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Michigan Public Policy Survey Restricted Use Datasets: Fall 2012 Data User's Guide and Codebook application/pdf 1.8 MB 04/21/2016 11:27:AM
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Summary:  View help for Summary The Fall 2012 MPPS was the eighth wave in the MPPS survey program. The primary focus of the survey was on how local jurisdictions engage with their citizens and how citizens engage with the jurisdictions' officials and employees. This survey ran from October 8 to December 11, 2012 and received responses from 72% of jurisdictions. 

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Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms technology; community decision making; social media; political participation; local government; citizen participation; civic engagement; internet
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage Michigan
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 10/8/2012 – 12/11/2012 (Fall 2012)
Universe:  View help for Universe
3,523 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 72% by jurisdiction; 41% by individual respondent
Sampling:  View help for Sampling
The sample for the Fall 2012 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 a 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 2012 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, respectively. The variable samp_juris can be used to select
cases according to whether analysis is being done at the individual-level or jurisdiction-level.
Unit(s) of Observation:  View help for Unit(s) of Observation Jurisdiction, Individual

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