Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q18c: Overall, thinking about relationships between people in your community and the tone of discussions that take place around local policy issues, how would you describe the state of public discourse between citizens themselves within your jurisdiction?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Overall, thinking about relationships between people in your community and the tone of discussions that take place around local policy issues, how would you describe the state of public discourse between citizens themselves within your jurisdiction? Very Constructive 4% 7% 8% 4% 7%
Somewhat Constructive 21% 23% 27% 22% 23%
Mixed 42% 50% 50% 49% 50%
Somewhat Divisive 15% 7% 9% 13% 9%
Very Divisive 5% 2% 1% 2% 2%
Don't Know 13% 10% 4% 10% 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
Overall, thinking about relationships between people in your community and the tone of discussions that take place around local policy issues, how would you describe the state of public discourse between citizens themselves within your jurisdiction? Very Constructive 7% 5% 11% 10% 6% 7%
Somewhat Constructive 24% 22% 25% 25% 22% 23%
Mixed 49% 53% 47% 44% 45% 50%
Somewhat Divisive 7% 8% 9% 13% 12% 9%
Very Divisive 2% 2% 1% 2% 7% 2%
Don't Know 11% 9% 7% 6% 8% 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
Overall, thinking about relationships between people in your community and the tone of discussions that take place around local policy issues, how would you describe the state of public discourse between citizens themselves within your jurisdiction? Very Constructive 7% 6% 7% 6% 7% 9% 7%
Somewhat Constructive 24% 27% 23% 20% 21% 25% 23%
Mixed 51% 49% 47% 56% 46% 49% 50%
Somewhat Divisive 8% 8% 9% 8% 11% 8% 9%
Very Divisive 3% 3% 3% 1% 2% 1% 2%
Don't Know 7% 8% 11% 9% 13% 8% 9%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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