Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2011 Data Tables

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Q33a. How effective or ineffective do you think a citizen's guide to local government finances would be in helping improve your jurisdiction's accountability and transparency?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
How effective or ineffective do you think a citizen's guide to local government finances would be in helping improve your jurisdiction's accountability and transparency? Very Effective 13% 6% 16% 12% 9%
Somewhat Effective 44% 33% 40% 31% 34%
Neither Effective Nor Ineffective 35% 34% 31% 39% 34%
Somewhat Ineffective 4% 4% 6% 5% 5%
Very Ineffective 1% 8% 6% 6% 7%
Don't Know 3% 15% 1% 7% 11%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
How effective or ineffective do you think a citizen's guide to local government finances would be in helping improve your jurisdiction's accountability and transparency? Very Effective 7% 7% 11% 17% 18% 9%
Somewhat Effective 28% 36% 41% 39% 49% 34%
Neither Effective Nor Ineffective 38% 32% 36% 30% 24% 34%
Somewhat Ineffective 5% 5% 3% 4% 5% 5%
Very Ineffective 7% 9% 2% 5% 2% 7%
Don't Know 15% 11% 7% 5% 2% 11%
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 effective or ineffective do you think a citizen's guide to local government finances would be in helping improve your jurisdiction's accountability and transparency? Very Effective 5% 8% 12% 6% 8% 12% 9%
Somewhat Effective 24% 33% 36% 31% 35% 43% 34%
Neither Effective Nor Ineffective 42% 33% 34% 33% 38% 28% 34%
Somewhat Ineffective 4% 5% 4% 7% 3% 4% 5%
Very Ineffective 9% 5% 8% 8% 6% 7% 7%
Don't Know 16% 16% 6% 15% 10% 6% 11%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

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