Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q51a. On a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 is a total breakdown of democracy and 10 is perfectly functioning democracy, how would you rate the functioning of democracy today in your jurisdiction?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
On a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 is a total breakdown of democracy and 10 is perfectly functioning democracy, how would you rate the functioning of democracy today in your jurisdiction? 1: Total breakdown of democracy 0% 1% 1% 0% 0%
2 2% 1% 0% 1% 1%
3 0% 1% 2% 1% 1%
4 2% 1% 1% 2% 1%
5 8% 5% 3% 9% 5%
6 2% 4% 4% 4% 4%
7 7% 9% 12% 8% 9%
8 39% 24% 33% 29% 27%
9 26% 33% 31% 32% 32%
10: Perfectly functioning democracy 7% 19% 12% 13% 16%
Don't know 6% 3% 3% 2% 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
On a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 is a total breakdown of democracy and 10 is perfectly functioning democracy, how would you rate the functioning of democracy today in your jurisdiction? 1: Total breakdown of democracy 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
2 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1%
3 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1%
4 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1%
5 8% 4% 3% 2% 7% 5%
6 4% 3% 5% 4% 4% 4%
7 9% 10% 5% 8% 17% 9%
8 24% 26% 31% 33% 34% 27%
9 31% 35% 33% 34% 20% 32%
10: Perfectly functioning democracy 18% 17% 17% 13% 11% 16%
Don't know 4% 2% 3% 4% 2% 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
On a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 is a total breakdown of democracy and 10 is perfectly functioning democracy, how would you rate the functioning of democracy today in your jurisdiction? 1: Total breakdown of democracy 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
2 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1%
3 2% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
4 1% 0% 2% 2% 0% 2% 1%
5 9% 4% 8% 5% 5% 3% 5%
6 3% 6% 3% 3% 5% 4% 4%
7 7% 8% 9% 11% 11% 9% 9%
8 25% 28% 22% 29% 26% 31% 27%
9 28% 33% 33% 31% 35% 33% 32%
10: Perfectly functioning democracy 17% 17% 19% 18% 13% 14% 16%
Don't know 6% 3% 4% 1% 3% 2% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.