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Michigan Public Policy Survey Question Database

Michigan Public Policy Survey Question Database

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS), a program of biannual state-wide surveys of local government leaders in Michigan, was launched by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) in 2009. The surveys cover a wide range of issues important to local and state governance, such as fiscal, budgetary and operational policy, fiscal health, public sector compensation, workforce development, local-state governmental relations, intergovernmental collaboration, privatization, economic development strategies and initiatives such as placemaking and economic gardening, the role of local government in environmental sustainability, energy topics such as hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and wind power, trust in government, views on state policymaker performance, and much more.

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  • Citizen Engagement

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    Economic Development

    Energy and Environment

    Federal Government

    Governmental Relations


    Local Government Finance, Budget, and Operations

    Local Government Workforce

    Public Safety


    State Government

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