Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q10f. 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 introducing mileage fees (Vehicle Miles Traveled) 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 introducing mileage fees (Vehicle Miles Traveled) for the state to raise more revenue. Strongly Support 7% 3% 8% 3% 4%
Somewhat Support 12% 9% 24% 7% 11%
Neither Support nor Oppose 14% 17% 18% 21% 17%
Somewhat Oppose 17% 16% 17% 16% 16%
Strongly Oppose 44% 47% 31% 42% 44%
Don't Know 7% 7% 2% 12% 7%

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 introducing mileage fees (Vehicle Miles Traveled) for the state to raise more revenue. Strongly Support 3% 3% 3% 9% 11% 4%
Somewhat Support 10% 9% 18% 22% 9% 11%
Neither Support nor Oppose 17% 19% 19% 11% 18% 17%
Somewhat Oppose 16% 16% 18% 19% 18% 16%
Strongly Oppose 47% 45% 38% 34% 39% 44%
Don't Know 8% 7% 5% 6% 6% 7%

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 introducing mileage fees (Vehicle Miles Traveled) for the state to raise more revenue. Strongly Support 5% 4% 4% 2% 3% 6% 4%
Somewhat Support 11% 10% 11% 9% 12% 15% 11%
Neither Support nor Oppose 17% 17% 17% 20% 18% 15% 17%
Somewhat Oppose 13% 14% 16% 18% 19% 18% 16%
Strongly Oppose 44% 50% 43% 47% 40% 39% 44%
Don't Know 10% 5% 9% 5% 8% 7% 7%