Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2014 Data Tables

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Q23. Recently, Michigan enacted laws that allow for a county to transfer the powers, duties, and functions of road commissioners to the County Board. Regardless of whether or not your county’s road commission is still in place, would you say that road responsibilities in your county should be managed by an elected county road commission, an appointed county road commission, or the county government itself?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Regardless of whether or not your county’s road commission is still in place, would you say that road responsibilities in your county should be managed by an elected county road commission, an appointed county road commission, or the county government itself? An elected county road commission 43% 55% 27% 43% 49%
An appointed county road commission 41% 24% 25% 21% 24%
The county government itself 14% 12% 36% 21% 17%
Don't Know 2% 9% 13% 15% 10%

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Regardless of whether or not your county’s road commission is still in place, would you say that road responsibilities in your county should be managed by an elected county road commission, an appointed county road commission, or the county government itself? An elected county road commission 62% 47% 38% 33% 22% 49%
An appointed county road commission 15% 29% 30% 32% 37% 24%
The county government itself 13% 15% 20% 23% 36% 17%
Don't Know 10% 9% 13% 12% 5% 10%

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
Regardless of whether or not your county’s road commission is still in place, would you say that road responsibilities in your county should be managed by an elected county road commission, an appointed county road commission, or the county government itself? An elected county road commission 63% 60% 47% 59% 37% 34% 49%
An appointed county road commission 21% 23% 25% 19% 33% 26% 24%
The county government itself 8% 10% 17% 10% 21% 30% 17%
Don't Know 8% 7% 11% 12% 10% 11% 10%