Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q30b. 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 other communities across the state?

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 other communities across the state? Strongly Support 17% 30% 27% 27% 28%
Somewhat Support 40% 25% 28% 25% 26%
Neither Support nor Oppose 21% 24% 26% 26% 25%
Somewhat Oppose 12% 7% 10% 8% 8%
Strongly Oppose 6% 6% 7% 7% 6%
Don't Know 3% 8% 2% 7% 7%
*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 other communities across the state? Strongly Support 29% 30% 21% 27% 26% 28%
Somewhat Support 25% 25% 30% 32% 30% 26%
Neither Support nor Oppose 25% 25% 25% 23% 24% 25%
Somewhat Oppose 7% 7% 10% 12% 11% 8%
Strongly Oppose 7% 6% 7% 4% 4% 6%
Don't Know 7% 7% 8% 2% 5% 7%
*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 other communities across the state? Strongly Support 24% 27% 30% 28% 26% 31% 28%
Somewhat Support 29% 26% 25% 28% 27% 24% 26%
Neither Support nor Oppose 23% 23% 27% 24% 25% 24% 25%
Somewhat Oppose 9% 12% 6% 6% 8% 9% 8%
Strongly Oppose 9% 7% 5% 7% 4% 6% 6%
Don't Know 6% 5% 7% 7% 9% 6% 7%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.