Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2017 Data Tables

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Q15. If cities and townships in Michigan were given the option to ask their County to administer elections on their behalf, would you support or oppose having your county government administer your jurisdiction’s elections?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
If cities and townships in Michigan were given the option to ask their County to administer elections on their behalf, would you support or oppose having your county government administer your jurisdiction’s elections? Strongly Support ** 9% 10% ** 9%
Somewhat Support ** 12% 20% ** 14%
Neither Support nor Oppose ** 14% 20% ** 15%
Somewhat Oppose ** 15% 13% ** 15%
Strongly Oppose ** 45% 29% ** 42%
Don't Know ** 4% 7% ** 5%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.


**Counties and villages were not asked about election administration

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
If cities and townships in Michigan were given the option to ask their County to administer elections on their behalf, would you support or oppose having your county government administer your jurisdiction’s elections? Strongly Support 7% 10% 8% 16% 11% 9%
Somewhat Support 15% 12% 13% 13% 17% 14%
Neither Support nor Oppose 16% 14% 17% 19% 12% 15%
Somewhat Oppose 15% 16% 13% 11% 16% 15%
Strongly Oppose 43% 43% 44% 37% 38% 42%
Don't Know 4% 5% 5% 4% 8% 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
If cities and townships in Michigan were given the option to ask their County to administer elections on their behalf, would you support or oppose having your county government administer your jurisdiction’s elections? Strongly Support 9% 10% 11% 9% 7% 10% 9%
Somewhat Support 13% 14% 14% 15% 15% 12% 14%
Neither Support nor Oppose 21% 12% 16% 13% 13% 15% 15%
Somewhat Oppose 19% 12% 15% 16% 17% 11% 15%
Strongly Oppose 33% 48% 40% 42% 40% 48% 42%
Don't Know 6% 4% 4% 5% 8% 4% 5%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.