Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

« Back to the table of contents | See questionnaire for exact wording

Q25. Now thinking about particularly controversial issues, who do you think should have the final say on the most controversial issues in your jurisdiction?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Now thinking about particularly controversial issues, who do you think should have the final say on the most controversial issues in your jurisdiction? Citizens 14% 23% 12% 17% 20%
Public officials 78% 68% 83% 78% 72%
Don't Know 8% 9% 5% 5% 8%
*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
Now thinking about particularly controversial issues, who do you think should have the final say on the most controversial issues in your jurisdiction? Citizens 26% 20% 10% 10% 11% 20%
Public officials 67% 71% 79% 87% 85% 72%
Don't Know 8% 9% 10% 4% 4% 8%
*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
Now thinking about particularly controversial issues, who do you think should have the final say on the most controversial issues in your jurisdiction? Citizens 22% 25% 21% 21% 16% 15% 20%
Public officials 69% 67% 71% 72% 76% 78% 72%
Don't Know 8% 8% 8% 7% 8% 7% 8%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.