Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q14b. Looking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, in your opinion, would the majority of your jurisdiction's citizens support or oppose the pursuit of additional local revenue dedicated to roads, through existing options such as millages or potential new options like sales or fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees, etc.?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Looking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, in your opinion, would the majority of your jurisdiction's citizens support or oppose the pursuit of additional local revenue dedicated to roads, through existing options such as millages or potential new options like sales or fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees, etc.? Strongly Support 0% 4% 4% 1% 3%
Somewhat Support 32% 22% 29% 17% 23%
Neither Support nor Oppose 10% 13% 20% 7% 13%
Somewhat Oppose 22% 21% 21% 27% 22%
Strongly Oppose 14% 21% 18% 29% 22%
Don't Know 22% 18% 9% 19% 17%

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Looking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, in your opinion, would the majority of your jurisdiction's citizens support or oppose the pursuit of additional local revenue dedicated to roads, through existing options such as millages or potential new options like sales or fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees, etc.? Strongly Support 4% 3% 3% 7% 3% 3%
Somewhat Support 18% 25% 24% 28% 38% 23%
Neither Support nor Oppose 12% 14% 17% 10% 11% 13%
Somewhat Oppose 25% 20% 22% 22% 14% 22%
Strongly Oppose 25% 21% 18% 22% 11% 22%
Don't Know 17% 17% 15% 12% 23% 17%

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
Looking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, in your opinion, would the majority of your jurisdiction's citizens support or oppose the pursuit of additional local revenue dedicated to roads, through existing options such as millages or potential new options like sales or fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees, etc.? Strongly Support 3% 5% 2% 3% 1% 6% 3%
Somewhat Support 25% 23% 20% 20% 24% 28% 23%
Neither Support nor Oppose 8% 14% 14% 13% 14% 13% 13%
Somewhat Oppose 24% 23% 22% 26% 21% 17% 22%
Strongly Oppose 25% 20% 23% 20% 24% 20% 22%
Don't Know 15% 16% 19% 18% 15% 17% 17%