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Summary:  View help for Summary The Spring 2015 MPPS was the thirteenth wave in the MPPS survey program. The primary focus of the survey was on fiscal, budgetary and operational policies. Additional questions focused on retiree health care and income benefits and job approval assessments for the governor, state legislators, and state agencies. This survey ran from April 6 to June 8, 2015 and received responses from 72% of jurisdictions. 

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Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms retirement plans; health insurance; governors; government revenue; government performance; government spending; budgets; pension plans; government services; state legislatures; state government
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage Michigan
Collection Date(s):  View help for Collection Date(s) 4/6/2015 – 6/8/2015 (Spring 2015)
Universe:  View help for Universe
3,712 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 Spring 2015 MPPS included on average two officials from each of the local general purpose units of government (83 counties, 279 cities, 254 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 Spring 2015 dataset includes two separate weights—one for individual-level (ind_wgt) and
one for jurisdiction-level (juris_wgt) 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 jurisdictionlevel.
Unit(s) of Observation:  View help for Unit(s) of Observation Jurisdiction, Individual

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