Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q3e. To what extent, if any, would you say the State’s system of funding local government has had a positive or negative impact on the relationship between the State and local governments in Michigan?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
To what extent, if any, would you say the State’s system of funding local government has had a positive or negative impact on the relationship between the State and local governments in Michigan? Very Positive Impact 1% 5% 2% 5% 4%
Somewhat Positive Impact 4% 14% 4% 11% 12%
Mixed Positive and Negative Impact 20% 30% 6% 17% 24%
Somewhat Negative Impact 21% 27% 19% 25% 25%
Very Negative Impact 53% 20% 70% 34% 31%
No Impact 2% 1% 0% 2% 1%
Don't Know 0% 4% 0% 4% 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
To what extent, if any, would you say the State’s system of funding local government has had a positive or negative impact on the relationship between the State and local governments in Michigan? Very Positive Impact 4% 5% 3% 3% 2% 4%
Somewhat Positive Impact 13% 14% 6% 8% 2% 12%
Mixed Positive and Negative Impact 27% 25% 27% 14% 11% 24%
Somewhat Negative Impact 26% 27% 18% 22% 21% 25%
Very Negative Impact 24% 25% 43% 52% 64% 31%
No Impact 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1%
Don't Know 5% 3% 2% 0% 0% 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
To what extent, if any, would you say the State’s system of funding local government has had a positive or negative impact on the relationship between the State and local governments in Michigan? Very Positive Impact 4% 4% 5% 4% 5% 2% 4%
Somewhat Positive Impact 11% 14% 10% 12% 11% 12% 12%
Mixed Positive and Negative Impact 27% 23% 30% 22% 24% 19% 24%
Somewhat Negative Impact 25% 25% 24% 27% 31% 18% 25%
Very Negative Impact 31% 28% 27% 29% 24% 46% 31%
No Impact 0% 1% 0% 2% 1% 0% 1%
Don't Know 2% 4% 3% 4% 4% 2% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.