Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q8h. How do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government in how local governments conduct business (e.g., open meetings, public notices)?

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 how local governments conduct business (e.g., open meetings, public notices)? Completely state authority 7% 8% 12% 13% 9%
Mostly state, some local 39% 24% 30% 25% 26%
Mostly local, some state 36% 40% 36% 38% 39%
Completely local authority 17% 25% 21% 20% 23%
Don't Know 2% 3% 1% 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
How do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government in how local governments conduct business (e.g., open meetings, public notices)? Completely state authority 9% 9% 14% 7% 8% 9%
Mostly state, some local 22% 23% 29% 39% 37% 26%
Mostly local, some state 39% 41% 35% 38% 37% 39%
Completely local authority 26% 24% 19% 16% 18% 23%
Don't Know 4% 2% 2% 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
How do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government in how local governments conduct business (e.g., open meetings, public notices)? Completely state authority 6% 9% 11% 8% 8% 12% 9%
Mostly state, some local 21% 28% 22% 23% 29% 29% 26%
Mostly local, some state 43% 41% 39% 42% 34% 38% 39%
Completely local authority 26% 20% 26% 24% 26% 20% 23%
Don't Know 5% 2% 3% 3% 3% 1% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.