Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q5b. How much of the time do you think you can trust the state government in Lansing to do what is right?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
How much of the time do you think you can trust the state government in Lansing to do what is right? Nearly Always 0% 1% 0% 2% 1%
Most of the Time 18% 21% 17% 23% 21%
Some of the Time 41% 54% 47% 45% 51%
Seldom 30% 18% 25% 17% 19%
Almost Never 10% 4% 10% 11% 6%
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
How much of the time do you think you can trust the state government in Lansing to do what is right? Nearly Always 2% 1% 2% 0% 0% 1%
Most of the Time 21% 24% 14% 17% 15% 21%
Some of the Time 51% 52% 56% 49% 44% 51%
Seldom 19% 17% 21% 26% 28% 19%
Almost Never 6% 4% 7% 7% 12% 6%
Don't Know 2% 1% 1% 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
How much of the time do you think you can trust the state government in Lansing to do what is right? Nearly Always 1% 1% 1% 2% 0% 2% 1%
Most of the Time 19% 21% 25% 16% 21% 21% 21%
Some of the Time 47% 53% 51% 54% 52% 48% 51%
Seldom 28% 18% 15% 18% 18% 23% 19%
Almost Never 4% 5% 5% 9% 6% 6% 6%
Don't Know 1% 1% 2% 1% 2% 0% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.