Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2015 Data Tables

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Q28. In the past year, there have been a number of high-profile incidents of civil unrest across the country, often revolving around police use of force, as in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland. How concerned are you that a major incident of civil unrest connected to police use of force could happen in your jurisdiction in the near future?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
In the past year, there have been a number of high-profile incidents of civil unrest across the country, often revolving around police use of force, as in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland. How concerned are you that a major incident of civil unrest connected to police use of force could happen in your jurisdiction in the near future? Not at all concerned 30% 62% 36% 64% 57%
Not very concerned 50% 30% 37% 28% 32%
Somewhat concerned 17% 5% 22% 6% 8%
Very concerned 2% 1% 4% 1% 2%
Don't Know 2% 2% 0% 1% 2%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
In the past year, there have been a number of high-profile incidents of civil unrest across the country, often revolving around police use of force, as in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland. How concerned are you that a major incident of civil unrest connected to police use of force could happen in your jurisdiction in the near future? Not at all concerned 69% 57% 43% 37% 27% 57%
Not very concerned 25% 33% 43% 44% 31% 32%
Somewhat concerned 5% 7% 9% 15% 31% 8%
Very concerned 0% 1% 3% 3% 9% 2%
Don't Know 1% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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 the past year, there have been a number of high-profile incidents of civil unrest across the country, often revolving around police use of force, as in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland. How concerned are you that a major incident of civil unrest connected to police use of force could happen in your jurisdiction in the near future? Not at all concerned 65% 59% 54% 66% 53% 47% 57%
Not very concerned 25% 36% 34% 26% 32% 35% 32%
Somewhat concerned 6% 4% 9% 7% 11% 13% 8%
Very concerned 2% 0% 1% 0% 2% 3% 2%
Don't Know 2% 0% 2% 1% 3% 2% 2%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.