Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q17: Thinking about controversial issues in your community, in general, who do you think should have the final say on your jurisdiction's most controversial decisions — citizens or public officials?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Thinking about controversial issues in your community, in general, who do you think should have the final say on your jurisdiction's most controversial decisions — citizens or public officials? Citizens 18% 25% 22% 22% 24%
Public Officials 68% 57% 70% 67% 61%
Not Applicable 10% 7% 3% 4% 6%
Don't Know 3% 11% 4% 7% 9%
*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
Thinking about controversial issues in your community, in general, who do you think should have the final say on your jurisdiction's most controversial decisions — citizens or public officials? Citizens 27% 25% 16% 21% 15% 24%
Public Officials 57% 59% 68% 67% 73% 61%
Not Applicable 7% 5% 7% 6% 7% 6%
Don't Know 8% 11% 9% 6% 5% 9%
*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
Thinking about controversial issues in your community, in general, who do you think should have the final say on your jurisdiction's most controversial decisions — citizens or public officials? Citizens 33% 25% 20% 24% 22% 24% 24%
Public Officials 52% 59% 64% 62% 62% 62% 61%
Not Applicable 3% 9% 7% 5% 8% 6% 6%
Don't Know 12% 8% 10% 9% 8% 8% 9%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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