Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2013 Data Tables

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Q27d. What overall impact, if any, do you believe the Right-To-Work laws will have over time on the ability of your local government to attract and/or retain desired employees? (Among those jurisdictions which did not report being completely unfamiliar with Michigan's Right-To-Work legislation)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
What overall impact, if any, do you believe the Right-To-Work laws will have over time on the ability of your local government to attract and/or retain desired employees? (Among those jurisdictions which did not report being completely unfamiliar with Michigan's Right-To-Work legislation) Very Positive Impact 5% 4% 5% 6% 5%
Somewhat Positive Impact 14% 8% 9% 12% 9%
Mixed Positive and Negative Impact 36% 11% 29% 18% 16%
Somewhat Negative Impact 5% 3% 8% 5% 4%
Very Negative Impact 0% 2% 1% 2% 2%
No Impact 32% 52% 40% 48% 49%
Don't Know 8% 19% 8% 9% 16%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
What overall impact, if any, do you believe the Right-To-Work laws will have over time on the ability of your local government to attract and/or retain desired employees? (Among those jurisdictions which did not report being completely unfamiliar with Michigan's Right-To-Work legislation) Very Positive Impact 4% 6% 3% 3% 5% 5%
Somewhat Positive Impact 7% 9% 8% 15% 12% 9%
Mixed Positive and Negative Impact 12% 15% 22% 19% 34% 16%
Somewhat Negative Impact 4% 2% 4% 8% 8% 4%
Very Negative Impact 3% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2%
No Impact 53% 49% 45% 46% 34% 49%
Don't Know 17% 17% 18% 9% 6% 16%
*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
What overall impact, if any, do you believe the Right-To-Work laws will have over time on the ability of your local government to attract and/or retain desired employees? (Among those jurisdictions which did not report being completely unfamiliar with Michigan's Right-To-Work legislation) Very Positive Impact 4% 3% 3% 7% 5% 6% 5%
Somewhat Positive Impact 2% 10% 12% 8% 12% 7% 9%
Mixed Positive and Negative Impact 18% 12% 13% 14% 18% 23% 16%
Somewhat Negative Impact 7% 5% 2% 3% 3% 5% 4%
Very Negative Impact 0% 2% 1% 4% 1% 1% 2%
No Impact 53% 50% 55% 47% 44% 44% 49%
Don't Know 16% 18% 14% 17% 17% 13% 16%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.