Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q36d. First of all, we are interested in your general opinions about the state of ethics and integrity in Michigan government. In general, how would you rate local government elected and appointed officials across the state overall in terms of ethical behavior in their official positions?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
In general, how would you rate local government elected and appointed officials across the state overall in terms of ethical behavior in their official positions? Very Ethical 14% 17% 13% 11% 15%
Mostly Ethical 66% 53% 63% 49% 55%
Equally Ethical and Unethical 16% 18% 15% 23% 18%
Mostly Unethical 0% 2% 0% 6% 2%
Very Unethical 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Don't Know 4% 9% 8% 12% 9%

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
In general, how would you rate local government elected and appointed officials across the state overall in terms of ethical behavior in their official positions? Very Ethical 12% 16% 19% 19% 14% 15%
Mostly Ethical 50% 57% 56% 58% 66% 55%
Equally Ethical and Unethical 21% 17% 16% 15% 14% 18%
Mostly Unethical 4% 2% 3% 0% 0% 2%
Very Unethical 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0%
Don't Know 12% 7% 6% 7% 5% 9%

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
In general, how would you rate local government elected and appointed officials across the state overall in terms of ethical behavior in their official positions? Very Ethical 13% 16% 19% 14% 17% 10% 15%
Mostly Ethical 54% 47% 53% 53% 56% 65% 55%
Equally Ethical and Unethical 19% 22% 19% 18% 18% 14% 18%
Mostly Unethical 2% 3% 2% 5% 2% 1% 2%
Very Unethical 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Don't Know 12% 11% 6% 10% 7% 8% 9%