Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q32c. Now thinking in general, not specificially about Detroit, when a jurisdiction goes through bankruptcy, difficult decisions and trade-offs have to be made about ways of addressing the jurisdiction's debt. Although conditions in individual jurisdictions will vary, in your opinion, what priority should ultimately be given to cuts to fringe benefits (health care, etc.) of the jurisdiction's current retirees in the course of bankruptcy?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Although conditions in individual jurisdictions will vary, in your opinion, what priority should ultimately be given to cuts to fringe benefits (health care, etc.) of the jurisdiction's current retirees in the course of bankruptcy? High Priority to Pursue 15% 9% 20% 10% 11%
Somewhat of a Priority to Pursue 40% 27% 39% 29% 30%
Neither 5% 8% 6% 10% 8%
Somewhat of a Priority to Prevent 17% 17% 16% 13% 17%
High Priority to Prevent 16% 14% 10% 17% 14%
Action Should Never be Taken 6% 9% 6% 13% 9%
Don't Know 0% 16% 4% 8% 12%
*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
Although conditions in individual jurisdictions will vary, in your opinion, what priority should ultimately be given to cuts to fringe benefits (health care, etc.) of the jurisdiction's current retirees in the course of bankruptcy? High Priority to Pursue 8% 11% 13% 12% 22% 11%
Somewhat of a Priority to Pursue 26% 28% 46% 35% 37% 30%
Neither 9% 7% 6% 13% 3% 8%
Somewhat of a Priority to Prevent 16% 19% 16% 13% 14% 17%
High Priority to Prevent 13% 13% 10% 16% 16% 14%
Action Should Never be Taken 12% 9% 4% 5% 4% 9%
Don't Know 16% 14% 6% 7% 3% 12%
*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
Although conditions in individual jurisdictions will vary, in your opinion, what priority should ultimately be given to cuts to fringe benefits (health care, etc.) of the jurisdiction's current retirees in the course of bankruptcy? High Priority to Pursue 11% 9% 13% 6% 11% 15% 11%
Somewhat of a Priority to Pursue 20% 31% 31% 30% 32% 32% 30%
Neither 7% 10% 8% 8% 7% 8% 8%
Somewhat of a Priority to Prevent 21% 19% 17% 16% 12% 17% 17%
High Priority to Prevent 18% 13% 12% 13% 15% 11% 14%
Action Should Never be Taken 10% 8% 6% 11% 10% 8% 9%
Don't Know 14% 10% 13% 15% 14% 8% 12%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.