Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q15d. 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 local/regional fuel tax (if it were allowed in Michigan)? (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 local/regional fuel tax (if it were allowed in Michigan)? (Excluding those jurisdictions that report a majority of citizens oppose the pursuit of additional local revenue dedicated to roads) Strongly Support 2% 2% 2% 1% 2%
Somewhat Support 9% 10% 26% 12% 13%
Neither Support nor Oppose 17% 18% 17% 18% 18%
Somewhat Oppose 25% 26% 26% 20% 25%
Strongly Oppose 25% 25% 17% 20% 23%
Don't Know 22% 19% 12% 30% 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 local/regional fuel tax (if it were allowed in Michigan)? (Excluding those jurisdictions that report a majority of citizens oppose the pursuit of additional local revenue dedicated to roads) Strongly Support 2% 1% 0% 4% 6% 2%
Somewhat Support 7% 13% 21% 19% 26% 13%
Neither Support nor Oppose 14% 21% 24% 18% 13% 18%
Somewhat Oppose 25% 26% 19% 35% 17% 25%
Strongly Oppose 28% 23% 21% 12% 19% 23%
Don't Know 24% 17% 16% 12% 20% 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 local/regional fuel tax (if it were allowed in Michigan)? (Excluding those jurisdictions that report a majority of citizens oppose the pursuit of additional local revenue dedicated to roads) Strongly Support 3% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 2%
Somewhat Support 15% 6% 13% 9% 10% 24% 13%
Neither Support nor Oppose 13% 14% 17% 20% 22% 19% 18%
Somewhat Oppose 26% 33% 25% 22% 25% 22% 25%
Strongly Oppose 21% 31% 19% 27% 25% 16% 23%
Don't Know 23% 15% 25% 21% 18% 16% 19%