Michigan Local Leaders Say Local Democracy Is Strong, As Their Trust in Government and Citizens Rises

14 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2020

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Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Thomas M. Ivacko

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Date Written: October 27, 2020

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Horner, Debra and Ivacko, Thomas M., Michigan Local Leaders Say Local Democracy Is Strong, As Their Trust in Government and Citizens Rises (October 27, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3720150 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3720150

Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

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United States

Thomas M. Ivacko (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

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