Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q9a. Thinking first about your jurisdiction’s current governing body (i.e., the County Commission, City Council or Commission, Village Council, or Township Board), how would you rate its effectiveness in establishing long-term goals?

 
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Thinking first about your jurisdiction’s current governing body (i.e., the County Commission, City Council or Commission, Village Council, or Township Board), how would you rate its effectiveness in establishing long-term goals? Excellent 13% 17% 18% 12% 17%
Good 47% 51% 43% 44% 49%
Fair 27% 22% 23% 28% 23%
Poor 13% 8% 14% 16% 10%
Don't Know 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
*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
Thinking first about your jurisdiction’s current governing body (i.e., the County Commission, City Council or Commission, Village Council, or Township Board), how would you rate its effectiveness in establishing long-term goals? Excellent 14% 18% 18% 16% 23% 17%
Good 52% 47% 45% 49% 39% 49%
Fair 23% 23% 28% 20% 25% 23%
Poor 9% 11% 8% 14% 13% 10%
Don't Know 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
*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
Thinking first about your jurisdiction’s current governing body (i.e., the County Commission, City Council or Commission, Village Council, or Township Board), how would you rate its effectiveness in establishing long-term goals? Excellent 18% 16% 16% 13% 15% 23% 17%
Good 54% 47% 52% 51% 49% 40% 49%
Fair 16% 27% 23% 23% 27% 22% 23%
Poor 12% 10% 7% 13% 8% 13% 10%
Don't Know 0% 0% 2% 0% 1% 2% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.