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The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2009 Data Tables

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Summary tables for questionnaire items from the Fall 2009 wave of the MPPS broken down by jurisdiction type, population size, and region of the state:

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    Predicted success for workers in the local economy, by education level

    1. Success today of workers with a GED or high school diploma alone in local economy
    2. Success today of workers with a vocational/technical certificate in local economy
    3. Success today of workers with an associate’s degree in local economy
    4. Success today of workers with a bachelor’s degree in local economy
    5. Success today of workers with a graduate of professional degree in local economy
    1. Success in ten years of workers with a GED or high school diploma alone in the local economy
    2. Success in ten years of workers with a vocational/technical certificate in local economy
    3. Success in ten years of workers with an associate’s degree in local economy
    4. Success in ten years of workers with a bachelor’s degree in local economy
    5. Success in ten years of workers with a graduate of professional degree in local economy
  1. Assessments of local K-12 education system and students

    1. Performance of local K-12 education system in preparing students for college
    2. Performance of local K-12 education system in preparing students for regional job market
    3. Performance of local K-12 education system in preparing students for global economy
    1. Students in your community compared with others in Michigan in elementary school achievement
    2. Students in your community compared with others in Michigan in high school achievement
    3. Students in your community compared with others in Michigan in college enrollment
  2. The strategy of developing a highly-educated workforce

  3. Agree or disagree that developing a highly educated workforce can be effective for local economy
  4. Agree or disagree that developing a highly educated workforce can be effective for the state economy
  5. Workforce development efforts

  6. Local government plays a role in workforce development
  7. Local government should play a larger role in workforce development
  8. Knowledge of community’s workforce development
  9. Success of community’s workforce development efforts
  10. Brain drain

    1. Brain drain among high school graduates who do not return after college
    2. Brain drain among younger members of the community who move away
  11. Evaluating current events and political issues

  12. Good times or bad times financially in the coming year
  13. Changes to Public Act 312
  14. Impact of Public Act 312 on jurisdiction
  15. Need for a constitutional convention in Michigan
  16. Changes to term limits for the governor and state legislators
  17. Governor Granholm’s job performance
  18. Michigan Legislature’s job performance
  19. The Federal Stimulus Package

  20. Jurisdiction has received additional funding through formulas through the Stimulus Package
  21. Jurisdiction has applied for other funding through Stimulus Package competitive grants
    1. Did not apply for Stimulus Package competitive grants—was not aware of the oppportunity
    2. Did not apply for Stimulus Package competitive grants—didn’t have resources to pursue
    3. Did not apply for Stimulus Package competitive grants—too complicated to apply
    4. Did not apply for Stimulus Package competitive grants—not enough funding available to justify effort
    5. Did not apply for Stimulus Package competitive grants—too many strings attached to funds
    6. Did not apply for Stimulus Package competitive grants—no need for funding
    7. Did not apply for Stimulus Package competitive grants—still planning to apply
    8. Summary—Reasons why did not apply for Stimulus Package competitive grants
  22. Amount the Stimulus Package has helped community’s economy to date
  23. Amount the Stimulus Package will improve community’s economy in long term
  24. Amount the Stimulus Package has helped Michigan’s economy to date
  25. Amount the Stimulus Package will improve Michigan’s economy in long term

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