Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q9f. Now we’re interested in the potential benefits of land use planning. To what extent do you agree or disagree that having a Master Plan provides officials with political protection against complaints about zoning decisions? (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
Now we’re interested in the potential benefits of land use planning. To what extent do you agree or disagree that having a Master Plan provides officials with political protection against complaints about zoning decisions? (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan, excluding counties that do not zone and townships that are county-zoned) Strongly Agree 16% 31% 29% 26% 29%
Somewhat Agree 37% 38% 42% 39% 39%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 44% 20% 19% 24% 21%
Somewhat Disagree 0% 5% 7% 4% 5%
Strongly Disagree 4% 2% 2% 1% 2%
Don't Know 0% 3% 1% 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
Now we’re interested in the potential benefits of land use planning. To what extent do you agree or disagree that having a Master Plan provides officials with political protection against complaints about zoning decisions? (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan, excluding counties that do not zone and townships that are county-zoned) Strongly Agree 24% 33% 27% 34% 26% 29%
Somewhat Agree 39% 38% 44% 40% 36% 39%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 23% 19% 21% 19% 29% 21%
Somewhat Disagree 5% 5% 6% 4% 6% 5%
Strongly Disagree 3% 2% 2% 3% 3% 2%
Don't Know 6% 3% 0% 1% 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
Now we’re interested in the potential benefits of land use planning. To what extent do you agree or disagree that having a Master Plan provides officials with political protection against complaints about zoning decisions? (Among jurisdictions that have any Master Plan, excluding counties that do not zone and townships that are county-zoned) Strongly Agree 29% 25% 26% 29% 32% 33% 29%
Somewhat Agree 34% 36% 44% 39% 37% 41% 39%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 22% 26% 20% 23% 20% 18% 21%
Somewhat Disagree 5% 10% 4% 3% 5% 5% 5%
Strongly Disagree 2% 3% 2% 3% 3% 1% 2%
Don't Know 9% 1% 3% 3% 3% 1% 3%