Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q22b. We're interested in factors that may be encouraging or discouraging the use of hydraulic fracturing in jurisdictions across the state now or in the last few years. Whether or not your community currently has any fracking operations, to what degree would you say lower energy prices have been encouraging or discouraging the use of fracking within your jurisdiction? (Excluding jurisdictions which report fracking has not been discussed at all)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Whether or not your community currently has any fracking operations, to what degree would you say lower energy prices have been encouraging or discouraging the use of fracking within your jurisdiction? (Excluding jurisdictions which report fracking has not been discussed at all) Significantly Encouraging 8% 5% 5% 11% 6%
Somewhat Encouraging 34% 23% 15% 22% 23%
Mixed Encouraging and Discouraging 20% 18% 27% 15% 19%
Somewhat Discouraging 10% 4% 2% 0% 4%
Significantly Discouraging 0% 3% 3% 9% 3%
Not a Factor 7% 23% 28% 22% 22%
Don't Know 21% 25% 18% 21% 24%
*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
Whether or not your community currently has any fracking operations, to what degree would you say lower energy prices have been encouraging or discouraging the use of fracking within your jurisdiction? (Excluding jurisdictions which report fracking has not been discussed at all) Significantly Encouraging 7% 5% 5% 9% 3% 6%
Somewhat Encouraging 20% 23% 26% 29% 26% 23%
Mixed Encouraging and Discouraging 18% 22% 18% 12% 17% 19%
Somewhat Discouraging 3% 4% 2% 5% 8% 4%
Significantly Discouraging 6% 2% 2% 0% 0% 3%
Not a Factor 24% 18% 30% 20% 24% 22%
Don't Know 22% 27% 17% 26% 22% 24%
*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
Whether or not your community currently has any fracking operations, to what degree would you say lower energy prices have been encouraging or discouraging the use of fracking within your jurisdiction? (Excluding jurisdictions which report fracking has not been discussed at all) Significantly Encouraging 31% 9% 5% 3% 2% 2% 6%
Somewhat Encouraging 0% 25% 29% 15% 29% 16% 23%
Mixed Encouraging and Discouraging 20% 21% 19% 19% 18% 15% 19%
Somewhat Discouraging 0% 6% 3% 4% 2% 2% 4%
Significantly Discouraging 8% 4% 2% 7% 2% 0% 3%
Not a Factor 8% 19% 24% 17% 15% 36% 22%
Don't Know 33% 16% 18% 35% 33% 29% 24%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.