Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q19. Some believe that more proactive monitoring of local government finances by the State could help avoid local fiscal emergencies through earlier detection and intervention. Others believe this may be unnecessary or even counterproductive. To what extent would you support or oppose more proactive State monitoring of finances for all local governments in Michigan?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Some believe that more proactive monitoring of local government finances by the State could help avoid local fiscal emergencies through earlier detection and intervention. Others believe this may be unnecessary or even counterproductive. To what extent would you support or oppose more proactive State monitoring of finances for all local governments in Michigan? Strongly Support 16% 5% 6% 7% 6%
Somewhat Support 24% 20% 26% 16% 20%
Neither Support nor Oppose 17% 19% 20% 22% 19%
Somewhat Oppose 18% 25% 25% 28% 25%
Strongly Oppose 20% 26% 22% 20% 24%
Don't Know 5% 6% 2% 7% 5%
*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
Some believe that more proactive monitoring of local government finances by the State could help avoid local fiscal emergencies through earlier detection and intervention. Others believe this may be unnecessary or even counterproductive. To what extent would you support or oppose more proactive State monitoring of finances for all local governments in Michigan? Strongly Support 4% 6% 4% 11% 15% 6%
Somewhat Support 16% 18% 26% 35% 29% 20%
Neither Support nor Oppose 21% 18% 22% 18% 14% 19%
Somewhat Oppose 27% 27% 23% 22% 15% 25%
Strongly Oppose 25% 26% 23% 13% 22% 24%
Don't Know 7% 5% 2% 1% 5% 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
Some believe that more proactive monitoring of local government finances by the State could help avoid local fiscal emergencies through earlier detection and intervention. Others believe this may be unnecessary or even counterproductive. To what extent would you support or oppose more proactive State monitoring of finances for all local governments in Michigan? Strongly Support 3% 6% 5% 7% 7% 9% 6%
Somewhat Support 16% 17% 21% 16% 27% 25% 20%
Neither Support nor Oppose 25% 25% 18% 17% 19% 15% 19%
Somewhat Oppose 20% 22% 25% 32% 21% 28% 25%
Strongly Oppose 28% 27% 27% 22% 23% 20% 24%
Don't Know 9% 4% 5% 7% 4% 3% 5%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.