Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q12a. To what extent, if at all, would you say overall the behavior of individual elected officials (tone of communication, professionalism, ethics, etc.) helps or hurts relationships among the members of your jurisdiction's Board/Council?

 
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
To what extent, if at all, would you say overall the behavior of individual elected officials (tone of communication, professionalism, ethics, etc.) helps or hurts relationships among the members of your jurisdiction's Board/Council? No Impact on Relationships 14% 30% 13% 22% 26%
Significantly Help 25% 27% 23% 22% 26%
Somewhat Help 15% 10% 12% 21% 12%
Somewhat Hurt 29% 19% 30% 22% 22%
Significantly Hurt 16% 11% 18% 10% 12%
Don't Know 0% 3% 4% 3% 3%
*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
To what extent, if at all, would you say overall the behavior of individual elected officials (tone of communication, professionalism, ethics, etc.) helps or hurts relationships among the members of your jurisdiction's Board/Council? No Impact on Relationships 33% 24% 18% 15% 13% 26%
Significantly Help 24% 29% 28% 23% 20% 26%
Somewhat Help 12% 13% 9% 12% 12% 12%
Somewhat Hurt 18% 22% 21% 32% 28% 22%
Significantly Hurt 9% 9% 20% 17% 27% 12%
Don't Know 3% 3% 3% 1% 0% 3%
*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
To what extent, if at all, would you say overall the behavior of individual elected officials (tone of communication, professionalism, ethics, etc.) helps or hurts relationships among the members of your jurisdiction's Board/Council? No Impact on Relationships 28% 27% 26% 31% 22% 20% 26%
Significantly Help 29% 24% 26% 26% 30% 22% 26%
Somewhat Help 11% 13% 14% 10% 12% 12% 12%
Somewhat Hurt 17% 24% 19% 20% 24% 23% 22%
Significantly Hurt 11% 10% 11% 10% 9% 20% 12%
Don't Know 3% 1% 5% 3% 3% 3% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.