Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2016 Data Tables

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Q21. In your opinion, how would you rate the overall current condition of drinking water infrastructure (such as treatment plant, distribution pipes, etc.) in your jurisdiction? (Excluding jurisdictions that play no role in a shared water system)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
In your opinion, how would you rate the overall current condition of drinking water infrastructure (such as treatment plant, distribution pipes, etc.) in your jurisdiction? (Excluding jurisdictions that play no role in a shared water system) Excellent ** 34% 25% 26% 29%
Good ** 47% 45% 46% 46%
Fair ** 10% 23% 24% 17%
Poor ** 1% 7% 3% 3%
Don't Know ** 7% 1% 2% 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.


**Counties were not asked about drinking water issues

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
In your opinion, how would you rate the overall current condition of drinking water infrastructure (such as treatment plant, distribution pipes, etc.) in your jurisdiction? (Excluding jurisdictions that play no role in a shared water system) Excellent 29% 26% 28% 32% 40% 29%
Good 48% 42% 55% 41% 52% 46%
Fair 17% 22% 13% 18% 3% 17%
Poor 3% 3% 2% 5% 3% 3%
Don't Know 2% 6% 3% 3% 3% 4%
*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
In your opinion, how would you rate the overall current condition of drinking water infrastructure (such as treatment plant, distribution pipes, etc.) in your jurisdiction? (Excluding jurisdictions that play no role in a shared water system) Excellent 22% 24% 43% 32% 27% 26% 29%
Good 53% 54% 41% 46% 39% 47% 46%
Fair 19% 14% 10% 18% 22% 19% 17%
Poor 3% 4% 1% 1% 6% 5% 3%
Don't Know 3% 3% 4% 3% 6% 4% 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.