Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q15: Citizens are often asked on opinion surveys how much trust they have in their government. Now we'd like to ask you, as a local official, about trust you have in your jurisdiction's citizens. In terms of their engagement in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations, how much time do you think you can trust the citizens in your community to be responsible participants?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Citizens are often asked on opinion surveys how much trust they have in their government. Now we'd like to ask you, as a local official, about trust you have in your jurisdiction's citizens. In terms of their engagement in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations, how much time do you think you can trust the citizens in your community to be responsible participants? Nearly Always 6% 11% 15% 10% 11%
Most of the Time 36% 44% 43% 35% 42%
Some of the Time 39% 31% 32% 36% 32%
Seldom 14% 9% 8% 14% 10%
Almost Never 4% 2% 2% 5% 3%
Don't Know 1% 2% 0% 1% 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
Citizens are often asked on opinion surveys how much trust they have in their government. Now we'd like to ask you, as a local official, about trust you have in your jurisdiction's citizens. In terms of their engagement in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations, how much time do you think you can trust the citizens in your community to be responsible participants? Nearly Always 11% 10% 12% 15% 16% 11%
Most of the Time 41% 45% 37% 46% 31% 42%
Some of the Time 31% 32% 38% 32% 37% 32%
Seldom 13% 8% 9% 5% 12% 10%
Almost Never 3% 2% 3% 1% 3% 3%
Don't Know 2% 2% 1% 1% 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
Citizens are often asked on opinion surveys how much trust they have in their government. Now we'd like to ask you, as a local official, about trust you have in your jurisdiction's citizens. In terms of their engagement in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations, how much time do you think you can trust the citizens in your community to be responsible participants? Nearly Always 8% 12% 10% 10% 9% 18% 11%
Most of the Time 44% 37% 46% 46% 41% 39% 42%
Some of the Time 35% 35% 30% 32% 35% 30% 32%
Seldom 10% 13% 9% 7% 12% 10% 10%
Almost Never 3% 2% 2% 4% 3% 2% 3%
Don't Know 1% 1% 3% 1% 1% 1% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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