Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2013 Data Tables

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Q22. In your opinion, overall, have the union(s) that represent your employees been an asset, a liability, or neither, to your jurisdiction's overall performance in the last 12 months? (Among jurisdictions reporting having employees in public sector labor unions)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
In your opinion, overall, have the union(s) that represent your employees been an asset, a liability, or neither, to your jurisdiction's overall performance in the last 12 months? (Among jurisdictions reporting having employees in public sector labor unions) A Significant Asset 6% 11% 10% 3% 9%
Somewhat of an Asset 24% 14% 21% 13% 19%
Neither an Asset nor a Liability 51% 53% 50% 59% 52%
Somewhat of a Liability 14% 11% 13% 18% 13%
A Significant Liability 3% 5% 3% 6% 4%
Don't Know 3% 6% 2% 0% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
In your opinion, overall, have the union(s) that represent your employees been an asset, a liability, or neither, to your jurisdiction's overall performance in the last 12 months? (Among jurisdictions reporting having employees in public sector labor unions) A Significant Asset 9% 1% 11% 12% 15% 9%
Somewhat of an Asset 0% 19% 22% 18% 25% 19%
Neither an Asset nor a Liability 64% 54% 49% 51% 48% 52%
Somewhat of a Liability 17% 17% 16% 11% 9% 13%
A Significant Liability 0% 7% 2% 6% 1% 4%
Don't Know 10% 2% 1% 4% 2% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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
In your opinion, overall, have the union(s) that represent your employees been an asset, a liability, or neither, to your jurisdiction's overall performance in the last 12 months? (Among jurisdictions reporting having employees in public sector labor unions) A Significant Asset 3% 5% 9% 12% 8% 12% 9%
Somewhat of an Asset 28% 10% 13% 14% 28% 20% 19%
Neither an Asset nor a Liability 54% 48% 57% 49% 43% 54% 52%
Somewhat of a Liability 12% 21% 19% 18% 17% 7% 13%
A Significant Liability 3% 8% 0% 3% 0% 5% 4%
Don't Know 0% 8% 2% 4% 4% 2% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.