Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q9a. Now, if the state legislature increases funding for roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction by some amount, which of the following, in your opinion, would be closest to meeting your jurisdiction’s needs 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
Now, if the state legislature increases funding for roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction by some amount, which of the following, in your opinion, would be closest to meeting your jurisdiction’s needs to maintain the roads and bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries? No state funding increase needed 3% 6% 6% 8% 6%
50% increase in state funding needed 40% 40% 44% 49% 42%
100% increase (doubling) in state funding needed 29% 26% 24% 24% 26%
More than 100% increase in state funding needed 6% 10% 21% 8% 11%
Don't Know 22% 18% 4% 11% 15%

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Now, if the state legislature increases funding for roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction by some amount, which of the following, in your opinion, would be closest to meeting your jurisdiction’s needs to maintain the roads and bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries? No state funding increase needed 8% 6% 3% 5% 3% 6%
50% increase in state funding needed 44% 42% 41% 33% 45% 42%
100% increase (doubling) in state funding needed 24% 26% 29% 28% 25% 26%
More than 100% increase in state funding needed 9% 10% 15% 19% 15% 11%
Don't Know 15% 16% 12% 15% 12% 15%

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
Now, if the state legislature increases funding for roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction by some amount, which of the following, in your opinion, would be closest to meeting your jurisdiction’s needs to maintain the roads and bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries? No state funding increase needed 1% 7% 6% 10% 2% 7% 6%
50% increase in state funding needed 39% 40% 44% 48% 38% 40% 42%
100% increase (doubling) in state funding needed 36% 27% 21% 18% 31% 26% 26%
More than 100% increase in state funding needed 10% 7% 12% 9% 15% 15% 11%
Don't Know 14% 18% 17% 15% 14% 12% 15%