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MPPS_2009_fall_data_OPENS-REDACTED.xlsx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet 595.5 KB 05/01/2017 07:41:AM
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Summary:  View help for Summary
The Fall 2009 MPPS wave focused on workforce development and education issues. Additional
batteries of questions focused on Michigan Public Act 312, a potential constitutional convention,
term limits for state policymakers, job approval ratings for the governor and state legislature, and
the federal stimulus package (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act).

Scope of Folder

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms workforce; education; constitutional convention; term limits; state government; local government; government performance; job approval; stimulus; ARRA
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage Michigan
Collection Date(s):  View help for Collection Date(s) 10/20/2009 – 12/23/2009 (Fall 2009)
Universe:  View help for Universe 3,503 top elected and top appointed officials from all 1,856 Michigan counties, cities, villages, and townships
Data Type(s):  View help for Data Type(s) survey data


Response Rate:  View help for Response Rate 70% by jurisdiction, 48% by individual respondent
Sampling:  View help for Sampling
The sample for the Fall 2009 MPPS included on average two officials from each of the local
general purpose units of government (83 counties, 277 cities, 256 villages, and 1,240 townships)
in the state of Michigan. The sample frame included, where the position existed and was not
vacant, the top elected and top appointed official in each jurisdiction. For counties, this consisted
of county administrators and board chairs; for cities, mayors and city managers; for villages,
village presidents and managers. Townships are a special case, in that, typically, their governing
officials are all elected. Therefore, in townships, both the elected supervisors and the elected
clerks were administered surveys, as well as the few appointed township managers.
Collection Mode(s):  View help for Collection Mode(s) mail questionnaire; web-based survey
Weights:  View help for Weights
The Fall 2009 dataset includes two separate weights—one for individual-level and one for
jurisdiction-level analyses—that should be used to account for nonresponse at the individual and
jurisdictional levels.
Unit(s) of Observation:  View help for Unit(s) of Observation Jurisdiction, Individual

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