9%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 31% 33% 34% 33% 33% 25% 32%
Somewhat Disagree 25% 21% 22% 24% 26% 27% 24%
Strongly Disagree 33% 36% 31% 29% 30% 37% 33%
Don't Know 1% 2% 0% 3% 3% 0% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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