Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q8g. How do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government in social issues (e.g., public welfare, homelessness, gun policies)?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
How do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government in social issues (e.g., public welfare, homelessness, gun policies)? Completely state authority 21% 22% 29% 29% 24%
Mostly state, some local 56% 44% 49% 43% 45%
Mostly local, some state 20% 24% 19% 19% 22%
Completely local authority 3% 6% 3% 4% 5%
Don't Know 0% 4% 0% 6% 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
How do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government in social issues (e.g., public welfare, homelessness, gun policies)? Completely state authority 23% 24% 21% 28% 33% 24%
Mostly state, some local 42% 43% 57% 52% 47% 45%
Mostly local, some state 23% 24% 18% 17% 15% 22%
Completely local authority 7% 5% 3% 3% 4% 5%
Don't Know 5% 4% 1% 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
How do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government in social issues (e.g., public welfare, homelessness, gun policies)? Completely state authority 14% 25% 21% 22% 29% 31% 24%
Mostly state, some local 42% 43% 47% 44% 41% 51% 45%
Mostly local, some state 33% 23% 24% 24% 21% 14% 22%
Completely local authority 6% 7% 3% 6% 5% 4% 5%
Don't Know 5% 2% 4% 3% 5% 1% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.