Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q5. Once again, thinking about the condition of roads and bridges in your community overall, to what degree would you say their condition has changed over the past five years, if at all? Please indicate whether—in your opinion—the overall condition of roads and bridges in your geographic boundaries, in general, has improved, deteriorated, or not changed significantly over the past five years.

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Please indicate whether—in your opinion—the overall condition of roads and bridges in your geographic boundaries, in general, has improved, deteriorated, or not changed significantly over the past five years. Significantly Improved 1% 9% 10% 18% 10%
Somewhat Improved 19% 28% 24% 23% 26%
No Significant Change Overall 15% 15% 9% 16% 15%
Somewhat Deteriorated 35% 28% 31% 25% 29%
Significantly Deteriorated 25% 19% 24% 16% 20%
Don't Know 5% 1% 1% 3% 1%

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Please indicate whether—in your opinion—the overall condition of roads and bridges in your geographic boundaries, in general, has improved, deteriorated, or not changed significantly over the past five years. Significantly Improved 13% 10% 10% 6% 4% 10%
Somewhat Improved 25% 29% 28% 24% 10% 26%
No Significant Change Overall 16% 15% 11% 14% 8% 15%
Somewhat Deteriorated 26% 28% 33% 33% 36% 29%
Significantly Deteriorated 19% 17% 19% 22% 38% 20%
Don't Know 1% 1% 0% 1% 3% 1%

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
Please indicate whether—in your opinion—the overall condition of roads and bridges in your geographic boundaries, in general, has improved, deteriorated, or not changed significantly over the past five years. Significantly Improved 9% 12% 8% 15% 6% 10% 10%
Somewhat Improved 27% 28% 27% 29% 18% 26% 26%
No Significant Change Overall 13% 20% 11% 19% 11% 13% 15%
Somewhat Deteriorated 35% 21% 34% 21% 36% 28% 29%
Significantly Deteriorated 16% 19% 19% 14% 27% 23% 20%
Don't Know 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 0% 1%