Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q8a. If the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, in your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, would it be to maintain the roads and bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
If the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, in your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, would it be to maintain the roads and bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries? A Significant Problem 58% 53% 58% 47% 53%
Somewhat of a Problem 35% 36% 35% 38% 36%
Not Much of a Problem 3% 8% 7% 12% 8%
Not a Problem at All 0% 1% 0% 1% 1%
Don't Know 5% 2% 1% 3% 2%

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
If the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, in your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, would it be to maintain the roads and bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries? A Significant Problem 50% 52% 54% 61% 65% 53%
Somewhat of a Problem 35% 38% 39% 32% 30% 36%
Not Much of a Problem 10% 7% 6% 6% 3% 8%
Not a Problem at All 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1%
Don't Know 3% 2% 1% 0% 2% 2%

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
If the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, in your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, would it be to maintain the roads and bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries? A Significant Problem 62% 46% 58% 39% 58% 59% 53%
Somewhat of a Problem 30% 41% 33% 45% 36% 30% 36%
Not Much of a Problem 5% 10% 7% 11% 3% 10% 8%
Not a Problem at All 0% 1% 0% 2% 1% 1% 1%
Don't Know 4% 2% 2% 3% 2% 0% 2%