Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q24c. We’re interested in getting a sense of local officials’ views on their local county road commissions or county road departments (where road commission duties have been transferred to the county). Thinking about how the county road commission or road department interacts with your jurisdiction in particular, to what extent do you agree or disagree that the decision-making process of our county road commission/road department is generally transparent?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Thinking about how the county road commission or road department interacts with your jurisdiction in particular, to what extent do you agree or disagree that the decision-making process of our county road commission/road department is generally transparent? Strongly Agree 39% 20% 8% 8% 17%
Somewhat Agree 29% 33% 34% 37% 33%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 13% 21% 16% 25% 20%
Somewhat Disagree 11% 14% 15% 13% 14%
Strongly Disagree 3% 7% 11% 4% 7%
Not Applicable 0% 0% 3% 1% 1%
Don't Know 5% 5% 11% 13% 7%

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Thinking about how the county road commission or road department interacts with your jurisdiction in particular, to what extent do you agree or disagree that the decision-making process of our county road commission/road department is generally transparent? Strongly Agree 14% 20% 12% 19% 28% 17%
Somewhat Agree 37% 31% 38% 30% 27% 33%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 23% 20% 20% 15% 14% 20%
Somewhat Disagree 11% 17% 15% 15% 12% 14%
Strongly Disagree 6% 7% 8% 13% 7% 7%
Not Applicable 0% 0% 2% 1% 2% 1%
Don't Know 8% 5% 6% 6% 10% 7%

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 about how the county road commission or road department interacts with your jurisdiction in particular, to what extent do you agree or disagree that the decision-making process of our county road commission/road department is generally transparent? Strongly Agree 18% 23% 20% 19% 12% 12% 17%
Somewhat Agree 32% 34% 36% 36% 31% 30% 33%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 26% 19% 20% 17% 21% 21% 20%
Somewhat Disagree 11% 11% 10% 14% 17% 20% 14%
Strongly Disagree 7% 6% 5% 6% 11% 9% 7%
Not Applicable 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 2% 1%
Don't Know 6% 7% 8% 8% 6% 6% 7%