Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2020 Data Tables

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Q3. Even before the arrival of COVID-19, some local jurisdictions already had existing emergency preparedness or response plans in place, while others did not. Which of the following best describes your jurisdiction’s status?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Even before the arrival of COVID-19, some local jurisdictions already had existing emergency preparedness or response plans in place, while others did not. Which of the following best describes your jurisdiction’s status? Our jurisdiction already had a formal emergency response plan(s) in place prior to the COVID-19 epidemic 70% 21% 57% 23% 29%
We didn't have a formal plan before, but adopted one in response to the COVID-19 epidemic 13% 8% 13% 12% 10%
We don't have a formal plan but we are currently developing one 6% 7% 10% 12% 8%
We don't have a formal plan but hope to develop one soon 7% 21% 10% 27% 19%
We don't have a formal emergency response plan and don't anticipate developing one for our jurisdiction 0% 29% 6% 14% 22%
Don't know 3% 14% 5% 12% 12%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Even before the arrival of COVID-19, some local jurisdictions already had existing emergency preparedness or response plans in place, while others did not. Which of the following best describes your jurisdiction’s status? Our jurisdiction already had a formal emergency response plan(s) in place prior to the COVID-19 epidemic 15% 22% 44% 69% 89% 29%
We didn't have a formal plan before, but adopted one in response to the COVID-19 epidemic 7% 12% 12% 13% 5% 10%
We don't have a formal plan but we are currently developing one 9% 10% 5% 2% 5% 8%
We don't have a formal plan but hope to develop one soon 22% 21% 19% 12% 0% 19%
We don't have a formal emergency response plan and don't anticipate developing one for our jurisdiction 32% 23% 13% 1% 1% 22%
Don't know 15% 12% 8% 3% 1% 12%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% 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
Even before the arrival of COVID-19, some local jurisdictions already had existing emergency preparedness or response plans in place, while others did not. Which of the following best describes your jurisdiction’s status? Our jurisdiction already had a formal emergency response plan(s) in place prior to the COVID-19 epidemic 23% 19% 26% 25% 25% 54% 29%
We didn't have a formal plan before, but adopted one in response to the COVID-19 epidemic 9% 9% 11% 8% 11% 10% 10%
We don't have a formal plan but we are currently developing one 8% 8% 7% 9% 8% 7% 8%
We don't have a formal plan but hope to develop one soon 22% 21% 17% 23% 20% 13% 19%
We don't have a formal emergency response plan and don't anticipate developing one for our jurisdiction 27% 31% 29% 20% 22% 8% 22%
Don't know 11% 12% 10% 15% 13% 8% 12%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.