Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q19: How much of the time do you think you can trust other local governments 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 other local governments to do what is right? Nearly Always 3% 12% 11% 5% 11%
Most of the Time 52% 55% 57% 49% 55%
Some of theTtime 43% 26% 28% 39% 28%
Seldom 2% 4% 2% 4% 4%
Almost Never 0% 1% 0% 1% 1%
Don't Know 0% 2% 1% 2% 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 other local governments to do what is right? Nearly Always 8% 14% 8% 9% 8% 11%
Most of the Time 50% 56% 58% 64% 56% 55%
Some of theTtime 33% 24% 28% 24% 33% 28%
Seldom 5% 3% 2% 1% 3% 4%
Almost Never 2% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1%
Don't Know 2% 1% 2% 1% 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 other local governments to do what is right? Nearly Always 11% 9% 12% 10% 15% 7% 11%
Most of the Time 42% 58% 60% 59% 53% 50% 55%
Some of theTtime 37% 24% 23% 25% 29% 36% 28%
Seldom 8% 3% 2% 4% 2% 4% 4%
Almost Never 0% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Don't Know 2% 4% 2% 1% 0% 1% 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.