Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q7b. Thinking about communication between state and local officials specifically regarding State actions affecting your jurisdiction, in a typical 12-month period, how often does a state official contact your jurisdiction?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Thinking about communication between state and local officials specifically regarding State actions affecting your jurisdiction, in a typical 12-month period, how often does a state official contact your jurisdiction? At least once a month 9% 5% 14% 3% 6%
A few times a year 53% 29% 43% 36% 33%
Rarely or never 36% 63% 42% 58% 58%
Don't Know 2% 4% 1% 3% 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 communication between state and local officials specifically regarding State actions affecting your jurisdiction, in a typical 12-month period, how often does a state official contact your jurisdiction? At least once a month 2% 5% 9% 14% 22% 6%
A few times a year 25% 34% 40% 49% 48% 33%
Rarely or never 69% 58% 48% 34% 29% 58%
Don't Know 4% 3% 3% 3% 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 communication between state and local officials specifically regarding State actions affecting your jurisdiction, in a typical 12-month period, how often does a state official contact your jurisdiction? At least once a month 2% 3% 5% 5% 6% 13% 6%
A few times a year 30% 26% 34% 30% 41% 36% 33%
Rarely or never 65% 66% 57% 63% 51% 49% 58%
Don't Know 3% 4% 3% 2% 2% 3% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.