Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q42. How often, if at all, would you say local elected and/or appointed officials in your jurisdiction’s government face issues that present potential conflicts of interest (that is, where the official or his/her family may receive tangible benefits—personal or business-related—because of actions taken or decisions made as a government official)?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
How often, if at all, would you say local elected and/or appointed officials in your jurisdiction’s government face issues that present potential conflicts of interest (that is, where the official or his/her family may receive tangible benefits—personal or business-related—because of actions taken or decisions made as a government official)? Frequently 8% 2% 2% 7% 3%
Occasionally 20% 16% 27% 20% 18%
Rarely 58% 48% 57% 48% 50%
Never 13% 30% 10% 22% 25%
Don't Know 1% 4% 3% 4% 4%

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
How often, if at all, would you say local elected and/or appointed officials in your jurisdiction’s government face issues that present potential conflicts of interest (that is, where the official or his/her family may receive tangible benefits—personal or business-related—because of actions taken or decisions made as a government official)? Frequently 3% 2% 2% 4% 4% 3%
Occasionally 15% 19% 23% 20% 25% 18%
Rarely 46% 50% 54% 57% 56% 50%
Never 31% 25% 18% 14% 14% 25%
Don't Know 4% 3% 3% 4% 2% 4%

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 often, if at all, would you say local elected and/or appointed officials in your jurisdiction’s government face issues that present potential conflicts of interest (that is, where the official or his/her family may receive tangible benefits—personal or business-related—because of actions taken or decisions made as a government official)? Frequently 4% 5% 3% 1% 2% 3% 3%
Occasionally 24% 20% 14% 18% 18% 19% 18%
Rarely 41% 47% 47% 51% 50% 61% 50%
Never 28% 25% 32% 26% 27% 13% 25%
Don't Know 3% 4% 4% 4% 2% 5% 4%