Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q14j: To what extent do you agree or disagree that most citizens you hear from are more interested in complaining than in finding solutions?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
To what extent do you agree or disagree that most citizens you hear from are more interested in complaining than in finding solutions? Strongly Agree 9% 12% 16% 19% 14%
Somewhat Agree 35% 36% 33% 38% 36%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 26% 26% 27% 22% 25%
Somewhat Disagree 22% 16% 18% 14% 16%
Strongly Disagree 8% 9% 6% 7% 8%
Don't Know 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
*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 you hear from are more interested in complaining than in finding solutions? Strongly Agree 15% 14% 11% 8% 12% 14%
Somewhat Agree 35% 36% 39% 36% 35% 36%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 23% 26% 31% 29% 22% 25%
Somewhat Disagree 17% 16% 13% 17% 19% 16%
Strongly Disagree 9% 7% 5% 10% 13% 8%
Don't Know 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0%
*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 you hear from are more interested in complaining than in finding solutions? Strongly Agree 18% 9% 14% 15% 15% 11% 14%
Somewhat Agree 33% 36% 38% 32% 39% 37% 36%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 27% 23% 26% 26% 26% 25% 25%
Somewhat Disagree 15% 18% 15% 19% 13% 16% 16%
Strongly Disagree 8% 13% 6% 7% 6% 10% 8%
Don't Know 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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