Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q26b. In your opinion, do the majority of your jurisdiction's residents think your jurisdiction currently does too much, about the right amount, or too little to address local poverty or economic hardship?

 
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
In your opinion, do the majority of your jurisdiction's residents think your jurisdiction currently does too much, about the right amount, or too little to address local poverty or economic hardship? Thinks jurisdiction does too much 2% 1% 0% 0% 1%
Thinks jurisdiction does about the right amount 45% 43% 47% 38% 43%
Thinks jurisdiction does too little 26% 11% 25% 21% 15%
Don't know 28% 45% 28% 41% 41%
*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 opinion, do the majority of your jurisdiction's residents think your jurisdiction currently does too much, about the right amount, or too little to address local poverty or economic hardship? Thinks jurisdiction does too much 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1%
Thinks jurisdiction does about the right amount 41% 40% 48% 55% 55% 43%
Thinks jurisdiction does too little 14% 16% 16% 19% 19% 15%
Don't know 45% 43% 36% 26% 25% 41%
*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 opinion, do the majority of your jurisdiction's residents think your jurisdiction currently does too much, about the right amount, or too little to address local poverty or economic hardship? Thinks jurisdiction does too much 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1%
Thinks jurisdiction does about the right amount 42% 39% 43% 45% 40% 50% 43%
Thinks jurisdiction does too little 20% 15% 12% 12% 21% 16% 15%
Don't know 39% 45% 43% 43% 39% 34% 41%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.