Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q26c. In your opinion, do you in your role as a local official 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 you in your role as a local official 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% 2% 1% 1%
Thinks jurisdiction does about the right amount 61% 58% 72% 56% 60%
Thinks jurisdiction does too little 25% 16% 14% 20% 17%
Don't know 12% 25% 12% 23% 22%
*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 you in your role as a local official 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 1% 2% 0% 0% 1% 1%
Thinks jurisdiction does about the right amount 57% 58% 65% 73% 69% 60%
Thinks jurisdiction does too little 16% 17% 17% 16% 23% 17%
Don't know 26% 23% 18% 11% 7% 22%
*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 you in your role as a local official 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 1% 2% 2% 1% 1% 0% 1%
Thinks jurisdiction does about the right amount 56% 51% 63% 60% 61% 67% 60%
Thinks jurisdiction does too little 19% 20% 13% 16% 16% 18% 17%
Don't know 24% 27% 22% 23% 22% 15% 22%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.