Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q19c: Thinking in general about how things have changed in your jurisdiction over the last ten years or so — if at all — is political discourse about local issues more or less civil?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Thinking in general about how things have changed in your jurisdiction over the last ten years or so — if at all — is political discourse about local issues more or less civil? More 30% 24% 27% 24% 25%
Neither More nor Less 41% 57% 46% 62% 55%
Less 23% 11% 21% 8% 13%
Don't Know 6% 8% 6% 6% 7%
*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 in general about how things have changed in your jurisdiction over the last ten years or so — if at all — is political discourse about local issues more or less civil? More 24% 24% 22% 35% 20% 25%
Neither More nor Less 58% 59% 47% 46% 40% 55%
Less 9% 9% 24% 18% 31% 13%
Don't Know 8% 7% 7% 1% 8% 7%
*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 in general about how things have changed in your jurisdiction over the last ten years or so — if at all — is political discourse about local issues more or less civil? More 31% 22% 26% 21% 22% 28% 25%
Neither More nor Less 54% 60% 53% 60% 57% 48% 55%
Less 11% 11% 13% 10% 12% 19% 13%
Don't Know 4% 7% 8% 9% 9% 5% 7%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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