Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q16. Recent attention has focused on the extraction of natural gas through hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling of underground shale deposits, using high volumes of fluid to break the rock. This is sometimes called "fracking," and we use these terms interchangeably throughout this section to refer to high-volume fracturing.

How familiar would you say you are with hydraulic fracturing?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
How familiar would you say you are with hydraulic fracturing? Very Familiar 18% 12% 14% 9% 12%
Somewhat Familiar 63% 49% 54% 48% 50%
Mostly Unfamiliar 14% 26% 29% 30% 27%
Completely Unfamiliar 3% 9% 2% 11% 8%
Don't Know 2% 4% 1% 2% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
How familiar would you say you are with hydraulic fracturing? Very Familiar 12% 11% 8% 16% 18% 12%
Somewhat Familiar 49% 48% 63% 54% 55% 50%
Mostly Unfamiliar 26% 29% 25% 24% 23% 27%
Completely Unfamiliar 10% 8% 3% 5% 3% 8%
Don't Know 3% 4% 1% 1% 1% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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
How familiar would you say you are with hydraulic fracturing? Very Familiar 6% 20% 17% 7% 8% 12% 12%
Somewhat Familiar 52% 57% 55% 43% 44% 51% 50%
Mostly Unfamiliar 29% 18% 21% 33% 33% 28% 27%
Completely Unfamiliar 11% 4% 6% 11% 10% 6% 8%
Don't Know 3% 1% 2% 5% 5% 2% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.