Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q12d. To what extent, if at all, would you say overall blocs or factions on the Board/Council help or hurt 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 blocs or factions on the Board/Council help or hurt relationships among the members of your jurisdiction's Board/Council? No Impact on Relationships 32% 47% 32% 41% 43%
Significantly Help 1% 4% 3% 6% 4%
Somewhat Help 14% 7% 10% 9% 8%
Somewhat Hurt 24% 14% 28% 15% 17%
Significantly Hurt 14% 8% 17% 7% 9%
Don't Know 14% 19% 9% 21% 18%
*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 blocs or factions on the Board/Council help or hurt relationships among the members of your jurisdiction's Board/Council? No Impact on Relationships 47% 45% 40% 31% 31% 43%
Significantly Help 3% 6% 6% 2% 3% 4%
Somewhat Help 9% 7% 10% 10% 13% 8%
Somewhat Hurt 13% 17% 22% 27% 23% 17%
Significantly Hurt 7% 7% 11% 19% 25% 9%
Don't Know 21% 19% 12% 12% 5% 18%
*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 blocs or factions on the Board/Council help or hurt relationships among the members of your jurisdiction's Board/Council? No Impact on Relationships 50% 45% 40% 51% 44% 30% 43%
Significantly Help 2% 3% 4% 4% 7% 5% 4%
Somewhat Help 5% 11% 6% 9% 7% 11% 8%
Somewhat Hurt 21% 18% 16% 12% 14% 24% 17%
Significantly Hurt 6% 8% 7% 10% 11% 14% 9%
Don't Know 16% 16% 27% 14% 17% 16% 18%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.