Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q39b. Michigan currently prohibits state legislators from receiving honoraria (e.g., speaking fees or other payments for service), but allows certain levels of gifts, food, and travel or lodging expenses to be paid by outside interests. To what extent do you agree or disagree that an overall yearly cap should be enforced limiting the total amount of gifts, food, and travel/lodging reimbursements any state government official may receive?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
To what extent do you agree or disagree that an overall yearly cap should be enforced limiting the total amount of gifts, food, and travel/lodging reimbursements any state government official may receive? Strongly Agree 48% 55% 41% 53% 53%
Somewhat Agree 18% 22% 33% 22% 24%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 16% 12% 15% 12% 13%
Somewhat Disagree 10% 3% 5% 3% 3%
Strongly Disagree 4% 3% 4% 3% 3%
Don't Know 4% 5% 3% 7% 5%

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
To what extent do you agree or disagree that an overall yearly cap should be enforced limiting the total amount of gifts, food, and travel/lodging reimbursements any state government official may receive? Strongly Agree 56% 52% 47% 50% 43% 53%
Somewhat Agree 23% 24% 21% 25% 28% 24%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 10% 13% 18% 12% 17% 13%
Somewhat Disagree 2% 3% 5% 6% 5% 3%
Strongly Disagree 3% 3% 2% 3% 4% 3%
Don't Know 6% 4% 6% 4% 2% 5%

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
To what extent do you agree or disagree that an overall yearly cap should be enforced limiting the total amount of gifts, food, and travel/lodging reimbursements any state government official may receive? Strongly Agree 56% 59% 48% 53% 55% 48% 53%
Somewhat Agree 24% 21% 27% 21% 24% 23% 24%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 10% 8% 14% 14% 13% 16% 13%
Somewhat Disagree 2% 5% 3% 3% 2% 4% 3%
Strongly Disagree 3% 2% 3% 3% 2% 4% 3%
Don't Know 5% 5% 5% 6% 4% 4% 5%