Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q10: Do you agree or disagree that developing a highly-educated workforce can be an effective strategy for improving your local economy?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Do you agree or disagree that developing a highly-educated workforce can be an effective strategy for improving your local economy? agree strongly 32% 13% 38% 18% 19%
agree somewhat 36% 36% 42% 35% 37%
neither agree nor disagree 9% 23% 13% 22% 21%
disagree somewhat 20% 19% 7% 19% 17%
disagree strongly 2% 5% 0% 4% 4%
don't know 0% 3% 0% 1% 2%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Do you agree or disagree that developing a highly-educated workforce can be an effective strategy for improving your local economy? agree strongly 10% 17% 31% 35% 42% 19%
agree somewhat 34% 37% 38% 42% 50% 37%
neither agree nor disagree 24% 24% 17% 11% 5% 21%
disagree somewhat 23% 17% 10% 13% 2% 17%
disagree strongly 6% 3% 1% 0% 2% 4%
don't know 3% 2% 3% 0% 0% 2%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
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
Do you agree or disagree that developing a highly-educated workforce can be an effective strategy for improving your local economy? agree strongly 14% 13% 19% 10% 23% 32% 19%
agree somewhat 37% 30% 34% 44% 38% 39% 37%
neither agree nor disagree 26% 21% 21% 23% 22% 15% 21%
disagree somewhat 19% 29% 17% 16% 14% 10% 17%
disagree strongly 5% 3% 6% 4% 3% 1% 4%
don't know 0% 5% 3% 2% 1% 3% 2%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

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