Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2016 Data Tables

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Q14. Thinking overall about local governments that have faced—or will face—a financial emergency, how effective or ineffective do you believe the Emergency Manager Law has been, or will be, at restoring fiscal health in the short-term (i.e., balancing the books)?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Thinking overall about local governments that have faced—or will face—a financial emergency, how effective or ineffective do you believe the Emergency Manager Law has been, or will be, at restoring fiscal health in the short-term (i.e., balancing the books)? Very Effective 10% 10% 13% 11% 10%
Somewhat Effective 40% 37% 50% 30% 38%
Neither Effective nor Ineffective 5% 12% 9% 11% 11%
Somewhat Ineffective 14% 11% 11% 13% 12%
Very Ineffective 7% 7% 10% 10% 8%
Don't Know 24% 23% 7% 24% 21%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Category Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Thinking overall about local governments that have faced—or will face—a financial emergency, how effective or ineffective do you believe the Emergency Manager Law has been, or will be, at restoring fiscal health in the short-term (i.e., balancing the books)? Very Effective 8% 10% 9% 18% 17% 10%
Somewhat Effective 31% 39% 51% 42% 52% 38%
Neither Effective nor Ineffective 13% 12% 9% 6% 3% 11%
Somewhat Ineffective 11% 13% 8% 12% 12% 12%
Very Ineffective 9% 7% 11% 7% 9% 8%
Don't Know 28% 19% 12% 13% 6% 21%
*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
Thinking overall about local governments that have faced—or will face—a financial emergency, how effective or ineffective do you believe the Emergency Manager Law has been, or will be, at restoring fiscal health in the short-term (i.e., balancing the books)? Very Effective 5% 10% 7% 9% 16% 15% 10%
Somewhat Effective 39% 34% 40% 34% 35% 45% 38%
Neither Effective nor Ineffective 11% 14% 12% 11% 11% 8% 11%
Somewhat Ineffective 6% 10% 13% 16% 12% 9% 12%
Very Ineffective 12% 10% 7% 8% 3% 10% 8%
Don't Know 28% 22% 21% 21% 22% 12% 21%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.