Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q5d. In general, to what extent do you believe regulations on septic system inspections and maintenance should be strengthened or eased?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
In general, to what extent do you believe regulations on septic system inspections and maintenance should be strengthened or eased? Significantly Strengthened 20% 30% 36% 34% 31%
Somewhat Strengthened 44% 34% 45% 38% 36%
Unchanged 26% 25% 10% 15% 21%
Somewhat Eased 3% 3% 1% 1% 2%
Significantly Eased 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Don't Know 6% 8% 8% 11% 9%
*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 believe regulations on septic system inspections and maintenance should be strengthened or eased? Significantly Strengthened 32% 28% 38% 32% 27% 31%
Somewhat Strengthened 34% 36% 37% 42% 43% 36%
Unchanged 22% 24% 19% 13% 18% 21%
Somewhat Eased 3% 2% 1% 2% 1% 2%
Significantly Eased 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Don't Know 9% 9% 6% 11% 10% 9%
*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 believe regulations on septic system inspections and maintenance should be strengthened or eased? Significantly Strengthened 28% 35% 30% 30% 27% 34% 31%
Somewhat Strengthened 40% 31% 35% 39% 38% 38% 36%
Unchanged 25% 20% 26% 19% 21% 17% 21%
Somewhat Eased 3% 4% 1% 2% 3% 1% 2%
Significantly Eased 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Don't Know 3% 8% 8% 10% 11% 10% 9%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.