Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q35. Some people think a well-functioning transit system is important to communities in a variety of ways, such as for economic development, environmental sustainability, residents’ mobility, etc. Others do not. How important, if at all, do you think a well-functioning transit system is to the overall needs of your jurisdiction?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
How important, if at all, do you think a well-functioning transit system is to the overall needs of your jurisdiction? Very Important 46% 15% 30% 17% 19%
Somewhat Important 35% 35% 48% 41% 38%
Not Very Important 17% 25% 14% 19% 22%
Not Important At All 0% 18% 4% 13% 14%
Don't Know 2% 7% 3% 10% 7%

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
How important, if at all, do you think a well-functioning transit system is to the overall needs of your jurisdiction? Very Important 15% 15% 24% 31% 50% 19%
Somewhat Important 36% 40% 37% 45% 36% 38%
Not Very Important 22% 24% 27% 14% 14% 22%
Not Important At All 19% 14% 7% 9% 1% 14%
Don't Know 9% 7% 4% 2% 0% 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
How important, if at all, do you think a well-functioning transit system is to the overall needs of your jurisdiction? Very Important 23% 24% 13% 15% 21% 23% 19%
Somewhat Important 36% 38% 41% 37% 33% 42% 38%
Not Very Important 26% 21% 24% 21% 23% 18% 22%
Not Important At All 8% 12% 15% 15% 19% 13% 14%
Don't Know 7% 5% 8% 11% 4% 4% 7%