Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q7c. Now we're interested in your views on issues related to wind energy. Wind energy is becoming more common in Michigan, including the use of small wind turbines for individual homes or businesses as well as the installation of larger, utility-scale turbines, and wind farms with numerous turbines. As far as you know, are there currently any larger, utility-scale wind turbines and/or efforts to add or expand these kinds of turbines in neighboring jurisdictions that may impact your jurisdiction?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
As far as you know, are there currently any larger, utility-scale wind turbines and/or efforts to add or expand these kinds of turbines in neighboring jurisdictions that may impact your jurisdiction? Currently have these kinds of turbines 23% 10% 8% 6% 10%
Efforts to add/expand these kinds of turbines 15% 9% 7% 6% 8%
No, Neither 48% 70% 80% 73% 71%
Don't Know 14% 12% 5% 15% 11%
*Respondents could select multiple response options from the list above. Therefore column totals are not intended to sum to 100% for this question.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
As far as you know, are there currently any larger, utility-scale wind turbines and/or efforts to add or expand these kinds of turbines in neighboring jurisdictions that may impact your jurisdiction? Currently have these kinds of turbines 12% 9% 2% 7% 16% 10%
Efforts to add/expand these kinds of turbines 9% 8% 3% 14% 9% 8%
No, Neither 67% 73% 86% 72% 59% 71%
Don't Know 13% 11% 9% 8% 16% 11%
*Respondents could select multiple response options from the list above. Therefore column totals are not intended to sum to 100% for this question.

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
As far as you know, are there currently any larger, utility-scale wind turbines and/or efforts to add or expand these kinds of turbines in neighboring jurisdictions that may impact your jurisdiction? Currently have these kinds of turbines 5% 7% 11% 27% 2% 2% 10%
Efforts to add/expand these kinds of turbines 8% 11% 9% 10% 6% 5% 8%
No, Neither 75% 71% 67% 56% 77% 84% 71%
Don't Know 11% 12% 13% 9% 15% 9% 11%
*Respondents could select multiple response options from the list above. Therefore column totals are not intended to sum to 100% for this question.