THE SPRING 2017 MICHIGAN PUBLIC POLICY SURVEY
- Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; election administration; local government workforce; job approval evaluations for Governor, Michigan Legislature, various state agencies, President, and U.S. Congress; right direction vs. wrong track for state and country
- This survey ran from April 3 to June 2, 2017 and received responses from 74% of jurisdictions.
- A supplemental survey containing only the questions regarding election administration was sent concurrently to those city and township clerks not participating in the general MPPS, to ensure these officials had the opportunity to weigh in specifically on this topic. This supplemental city and township clerks' survey ran from April 3 to May 24, 2017. A total of 881 clerks returned valid surveys (678 township clerks and 203 city clerks), resulting in a 58% response rate among clerks.
- Primary local government survey (counties, townships, cities, and villages):
- Supplemental election administration survey:
Input on questionnaire design for the Spring 2017 MPPS was provided by the following people:
- Barry Burden, University of Wisconsin
- Bob Bruner, Michigan Municipal Services Authority
- Doug Chapin, University of Minnesota
- Cindy Davis, Michigan Townships Association
- Shanna Draheim, MML
- Luke Forrest, Michigan Municipal League
- Joshua Franzel, Center for State & Local Government Excellence
- Eric Lupher, Citizens Research Council of Michigan
- Larry Merrill, Michigan Townships Association
- William SaintAmour, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan
- Charles Stewart III, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Sally Williams, Michigan Bureau of Elections
The final questionnaire design reflects decisions made by the CLOSUP MPPS staff, which may not represent the views of advisory committee members or others who provided input.