Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q2d. Thinking about the relationship between the State government and local jurisdictions, overall, to what extent do you agree or disagree that the State’s decision-making is transparent to local officials?

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’s decision-making is transparent to local officials? Strongly Agree 2% 3% 2% 2% 3%
Somewhat Agree 14% 17% 13% 16% 16%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 16% 32% 12% 31% 28%
Somewhat Disagree 35% 32% 36% 28% 32%
Strongly Disagree 32% 13% 36% 18% 18%
Don't Know 2% 3% 0% 5% 3%
*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’s decision-making is transparent to local officials? Strongly Agree 3% 4% 2% 3% 0% 3%
Somewhat Agree 16% 17% 14% 21% 7% 16%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 33% 29% 24% 13% 14% 28%
Somewhat Disagree 31% 30% 35% 36% 42% 32%
Strongly Disagree 13% 16% 24% 27% 37% 18%
Don't Know 4% 3% 1% 0% 1% 3%
*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’s decision-making is transparent to local officials? Strongly Agree 1% 0% 3% 5% 6% 2% 3%
Somewhat Agree 16% 15% 20% 14% 20% 12% 16%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 27% 32% 28% 29% 30% 21% 28%
Somewhat Disagree 34% 32% 29% 34% 27% 38% 32%
Strongly Disagree 20% 18% 16% 16% 13% 26% 18%
Don't Know 2% 3% 4% 3% 4% 1% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.