Michigan Local Leaders Say Local Democracy Is Strong, As Their Trust in Government and Citizens Rises
14 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2020
Date Written: October 27, 2020
This report presents local government leaders’ views regarding the functioning of democracy in their jurisdictions, the State of Michigan, and the United States as a whole, as well as their levels of trust toward the federal, state, and other local governments. These findings are based on statewide surveys of local government leaders in the Spring 2020 wave of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS), conducted between March 30 and June 1, 2020. It also contains comparisons to opinions expressed in the Spring 2009, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, and Fall 2016 waves of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS).
Keywords: Democracy, trust in government, Michigan, federalism
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