Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q14h: To what extent do you agree or disagree that most citizens aren't willing to take the time to become well-informed on issues facing the jurisdiction?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
To what extent do you agree or disagree that most citizens aren't willing to take the time to become well-informed on issues facing the jurisdiction? Strongly Agree 27% 21% 22% 33% 23%
Somewhat Agree 40% 46% 42% 40% 44%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 17% 19% 17% 15% 18%
Somewhat Disagree 9% 10% 15% 8% 10%
Strongly Disagree 4% 3% 4% 3% 3%
Don't Know 2% 2% 1% 1% 2%
*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 most citizens aren't willing to take the time to become well-informed on issues facing the jurisdiction? Strongly Agree 23% 24% 20% 23% 23% 23%
Somewhat Agree 43% 45% 48% 43% 41% 44%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 18% 19% 17% 18% 9% 18%
Somewhat Disagree 11% 8% 10% 11% 20% 10%
Strongly Disagree 3% 2% 4% 4% 3% 3%
Don't Know 2% 2% 1% 1% 4% 2%
*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 most citizens aren't willing to take the time to become well-informed on issues facing the jurisdiction? Strongly Agree 23% 22% 27% 20% 25% 23% 23%
Somewhat Agree 43% 42% 43% 48% 47% 40% 44%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 21% 18% 16% 17% 16% 19% 18%
Somewhat Disagree 8% 12% 10% 11% 8% 12% 10%
Strongly Disagree 3% 4% 3% 1% 2% 4% 3%
Don't Know 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 1% 2%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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