Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q17: How much of the time do you think you can trust the federal government in Washington to do what is right?

Type of Jurisdiction Crosstabulation
% within Type of Jurisdiction
  Type of Jurisdiction Total
County Township City Village
How much of the time do you think you can trust the federal government in Washington to do what is right? Nearly Always 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Most of the Time 8% 10% 9% 9% 10%
Some of theTtime 58% 41% 46% 38% 42%
Seldom 26% 29% 32% 37% 30%
Almost Never 8% 18% 11% 12% 16%
Don't Know 0% 2% 1% 4% 2%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Community Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
How much of the time do you think you can trust the federal government in Washington to do what is right? Nearly Always 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Most of the Time 9% 10% 7% 8% 15% 10%
Some of theTtime 39% 43% 44% 50% 41% 42%
Seldom 33% 29% 28% 30% 31% 30%
Almost Never 16% 16% 19% 10% 13% 16%
Don't Know 3% 1% 2% 2% 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
How much of the time do you think you can trust the federal government in Washington to do what is right? Nearly Always 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Most of the Time 11% 8% 9% 11% 12% 8% 10%
Some of theTtime 45% 46% 42% 42% 39% 39% 42%
Seldom 28% 28% 31% 30% 35% 30% 30%
Almost Never 13% 15% 16% 15% 13% 20% 16%
Don't Know 2% 3% 3% 2% 1% 3% 2%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

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Note: these data exclude partial survey responses. Contact CLOSUP for more information.