Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2016 Data Tables

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Q12d. While any particular jurisdiction in fiscal distress faces unique challenges, in general, how important—if at all—do you think citizen opposition to millage or other revenue increases is as a factor in contributing to local government fiscal distress in Michigan?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
While any particular jurisdiction in fiscal distress faces unique challenges, in general, how important—if at all—do you think citizen opposition to millage or other revenue increases is as a factor in contributing to local government fiscal distress in Michigan? Very Important 54% 52% 47% 53% 51%
Somewhat Important 44% 41% 47% 38% 41%
Not Important at All 2% 4% 4% 3% 4%
Don't Know 0% 4% 1% 6% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Category Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
While any particular jurisdiction in fiscal distress faces unique challenges, in general, how important—if at all—do you think citizen opposition to millage or other revenue increases is as a factor in contributing to local government fiscal distress in Michigan? Very Important 51% 53% 49% 45% 54% 51%
Somewhat Important 40% 40% 44% 49% 42% 41%
Not Important at All 3% 4% 5% 6% 3% 4%
Don't Know 5% 3% 1% 0% 1% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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
While any particular jurisdiction in fiscal distress faces unique challenges, in general, how important—if at all—do you think citizen opposition to millage or other revenue increases is as a factor in contributing to local government fiscal distress in Michigan? Very Important 47% 54% 51% 49% 55% 51% 51%
Somewhat Important 46% 38% 39% 43% 41% 43% 41%
Not Important at All 4% 4% 5% 3% 1% 4% 4%
Don't Know 3% 4% 4% 5% 3% 2% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.