Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q22e. To what extent do you agree or disagree that most citizens aren't willing to take the time to become well-informed on issues facing the jurisdiction?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
To what extent do you agree or disagree that most citizens aren't willing to take the time to become well-informed on issues facing the jurisdiction? Strongly Agree 32% 27% 28% 39% 29%
Somewhat Agree 42% 51% 49% 35% 48%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 14% 12% 10% 8% 12%
Somewhat Disagree 5% 6% 11% 11% 8%
Strongly Disagree 7% 1% 1% 4% 2%
Don't Know 0% 1% 1% 3% 1%
*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
To what extent do you agree or disagree that most citizens aren't willing to take the time to become well-informed on issues facing the jurisdiction? Strongly Agree 32% 25% 30% 33% 26% 29%
Somewhat Agree 44% 52% 53% 51% 48% 48%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 13% 11% 8% 7% 15% 12%
Somewhat Disagree 8% 8% 5% 7% 7% 8%
Strongly Disagree 2% 2% 2% 2% 4% 2%
Don't Know 2% 1% 2% 0% 0% 1%
*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
To what extent do you agree or disagree that most citizens aren't willing to take the time to become well-informed on issues facing the jurisdiction? Strongly Agree 23% 25% 38% 26% 31% 27% 29%
Somewhat Agree 49% 50% 44% 46% 54% 49% 48%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 11% 13% 10% 14% 9% 12% 12%
Somewhat Disagree 11% 10% 5% 10% 3% 8% 8%
Strongly Disagree 2% 2% 1% 3% 1% 2% 2%
Don't Know 3% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.