Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q22i. To what extent do you agree or disagree that you struggle to find enough citizens to serve on your jurisdiction’s appointed boards/commissions or elected offices?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
To what extent do you agree or disagree that you struggle to find enough citizens to serve on your jurisdiction’s appointed boards/commissions or elected offices? Strongly Agree 37% 36% 37% 57% 39%
Somewhat Agree 29% 34% 35% 25% 33%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 12% 13% 12% 8% 12%
Somewhat Disagree 15% 10% 13% 5% 10%
Strongly Disagree 5% 6% 4% 4% 5%
Don't Know 2% 1% 0% 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 you struggle to find enough citizens to serve on your jurisdiction’s appointed boards/commissions or elected offices? Strongly Agree 50% 35% 30% 30% 18% 39%
Somewhat Agree 29% 34% 38% 35% 37% 33%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 10% 14% 10% 7% 17% 12%
Somewhat Disagree 6% 10% 16% 19% 18% 10%
Strongly Disagree 4% 5% 5% 8% 10% 5%
Don't Know 2% 1% 0% 1% 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 you struggle to find enough citizens to serve on your jurisdiction’s appointed boards/commissions or elected offices? Strongly Agree 36% 46% 37% 41% 39% 34% 39%
Somewhat Agree 35% 29% 34% 30% 34% 33% 33%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 11% 10% 10% 16% 12% 12% 12%
Somewhat Disagree 6% 10% 11% 8% 9% 14% 10%
Strongly Disagree 8% 3% 6% 3% 5% 7% 5%
Don't Know 3% 1% 2% 1% 1% 0% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.