Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q51c. 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 United States?

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