Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q14d. Looking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, in your opinion, would you personally as a local official 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 you personally as a local official 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 12% 18% 30% 15% 19%
Somewhat Support 29% 31% 36% 26% 31%
Neither Support nor Oppose 20% 13% 11% 20% 14%
Somewhat Oppose 10% 15% 10% 16% 14%
Strongly Oppose 23% 18% 9% 18% 17%
Don't Know 6% 6% 4% 5% 5%

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 you personally as a local official 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 15% 19% 23% 25% 31% 19%
Somewhat Support 29% 32% 37% 36% 23% 31%
Neither Support nor Oppose 16% 12% 13% 11% 14% 14%
Somewhat Oppose 18% 13% 9% 11% 12% 14%
Strongly Oppose 17% 18% 14% 14% 14% 17%
Don't Know 5% 6% 5% 3% 6% 5%

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 you personally as a local official 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 16% 18% 19% 14% 22% 26% 19%
Somewhat Support 28% 30% 33% 27% 32% 34% 31%
Neither Support nor Oppose 17% 15% 12% 17% 13% 10% 14%
Somewhat Oppose 14% 14% 13% 18% 11% 14% 14%
Strongly Oppose 18% 19% 17% 18% 19% 11% 17%
Don't Know 8% 5% 6% 6% 3% 5% 5%