Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q20b: How much "brain drain" is occurring in your community regarding younger members of the workforce (35 years and younger) who move away?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
How much "brain drain" is occurring in your community regarding younger members of the workforce (35 years and younger) who move away? a great deal 51% 48% 40% 45% 46%
some 35% 39% 49% 44% 41%
very little 9% 4% 3% 5% 4%
none 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
don't know 5% 9% 9% 6% 8%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
How much "brain drain" is occurring in your community regarding younger members of the workforce (35 years and younger) who move away? a great deal 55% 42% 39% 41% 37% 46%
some 34% 45% 47% 51% 46% 41%
very little 3% 5% 2% 2% 7% 4%
none 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
don't know 8% 9% 12% 6% 10% 8%
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
How much "brain drain" is occurring in your community regarding younger members of the workforce (35 years and younger) who move away? a great deal 68% 52% 43% 51% 36% 35% 46%
some 25% 39% 43% 41% 45% 49% 41%
very little 1% 3% 4% 2% 6% 5% 4%
none 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
don't know 5% 6% 10% 5% 12% 10% 8%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

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