Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q25f. Next, we want to ask about a range of potential sources of energy. Although these issues can be complex and may have various costs and benefits, in general, to what extent do you support or oppose increasing drilling for natural gas and oil through high-volume hydraulic fracturing in Michigan?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
In general, to what extent do you support or oppose increasing drilling for natural gas and oil through high-volume hydraulic fracturing in Michigan? Strongly Support 12% 11% 10% 11% 11%
Somewhat Support 49% 34% 34% 31% 34%
Somewhat Oppose 18% 18% 28% 22% 20%
Strongly Oppose 10% 16% 16% 17% 16%
Don't Know 11% 20% 13% 19% 18%
*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
In general, to what extent do you support or oppose increasing drilling for natural gas and oil through high-volume hydraulic fracturing in Michigan? Strongly Support 11% 12% 12% 11% 6% 11%
Somewhat Support 35% 31% 40% 36% 39% 34%
Somewhat Oppose 20% 20% 20% 22% 22% 20%
Strongly Oppose 17% 16% 15% 15% 17% 16%
Don't Know 17% 21% 14% 16% 17% 18%
*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
In general, to what extent do you support or oppose increasing drilling for natural gas and oil through high-volume hydraulic fracturing in Michigan? Strongly Support 16% 12% 13% 8% 12% 7% 11%
Somewhat Support 40% 31% 33% 38% 37% 29% 34%
Somewhat Oppose 15% 25% 22% 19% 17% 22% 20%
Strongly Oppose 10% 18% 17% 14% 16% 18% 16%
Don't Know 18% 14% 14% 22% 19% 23% 18%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.