Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q30a. Recently, there has been national attention on the transfer of military equipment (e.g., body armor, armored vehicles, etc.) to local law enforcement agencies. In general, do you support or oppose local law enforcement agencies having this type of equipment in your jurisdiction?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Recently, there has been national attention on the transfer of military equipment (e.g., body armor, armored vehicles, etc.) to local law enforcement agencies. In general, do you support or oppose local law enforcement agencies having this type of equipment in your jurisdiction? Strongly Support 14% 25% 22% 25% 24%
Somewhat Support 37% 23% 30% 18% 24%
Neither Support nor Oppose 24% 27% 22% 32% 27%
Somewhat Oppose 14% 9% 11% 9% 10%
Strongly Oppose 8% 9% 13% 11% 10%
Don't Know 3% 6% 2% 4% 5%
*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
Recently, there has been national attention on the transfer of military equipment (e.g., body armor, armored vehicles, etc.) to local law enforcement agencies. In general, do you support or oppose local law enforcement agencies having this type of equipment in your jurisdiction? Strongly Support 25% 24% 19% 25% 23% 24%
Somewhat Support 21% 24% 28% 27% 32% 24%
Neither Support nor Oppose 30% 26% 24% 22% 23% 27%
Somewhat Oppose 8% 10% 11% 17% 7% 10%
Strongly Oppose 11% 9% 11% 6% 9% 10%
Don't Know 5% 6% 7% 2% 6% 5%
*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
Recently, there has been national attention on the transfer of military equipment (e.g., body armor, armored vehicles, etc.) to local law enforcement agencies. In general, do you support or oppose local law enforcement agencies having this type of equipment in your jurisdiction? Strongly Support 22% 22% 26% 25% 23% 26% 24%
Somewhat Support 22% 26% 21% 23% 26% 25% 24%
Neither Support nor Oppose 30% 25% 29% 31% 26% 22% 27%
Somewhat Oppose 11% 12% 9% 7% 10% 11% 10%
Strongly Oppose 12% 10% 8% 10% 10% 9% 10%
Don't Know 3% 4% 7% 5% 6% 7% 5%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.