Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2013 Data Tables

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Q26. Some local governments engage in sustainability planning while others do not. Sustainability is often defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It often tries to balance environmental, economic, and social goals or issues. Sustainability planning can encompass a wide range of things, from stand-alone plans to sustainability goals integrated into master plans or zoning plans, efforts to incorporate such planning across multiple departments or activities, and so on.

As far as you know, does your jurisdiction engage in sustainability planning, and if so, how extensively?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
As far as you know, does your jurisdiction engage in sustainability planning, and if so, how extensively? Yes, a great deal 13% 5% 11% 3% 6%
Yes, a moderate amount 25% 24% 33% 22% 25%
Yes, some but very little 38% 27% 35% 32% 30%
No, not at all 21% 33% 14% 32% 29%
Don't Know 4% 11% 8% 11% 10%
*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
As far as you know, does your jurisdiction engage in sustainability planning, and if so, how extensively? Yes, a great deal 3% 7% 6% 9% 15% 6%
Yes, a moderate amount 18% 27% 32% 37% 29% 25%
Yes, some but very little 31% 26% 33% 34% 33% 30%
No, not at all 37% 29% 18% 13% 16% 29%
Don't Know 11% 10% 11% 7% 7% 10%
*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
As far as you know, does your jurisdiction engage in sustainability planning, and if so, how extensively? Yes, a great deal 7% 5% 8% 2% 3% 11% 6%
Yes, a moderate amount 22% 22% 23% 26% 28% 28% 25%
Yes, some but very little 30% 29% 30% 32% 25% 29% 30%
No, not at all 37% 29% 28% 30% 33% 22% 29%
Don't Know 4% 14% 11% 11% 10% 9% 10%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.