Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q43c. Concerns about government ethics—some with merit, others without—can sometimes be raised by citizens and organizations in the community. Please identify whether your jurisdiction has experienced accusations of impropriety against one or more of your jurisdiction's government officials in the last five years, and whether any of the actions ultimately resulted in findings of legitimate concern.

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Please identify whether your jurisdiction has experienced accusations of impropriety against one or more of your jurisdiction's government officials in the last five years, and whether any of the actions ultimately resulted in findings of legitimate concern. No, have not experienced 54% 77% 66% 68% 73%
Yes, but no findings of legitimate ethical concerns 27% 15% 25% 18% 18%
Yes, with findings of legitimate ethical concerns 12% 3% 6% 5% 5%
Don't Know 7% 4% 4% 9% 5%
*Respondents could select multiple response options from the list above. Therefore column totals are not intended to sum to 100% for this question.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Please identify whether your jurisdiction has experienced accusations of impropriety against one or more of your jurisdiction's government officials in the last five years, and whether any of the actions ultimately resulted in findings of legitimate concern. No, have not experienced 78% 76% 73% 54% 53% 73%
Yes, but no findings of legitimate ethical concerns 14% 16% 17% 34% 27% 18%
Yes, with findings of legitimate ethical concerns 2% 5% 6% 5% 14% 5%
Don't Know 6% 3% 4% 6% 7% 5%
*Respondents could select multiple response options from the list above. Therefore column totals are not intended to sum to 100% for this question.

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
Please identify whether your jurisdiction has experienced accusations of impropriety against one or more of your jurisdiction's government officials in the last five years, and whether any of the actions ultimately resulted in findings of legitimate concern. No, have not experienced 74% 72% 79% 77% 73% 63% 73%
Yes, but no findings of legitimate ethical concerns 17% 20% 13% 14% 17% 26% 18%
Yes, with findings of legitimate ethical concerns 3% 4% 3% 3% 7% 8% 5%
Don't Know 6% 5% 5% 6% 4% 4% 5%
*Respondents could select multiple response options from the list above. Therefore column totals are not intended to sum to 100% for this question.