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The Michigan Public Policy Survey Individual Survey Pages

Follow the links below to access the survey overview pages from each of the individual surveys of the Michigan Public Policy Survey program (and/or to access each survey's pre-run data tables, and questionnaires). The overview pages provide a general overview of each survey's subject matter and methodology, as well as links to reports, presentations, questionnaires, and pre-run data tables.

Survey OverviewResourcesTopics
Spring 2016 Data tables
Questionnaire
Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; package of services provided and trade-off with taxes; system of funding local government; drinking water issues and infrastructure; property tax appeals; job approval evaluations for governor, legislature; right direction vs. wrong track for state
Fall 2015 Data tables
Questionnaire
Public safety issues: police services; police-community relations; fire services; emergency medical services
Spring 2015 Data tables
Questionnaire
Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; retiree health care; pensions; job approval evaluations for governor, legislature; right direction vs. wrong track for state and own jurisdiction
Fall 2014 Data tables
Questionnaire
Road issues: road conditions, maintenance, funding; private roads; complete streets; transit; relations with and evaluation of county road commissions; state and local government ethics
Spring 2014 Data tables
Questionnaire
Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; privatization; GFOA-recommended financial policies; job approval evaluations for governor, legislature, state agencies; right direction vs. wrong track for state and own jurisdiction; ballot proposals: citizen referenda, part-time legislature
Fall 2013 Data tables
Questionnaire
Energy and environmental issues: the Great Lakes, wind power, fracking, energy sources, environmental sustainability; Detroit bankruptcy
Spring 2013 Data tables
Questionnaire
Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; retiree health care; public sector unions and negotiations; right-to-work legislation; property tax exemptions; placemaking economic development; entrepreneurship; job approval evaluations for governor, legislature, state agencies; right direction vs. wrong track for state and own jurisdiction; trust in government
Fall 2012 Data tables
Questionnaire
Citizen engagement, including technology related issues
Spring 2012 Data tables
Questionnaire
Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; public sector unions and negotiations; package of services provided and trade-off with taxes; system of funding local government; personal property tax; emergency manager law; k-12 education; job approval evaluations for governor, legislature, state agencies; right direction vs. wrong track for state and own jurisdiction
Fall 2011 Data tables
Questionnaire
Performance measurement and management, use of data in decision-making; economic vitality incentive program; dashboards
Spring 2011 Data tables
Questionnaire
Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; employee compensation; retiree health care; pensions; special tax authorities (DDAs, Brownfield authorities, etc.); tax charge backs by county government; emergency manager law; performance measurement and management; dashboards; federal stimulus package; job approval evaluations for governor, legislature; right direction vs. wrong track for state and own jurisdiction
Fall 2010 Data tables
Questionnaire
Inter-governmental cooperation, consolidation, service sharing; local government environmental leadership, energy efficiency, global warming
Spring 2010 Data tables
Questionnaire
Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; employee compensation; retiree health care; pensions; trade-offs between services and taxes; economic gardening; revenue sharing and local tax authority; independent redistricting commission; U.S. Census; federal stimulus package
Fall 2009 Data tables
Questionnaire
Workforce development; k-12 and higher education; brain drain; MI Public Act 312 (public safety union negotiations); state constitutional convention; term limits; job approval evaluations for governor, legislature; federal stimulus package
Spring 2009 Data tables
Questionnaire
Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; most important problem; economic development; placemaking; trust in government; inter-governmental cooperation; land-use planning; federal stimulus package

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