Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q47. How much of the time do you think you can trust the federal government in Washington to do what is right?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
How much of the time do you think you can trust the federal government in Washington to do what is right? Nearly always 0% 1% 0% 0% 1%
Most of the Time 6% 13% 7% 9% 11%
Some of the Time 44% 45% 37% 47% 44%
Seldom 29% 27% 35% 23% 28%
Almost Never 14% 11% 16% 17% 13%
Don't Know 8% 2% 4% 4% 3%
*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
How much of the time do you think you can trust the federal government in Washington to do what is right? Nearly always 1% 0% 2% 1% 0% 1%
Most of the Time 11% 13% 11% 11% 6% 11%
Some of the Time 47% 43% 38% 47% 35% 44%
Seldom 26% 29% 30% 24% 43% 28%
Almost Never 12% 12% 16% 11% 14% 13%
Don't Know 3% 2% 3% 6% 3% 3%
*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
How much of the time do you think you can trust the federal government in Washington to do what is right? Nearly always 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Most of the Time 10% 10% 13% 14% 10% 11% 11%
Some of the Time 42% 46% 43% 43% 43% 48% 44%
Seldom 30% 28% 28% 30% 29% 24% 28%
Almost Never 12% 12% 13% 10% 15% 13% 13%
Don't Know 4% 3% 2% 3% 3% 2% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.