Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q29. In general, how would you describe the public’s perception of government workers in your jurisdiction? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, seasonal, or temporary/irregular employees)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
In general, how would you describe the public’s perception of government workers in your jurisdiction? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, seasonal, or temporary/irregular employees) Very Positive 7% 33% 31% 31% 31%
Somewhat Positive 42% 45% 49% 47% 46%
Neither Positive nor Negative 25% 11% 8% 10% 11%
Somewhat Negative 18% 6% 11% 9% 8%
Very Negative 2% 0% 0% 2% 0%
Don't Know 6% 4% 0% 2% 3%
*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
In general, how would you describe the public’s perception of government workers in your jurisdiction? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, seasonal, or temporary/irregular employees) Very Positive 30% 35% 33% 29% 20% 31%
Somewhat Positive 43% 47% 48% 48% 47% 46%
Neither Positive nor Negative 14% 10% 9% 8% 13% 11%
Somewhat Negative 7% 6% 8% 10% 17% 8%
Very Negative 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Don't Know 4% 3% 2% 4% 2% 3%
*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 general, how would you describe the public’s perception of government workers in your jurisdiction? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, seasonal, or temporary/irregular employees) Very Positive 23% 31% 31% 30% 29% 41% 31%
Somewhat Positive 44% 47% 47% 46% 49% 41% 46%
Neither Positive nor Negative 14% 10% 12% 13% 10% 10% 11%
Somewhat Negative 12% 6% 7% 8% 9% 6% 8%
Very Negative 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Don't Know 6% 5% 3% 3% 2% 2% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.