Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q12: Do you agree or disagree that developing a highly-educated workforce can be an effective strategy for improving your state 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 state economy? agree strongly 43% 27% 54% 34% 33%
agree somewhat 40% 42% 39% 50% 43%
neither agree nor disagree 8% 18% 6% 10% 14%
disagree somewhat 7% 8% 1% 5% 6%
disagree strongly 0% 3% 0% 1% 2%
don't know 2% 2% 0% 0% 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 state economy? agree strongly 27% 30% 38% 50% 57% 33%
agree somewhat 43% 45% 42% 39% 37% 43%
neither agree nor disagree 19% 15% 9% 5% 3% 14%
disagree somewhat 7% 7% 7% 6% 2% 6%
disagree strongly 3% 2% 1% 0% 0% 2%
don't know 2% 2% 3% 1% 2% 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 state economy? agree strongly 24% 34% 31% 27% 29% 50% 33%
agree somewhat 48% 36% 42% 46% 53% 36% 43%
neither agree nor disagree 20% 19% 14% 15% 12% 8% 14%
disagree somewhat 6% 7% 10% 8% 4% 4% 6%
disagree strongly 1% 2% 3% 2% 1% 1% 2%
don't know 0% 2% 2% 3% 1% 1% 2%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

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