Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q4b. In your opinion, where would you say the majority of your jurisdiction’s citizens would rank the need for road and bridge maintenance and improvement compared to other public service priorities (e.g., public safety services, economic development, public health, trash collection, etc.) for your local government?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
In your opinion, where would you say the majority of your jurisdiction’s citizens would rank the need for road and bridge maintenance and improvement compared to other public service priorities (e.g., public safety services, economic development, public health, trash collection, etc.) for your local government? Roads are the top priority for the jurisdiction 27% 40% 23% 25% 35%
Roads are a priority, but not the top 64% 54% 72% 64% 58%
Roads are a low priority 5% 4% 3% 7% 4%
Roads are not a priority at all 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Don't Know 4% 2% 2% 5% 3%

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
In your opinion, where would you say the majority of your jurisdiction’s citizens would rank the need for road and bridge maintenance and improvement compared to other public service priorities (e.g., public safety services, economic development, public health, trash collection, etc.) for your local government? Roads are the top priority for the jurisdiction 35% 35% 38% 33% 30% 35%
Roads are a priority, but not the top 55% 59% 56% 65% 66% 58%
Roads are a low priority 5% 4% 3% 1% 2% 4%
Roads are not a priority at all 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
Don't Know 4% 2% 3% 1% 1% 3%

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
In your opinion, where would you say the majority of your jurisdiction’s citizens would rank the need for road and bridge maintenance and improvement compared to other public service priorities (e.g., public safety services, economic development, public health, trash collection, etc.) for your local government? Roads are the top priority for the jurisdiction 35% 29% 36% 34% 38% 36% 35%
Roads are a priority, but not the top 56% 60% 56% 60% 56% 60% 58%
Roads are a low priority 6% 5% 5% 4% 3% 2% 4%
Roads are not a priority at all 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Don't Know 2% 5% 3% 2% 3% 2% 3%