Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2018 Data Tables

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Q11b. In your best estimate, how often is there consensus among Board/Council members regarding votes on budgeting and fiscal policy?

 
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
In your best estimate, how often is there consensus among Board/Council members regarding votes on budgeting and fiscal policy? Nearly Always 51% 45% 40% 44% 44%
Most of the Time 33% 39% 46% 42% 40%
Some of the Time 9% 9% 9% 10% 9%
Seldom 5% 3% 3% 1% 3%
Almost Never 2% 3% 1% 1% 3%
Don't Know 0% 0% 1% 1% 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

 
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
In your best estimate, how often is there consensus among Board/Council members regarding votes on budgeting and fiscal policy? Nearly Always 46% 44% 43% 37% 48% 44%
Most of the Time 38% 43% 39% 40% 40% 40%
Some of the Time 8% 8% 12% 14% 8% 9%
Seldom 3% 2% 5% 8% 1% 3%
Almost Never 4% 3% 2% 1% 1% 3%
Don't Know 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

 
% 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 best estimate, how often is there consensus among Board/Council members regarding votes on budgeting and fiscal policy? Nearly Always 44% 43% 52% 45% 48% 35% 44%
Most of the Time 41% 44% 35% 39% 39% 45% 40%
Some of the Time 6% 10% 8% 8% 9% 12% 9%
Seldom 4% 3% 3% 3% 2% 4% 3%
Almost Never 5% 0% 2% 5% 1% 3% 3%
Don't Know 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.