Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q51b. 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 the state of Michigan?

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 the state of Michigan? 1: Total breakdown of democracy 0% 3% 1% 1% 3%
2 0% 3% 2% 2% 3%
3 4% 5% 4% 2% 5%
4 6% 8% 6% 7% 7%
5 22% 20% 14% 27% 20%
6 20% 17% 19% 12% 17%
7 20% 18% 23% 19% 19%
8 16% 13% 18% 17% 14%
9 4% 6% 9% 8% 6%
10: Perfectly functioning democracy 0% 3% 0% 3% 2%
Don't know 8% 5% 5% 3% 4%
*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 the state of Michigan? 1: Total breakdown of democracy 4% 3% 2% 0% 0% 3%
2 4% 2% 3% 2% 0% 3%
3 4% 5% 5% 6% 5% 5%
4 8% 8% 4% 2% 10% 7%
5 23% 18% 17% 14% 23% 20%
6 14% 17% 25% 15% 23% 17%
7 17% 18% 18% 30% 19% 19%
8 12% 17% 12% 16% 11% 14%
9 5% 6% 9% 9% 6% 6%
10: Perfectly functioning democracy 3% 2% 1% 2% 0% 2%
Don't know 6% 3% 4% 4% 3% 4%
*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 the state of Michigan? 1: Total breakdown of democracy 5% 2% 3% 4% 2% 0% 3%
2 3% 2% 1% 5% 4% 1% 3%
3 3% 7% 7% 4% 3% 4% 5%
4 6% 7% 8% 8% 9% 6% 7%
5 20% 22% 18% 21% 23% 16% 20%
6 17% 15% 17% 15% 10% 26% 17%
7 17% 20% 15% 18% 20% 22% 19%
8 16% 14% 14% 14% 15% 14% 14%
9 2% 5% 10% 7% 8% 6% 6%
10: Perfectly functioning democracy 3% 2% 4% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Don't know 7% 5% 5% 4% 4% 3% 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.