Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2014 Data Tables

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Q29. We're interested in how your local government's approach to financial management policies and practices may have changed over time. We know that different policies may be more or less formal, but thinking about your jurisdiction's financial management policies and practices overall, would you say in the last five years they have become more formalized, less formalized, or neither?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
We know that different policies may be more or less formal, but thinking about your jurisdiction's financial management policies and practices overall, would you say in the last five years they have become more formalized, less formalized, or neither? Significantly more formalized 13% 9% 15% 14% 11%
Somewhat more formalized 52% 41% 43% 42% 42%
Neither more nor less formalized 34% 43% 37% 32% 40%
Somewhat less formalized 0% 1% 1% 4% 1%
Significantly less formalized 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
Don't Know 2% 6% 3% 7% 5%
*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
We know that different policies may be more or less formal, but thinking about your jurisdiction's financial management policies and practices overall, would you say in the last five years they have become more formalized, less formalized, or neither? Significantly more formalized 10% 9% 10% 15% 24% 11%
Somewhat more formalized 38% 42% 48% 48% 48% 42%
Neither more nor less formalized 43% 43% 35% 33% 26% 40%
Somewhat less formalized 2% 0% 2% 1% 1% 1%
Significantly less formalized 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Don't Know 7% 5% 4% 3% 1% 5%
*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
We know that different policies may be more or less formal, but thinking about your jurisdiction's financial management policies and practices overall, would you say in the last five years they have become more formalized, less formalized, or neither? Significantly more formalized 9% 9% 10% 8% 13% 17% 11%
Somewhat more formalized 41% 42% 43% 39% 40% 45% 42%
Neither more nor less formalized 44% 44% 40% 44% 38% 34% 40%
Somewhat less formalized 1% 1% 0% 2% 1% 2% 1%
Significantly less formalized 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Don't Know 4% 5% 7% 6% 7% 2% 5%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.