Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q10h. 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 traffic violation fines, surcharges, and permit fees 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 traffic violation fines, surcharges, and permit fees for the state to raise more revenue. Strongly Support 11% 11% 10% 15% 12%
Somewhat Support 26% 34% 37% 37% 34%
Neither Support nor Oppose 15% 20% 24% 20% 20%
Somewhat Oppose 23% 15% 16% 13% 15%
Strongly Oppose 18% 16% 12% 11% 15%
Don't Know 7% 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 traffic violation fines, surcharges, and permit fees for the state to raise more revenue. Strongly Support 11% 12% 13% 13% 11% 12%
Somewhat Support 36% 33% 34% 34% 35% 34%
Neither Support nor Oppose 20% 21% 21% 23% 11% 20%
Somewhat Oppose 14% 15% 25% 14% 18% 15%
Strongly Oppose 14% 17% 6% 14% 19% 15%
Don't Know 4% 3% 2% 2% 5% 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 traffic violation fines, surcharges, and permit fees for the state to raise more revenue. Strongly Support 11% 11% 12% 12% 10% 13% 12%
Somewhat Support 32% 33% 35% 31% 36% 38% 34%
Neither Support nor Oppose 21% 23% 22% 19% 19% 16% 20%
Somewhat Oppose 17% 14% 14% 16% 16% 17% 15%
Strongly Oppose 13% 16% 14% 18% 16% 12% 15%
Don't Know 6% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3%