The Functioning of Democracy at the Local Level: A Compendium of Findings from the Michigan Public Policy Survey of Local Leaders
35 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2021
Date Written: December 4, 2020
This review presents a summary of various survey questions touching upon issues of democracy and democratic governance asked of Michigan’s local government leaders’ over 11 years of Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) waves. Topic areas include citizen engagement and public participation in local government decision-making, officials’ opinions of their residents’ input, civic discourse in local communities, working relationships among local and state leaders, trust in government, government ethics, election administration, the U.S. Census, and the functioning of democracy overall.
Keywords: Democracy, local government, Michigan
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