Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q15a. Looking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for the maintenance, improvement, and construction of roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, do you think the majority of your citizens would support or oppose raising additional local revenue through a special assessment? (Excluding those jurisdictions that report a majority of citizens oppose the pursuit of additional local revenue dedicated to roads)

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 the maintenance, improvement, and construction of roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, do you think the majority of your citizens would support or oppose raising additional local revenue through a special assessment? (Excluding those jurisdictions that report a majority of citizens oppose the pursuit of additional local revenue dedicated to roads) Strongly Support 2% 3% 0% 2% 2%
Somewhat Support 29% 18% 27% 25% 21%
Neither Support nor Oppose 2% 16% 18% 17% 16%
Somewhat Oppose 20% 22% 28% 12% 22%
Strongly Oppose 27% 22% 18% 15% 21%
Don't Know 19% 20% 9% 29% 19%

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 the maintenance, improvement, and construction of roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, do you think the majority of your citizens would support or oppose raising additional local revenue through a special assessment? (Excluding those jurisdictions that report a majority of citizens oppose the pursuit of additional local revenue dedicated to roads) Strongly Support 1% 3% 1% 5% 3% 2%
Somewhat Support 18% 18% 24% 31% 26% 21%
Neither Support nor Oppose 16% 19% 19% 8% 6% 16%
Somewhat Oppose 20% 21% 23% 27% 21% 22%
Strongly Oppose 21% 21% 19% 14% 27% 21%
Don't Know 24% 18% 13% 14% 17% 19%

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 the maintenance, improvement, and construction of roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, do you think the majority of your citizens would support or oppose raising additional local revenue through a special assessment? (Excluding those jurisdictions that report a majority of citizens oppose the pursuit of additional local revenue dedicated to roads) Strongly Support 0% 1% 2% 4% 2% 4% 2%
Somewhat Support 16% 14% 15% 22% 26% 28% 21%
Neither Support nor Oppose 9% 17% 23% 17% 12% 14% 16%
Somewhat Oppose 40% 23% 16% 17% 25% 18% 22%
Strongly Oppose 16% 24% 20% 22% 17% 23% 21%
Don't Know 18% 20% 25% 19% 19% 14% 19%