Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q15f. 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 income 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 income 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 0% 1% 0% 1% 1%
Somewhat Support 6% 4% 10% 5% 5%
Neither Support nor Oppose 7% 15% 17% 17% 15%
Somewhat Oppose 28% 25% 30% 20% 26%
Strongly Oppose 39% 34% 32% 24% 33%
Don't Know 19% 20% 11% 33% 20%

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 income 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 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1%
Somewhat Support 3% 6% 8% 4% 11% 5%
Neither Support nor Oppose 13% 17% 20% 10% 14% 15%
Somewhat Oppose 25% 24% 28% 40% 18% 26%
Strongly Oppose 31% 35% 27% 35% 36% 33%
Don't Know 27% 17% 16% 11% 20% 20%

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 income 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 1% 0% 0% 2% 1% 1% 1%
Somewhat Support 3% 2% 5% 5% 5% 10% 5%
Neither Support nor Oppose 10% 14% 17% 18% 15% 14% 15%
Somewhat Oppose 33% 29% 21% 23% 27% 25% 26%
Strongly Oppose 29% 39% 32% 31% 33% 33% 33%
Don't Know 25% 16% 25% 21% 19% 17% 20%