Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q50. In terms of their engagement in your jurisdiction’s policymaking and/or operations, how much of the time do you think you can trust the citizens in your community to be responsible participants?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
In terms of their engagement in your jurisdiction’s policymaking and/or operations, how much of the time do you think you can trust the citizens in your community to be responsible participants? Nearly always 11% 17% 12% 16% 16%
Most of the Time 54% 51% 50% 37% 49%
Some of the Time 24% 21% 28% 26% 23%
Seldom 10% 7% 7% 15% 8%
Almost Never 0% 3% 2% 6% 3%
Don't Know 2% 2% 1% 1% 1%
*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
In terms of their engagement in your jurisdiction’s policymaking and/or operations, how much of the time do you think you can trust the citizens in your community to be responsible participants? Nearly always 14% 16% 18% 22% 14% 16%
Most of the Time 48% 51% 47% 47% 46% 49%
Some of the Time 21% 22% 26% 24% 33% 23%
Seldom 11% 7% 6% 5% 8% 8%
Almost Never 5% 2% 1% 1% 0% 3%
Don't Know 1% 2% 2% 1% 0% 1%
*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
In terms of their engagement in your jurisdiction’s policymaking and/or operations, how much of the time do you think you can trust the citizens in your community to be responsible participants? Nearly always 15% 16% 13% 17% 18% 17% 16%
Most of the Time 52% 49% 46% 57% 46% 45% 49%
Some of the Time 20% 25% 25% 15% 22% 28% 23%
Seldom 7% 8% 11% 6% 10% 7% 8%
Almost Never 4% 2% 3% 3% 4% 2% 3%
Don't Know 3% 1% 2% 2% 1% 0% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.