Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q9e. To what extent do you agree or disagree that having a Master Plan provides the jurisdiction legal protection against zoning or development lawsuits? (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan, excluding counties that do not zone and townships that are county-zoned)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
To what extent do you agree or disagree that having a Master Plan provides the jurisdiction legal protection against zoning or development lawsuits? (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan, excluding counties that do not zone and townships that are county-zoned) Strongly Agree 44% 41% 45% 37% 41%
Somewhat Agree 28% 38% 38% 35% 37%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 20% 14% 11% 18% 14%
Somewhat Disagree 0% 3% 4% 4% 3%
Strongly Disagree 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Don't Know 8% 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
To what extent do you agree or disagree that having a Master Plan provides the jurisdiction legal protection against zoning or development lawsuits? (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan, excluding counties that do not zone and townships that are county-zoned) Strongly Agree 30% 45% 43% 55% 41% 41%
Somewhat Agree 40% 35% 38% 34% 41% 37%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 20% 12% 14% 6% 11% 14%
Somewhat Disagree 3% 3% 4% 2% 3% 3%
Strongly Disagree 2% 1% 0% 1% 2% 1%
Don't Know 5% 4% 1% 2% 2% 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
To what extent do you agree or disagree that having a Master Plan provides the jurisdiction legal protection against zoning or development lawsuits? (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan, excluding counties that do not zone and townships that are county-zoned) Strongly Agree 42% 35% 38% 35% 46% 48% 41%
Somewhat Agree 30% 41% 43% 40% 32% 36% 37%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 14% 14% 12% 19% 13% 11% 14%
Somewhat Disagree 1% 4% 3% 2% 3% 3% 3%
Strongly Disagree 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Don't Know 11% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 3%