Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2017 Data Tables

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Q33. Some local jurisdictions may not end up using the performance data they collect, and others may use data only occasionally on an ad hoc basis. Meanwhile, some jurisdictions use data in a systematic way as part of a formal program, for example, holding regular meetings where performance data are used to guide decision-making. Which of the following approaches best describes your jurisdiction’s use of the performance data it collects? (Among jurisdictions that reported collecting internal or external data)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Some local jurisdictions may not end up using the performance data they collect, and others may use data only occasionally on an ad hoc basis. Meanwhile, some jurisdictions use data in a systematic way as part of a formal program, for example, holding regular meetings where performance data are used to guide decision-making. Which of the following approaches best describes your jurisdiction’s use of the performance data it collects? (Among jurisdictions that reported collecting internal or external data) We collect performance data, but don’t use it in decision-making 4% 5% 2% 7% 5%
We use some data on an ad hoc basis, but not systematically 65% 57% 61% 65% 59%
We use data as part of a formal, systematic program of performance management for a small number of our operations 16% 25% 23% 14% 23%
We use data as part of a formal, systematic program of performance management for a large number of our operations 13% 5% 12% 12% 8%
Don't Know 3% 7% 3% 2% 5%
*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
Some local jurisdictions may not end up using the performance data they collect, and others may use data only occasionally on an ad hoc basis. Meanwhile, some jurisdictions use data in a systematic way as part of a formal program, for example, holding regular meetings where performance data are used to guide decision-making. Which of the following approaches best describes your jurisdiction’s use of the performance data it collects? (Among jurisdictions that reported collecting internal or external data) We collect performance data, but don’t use it in decision-making 6% 6% 3% 4% 0% 5%
We use some data on an ad hoc basis, but not systematically 62% 58% 54% 70% 51% 59%
We use data as part of a formal, systematic program of performance management for a small number of our operations 21% 21% 30% 19% 27% 23%
We use data as part of a formal, systematic program of performance management for a large number of our operations 7% 7% 6% 6% 19% 8%
Don't Know 4% 7% 7% 1% 3% 5%
*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
Some local jurisdictions may not end up using the performance data they collect, and others may use data only occasionally on an ad hoc basis. Meanwhile, some jurisdictions use data in a systematic way as part of a formal program, for example, holding regular meetings where performance data are used to guide decision-making. Which of the following approaches best describes your jurisdiction’s use of the performance data it collects? (Among jurisdictions that reported collecting internal or external data) We collect performance data, but don’t use it in decision-making 14% 2% 6% 7% 2% 3% 5%
We use some data on an ad hoc basis, but not systematically 44% 69% 58% 58% 57% 63% 59%
We use data as part of a formal, systematic program of performance management for a small number of our operations 30% 20% 22% 26% 24% 20% 23%
We use data as part of a formal, systematic program of performance management for a large number of our operations 2% 3% 12% 3% 9% 13% 8%
Don't Know 10% 6% 3% 6% 8% 2% 5%