Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q5g: How would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of public comment opportunities at jurisdiction's main governing Council/Board meetings for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations? (Among jurisdictions that reported using public comment opportunities at jurisdiction's main governing Council/Board meetings)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
How would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of public comment opportunities at jurisdiction's main governing Council/Board meetings for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations? (Among jurisdictions that reported using public comment opportunities at jurisdiction's main governing Council/Board meetings) Very Effective 37% 38% 34% 31% 36%
Somewhat Effective 46% 45% 50% 45% 46%
Neither Effective nor Ineffective 9% 11% 11% 15% 12%
Somewhat Ineffective 5% 4% 4% 4% 4%
Very Ineffective 3% 1% 1% 5% 2%
Don't Know 0% 0% 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
How would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of public comment opportunities at jurisdiction's main governing Council/Board meetings for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations? (Among jurisdictions that reported using public comment opportunities at jurisdiction's main governing Council/Board meetings) Very Effective 37% 37% 45% 30% 31% 36%
Somewhat Effective 42% 48% 38% 54% 49% 46%
Neither Effective nor Ineffective 13% 11% 13% 12% 8% 12%
Somewhat Ineffective 5% 3% 4% 4% 6% 4%
Very Ineffective 2% 1% 0% 1% 6% 2%
Don't Know 0% 0% 0% 0% 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
How would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of public comment opportunities at jurisdiction's main governing Council/Board meetings for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations? (Among jurisdictions that reported using public comment opportunities at jurisdiction's main governing Council/Board meetings) Very Effective 42% 40% 33% 30% 38% 38% 36%
Somewhat Effective 41% 42% 48% 54% 40% 46% 46%
Neither Effective nor Ineffective 11% 9% 12% 12% 18% 9% 12%
Somewhat Ineffective 5% 6% 4% 3% 2% 6% 4%
Very Ineffective 0% 2% 2% 1% 2% 2% 2%
Don't Know 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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