Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2013 Data Tables

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Q15. Now we want to turn to issues of oil and natural gas extraction in Michigan. Of course, Michigan has a long history of oil and gas extraction by traditional methods of drilling wells vertically. As far as you know, is there any history of oil or gas extractions using traditional methods within your jurisdiction?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
As far as you know, is there any history of oil or gas extractions using traditional methods within your jurisdiction? Yes, currently active traditional wells 58% 24% 5% 6% 20%
Yes, but now inactive traditional wells 6% 14% 4% 4% 11%
No, no history of traditional oil and gas extraction at all 19% 45% 82% 73% 53%
Don't Know 18% 19% 10% 17% 18%
*Respondents could select multiple response options from the list above. Therefore column totals are not intended to sum to 100% for this question.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
As far as you know, is there any history of oil or gas extractions using traditional methods within your jurisdiction? Yes, currently active traditional wells 18% 20% 19% 23% 34% 20%
Yes, but now inactive traditional wells 9% 13% 9% 8% 10% 11%
No, no history of traditional oil and gas extraction at all 58% 49% 55% 54% 45% 53%
Don't Know 17% 19% 19% 15% 13% 18%
*Respondents could select multiple response options from the list above. Therefore column totals are not intended to sum to 100% for this question.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
As far as you know, is there any history of oil or gas extractions using traditional methods within your jurisdiction? Yes, currently active traditional wells 1% 37% 26% 18% 15% 15% 20%
Yes, but now inactive traditional wells 0% 11% 19% 13% 10% 8% 11%
No, no history of traditional oil and gas extraction at all 88% 38% 41% 50% 54% 62% 53%
Don't Know 11% 16% 16% 21% 24% 16% 18%
*Respondents could select multiple response options from the list above. Therefore column totals are not intended to sum to 100% for this question.