Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q2b. Thinking about the relationship between the State government and local jurisdictions, overall, to what extent do you agree or disagree that the State is taking too much decision-making authority away from local governments?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Thinking about the relationship between the State government and local jurisdictions, overall, to what extent do you agree or disagree that the State is taking too much decision-making authority away from local governments? Strongly Agree 35% 25% 40% 28% 28%
Somewhat Agree 39% 45% 39% 33% 42%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 17% 21% 11% 24% 20%
Somewhat Disagree 5% 5% 4% 6% 5%
Strongly Disagree 4% 2% 5% 6% 3%
Don't Know 0% 2% 0% 4% 2%
*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 about the relationship between the State government and local jurisdictions, overall, to what extent do you agree or disagree that the State is taking too much decision-making authority away from local governments? Strongly Agree 24% 26% 39% 36% 47% 28%
Somewhat Agree 42% 44% 41% 41% 31% 42%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 25% 20% 14% 11% 11% 20%
Somewhat Disagree 4% 6% 4% 7% 6% 5%
Strongly Disagree 3% 2% 3% 5% 5% 3%
Don't Know 3% 2% 0% 0% 0% 2%
*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 about the relationship between the State government and local jurisdictions, overall, to what extent do you agree or disagree that the State is taking too much decision-making authority away from local governments? Strongly Agree 32% 28% 28% 24% 27% 33% 28%
Somewhat Agree 43% 36% 44% 46% 44% 39% 42%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 17% 27% 17% 22% 17% 19% 20%
Somewhat Disagree 5% 4% 8% 4% 6% 4% 5%
Strongly Disagree 3% 4% 1% 2% 3% 4% 3%
Don't Know 1% 1% 3% 2% 2% 1% 2%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.