Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2014 Data Tables

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Q10a. There are many methods states could use to fund roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose increasing the gas and/or diesel taxes for the state to raise more revenue.

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose increasing the gas and/or diesel taxes for the state to raise more revenue. Strongly Support 35% 15% 33% 14% 19%
Somewhat Support 30% 24% 34% 22% 26%
Neither Support nor Oppose 8% 12% 12% 15% 12%
Somewhat Oppose 10% 17% 9% 14% 15%
Strongly Oppose 13% 28% 10% 32% 25%
Don't Know 5% 3% 1% 4% 3%

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose increasing the gas and/or diesel taxes for the state to raise more revenue. Strongly Support 10% 19% 21% 32% 44% 19%
Somewhat Support 22% 24% 29% 40% 33% 26%
Neither Support nor Oppose 13% 12% 19% 6% 8% 12%
Somewhat Oppose 16% 19% 13% 9% 4% 15%
Strongly Oppose 35% 24% 16% 12% 6% 25%
Don't Know 4% 2% 2% 1% 4% 3%

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
Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose increasing the gas and/or diesel taxes for the state to raise more revenue. Strongly Support 17% 15% 21% 13% 19% 27% 19%
Somewhat Support 27% 27% 22% 23% 23% 31% 26%
Neither Support nor Oppose 14% 9% 13% 15% 12% 11% 12%
Somewhat Oppose 16% 13% 19% 16% 16% 12% 15%
Strongly Oppose 22% 34% 22% 29% 27% 17% 25%
Don't Know 5% 2% 3% 4% 2% 2% 3%