Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q12b. To what extent, if at all, would you say overall the willingness of individual elected officials to support final decisions of the Board/Council 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 willingness of individual elected officials to support final decisions of the Board/Council helps or hurts relationships among the members of your jurisdiction's Board/Council? No Impact on Relationships 5% 29% 13% 24% 25%
Significantly Help 52% 42% 42% 39% 42%
Somewhat Help 21% 14% 19% 20% 16%
Somewhat Hurt 16% 7% 16% 11% 10%
Significantly Hurt 5% 5% 5% 4% 5%
Don't Know 2% 3% 4% 2% 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 willingness of individual elected officials to support final decisions of the Board/Council helps or hurts relationships among the members of your jurisdiction's Board/Council? No Impact on Relationships 32% 25% 18% 14% 8% 25%
Significantly Help 39% 46% 39% 35% 49% 42%
Somewhat Help 13% 16% 21% 20% 18% 16%
Somewhat Hurt 8% 7% 11% 20% 18% 10%
Significantly Hurt 4% 4% 6% 8% 7% 5%
Don't Know 3% 3% 4% 2% 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 willingness of individual elected officials to support final decisions of the Board/Council helps or hurts relationships among the members of your jurisdiction's Board/Council? No Impact on Relationships 23% 28% 27% 30% 23% 18% 25%
Significantly Help 48% 38% 43% 39% 47% 39% 42%
Somewhat Help 12% 21% 12% 14% 15% 19% 16%
Somewhat Hurt 7% 7% 9% 11% 10% 13% 10%
Significantly Hurt 6% 5% 6% 3% 3% 6% 5%
Don't Know 4% 1% 3% 3% 2% 4% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.