Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2012 Data Tables

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Q43: Overall, how effective or ineffective do you believe the Local Government & School District Fiscal Accountability Act will be at restoring or protecting the fiscal health of local governments across the state? (Among those jurisdictions which did not report being completely unfamiliar with the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Overall, how effective or ineffective do you believe the Local Government & School District Fiscal Accountability Act will be at restoring or protecting the fiscal health of local governments across the state? (Among those jurisdictions which did not report being completely unfamiliar with the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act) Very Effective 15% 8% 16% 9% 10%
Somewhat Effective 46% 29% 47% 34% 33%
Neither Effective nor Ineffective 10% 15% 13% 15% 14%
Somewhat Ineffective 9% 10% 6% 14% 10%
Very Ineffective 10% 9% 6% 8% 9%
Don't Know 10% 29% 12% 20% 24%
*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
Overall, how effective or ineffective do you believe the Local Government & School District Fiscal Accountability Act will be at restoring or protecting the fiscal health of local governments across the state? (Among those jurisdictions which did not report being completely unfamiliar with the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act) Very Effective 4% 11% 11% 19% 18% 10%
Somewhat Effective 28% 32% 38% 47% 51% 33%
Neither Effective nor Ineffective 16% 14% 18% 9% 10% 14%
Somewhat Ineffective 12% 9% 8% 9% 7% 10%
Very Ineffective 12% 8% 7% 3% 6% 9%
Don't Know 29% 26% 19% 14% 8% 24%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  MI regions based on State of the State Survey Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
Overall, how effective or ineffective do you believe the Local Government & School District Fiscal Accountability Act will be at restoring or protecting the fiscal health of local governments across the state? (Among those jurisdictions which did not report being completely unfamiliar with the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act) Very Effective 8% 4% 8% 7% 18% 15% 10%
Somewhat Effective 25% 30% 36% 27% 30% 49% 33%
Neither Effective nor Ineffective 13% 15% 15% 19% 15% 9% 14%
Somewhat Ineffective 12% 7% 11% 11% 11% 7% 10%
Very Ineffective 16% 12% 7% 8% 6% 6% 9%
Don't Know 26% 32% 24% 29% 19% 15% 24%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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