Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2017 Data Tables

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Q28. Some local government policies — such as utility connection fees or zoning requirements (minimum lot sizes, required landscaping, etc.) — may make it more expensive to build new housing or to renovate existing housing stock. To what extent do you agree or disagree that your jurisdiction’s policies or zoning requirements are hindering new construction or renovation in your jurisdiction?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Some local government policies — such as utility connection fees or zoning requirements (minimum lot sizes, required landscaping, etc.) — may make it more expensive to build new housing or to renovate existing housing stock. To what extent do you agree or disagree that your jurisdiction’s policies or zoning requirements are hindering new construction or renovation in your jurisdiction? Strongly Agree 3% 5% 3% 0% 4%
Somewhat Agree 10% 13% 14% 11% 13%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 32% 25% 18% 26% 24%
Somewhat Disagree 19% 17% 27% 20% 19%
Strongly Disagree 22% 31% 36% 38% 32%
Don't Know 14% 9% 2% 5% 7%
*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
Some local government policies — such as utility connection fees or zoning requirements (minimum lot sizes, required landscaping, etc.) — may make it more expensive to build new housing or to renovate existing housing stock. To what extent do you agree or disagree that your jurisdiction’s policies or zoning requirements are hindering new construction or renovation in your jurisdiction? Strongly Agree 4% 4% 2% 5% 5% 4%
Somewhat Agree 12% 13% 13% 19% 10% 13%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 27% 24% 24% 21% 15% 24%
Somewhat Disagree 17% 18% 25% 22% 29% 19%
Strongly Disagree 30% 35% 33% 29% 32% 32%
Don't Know 10% 6% 4% 4% 8% 7%
*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
Some local government policies — such as utility connection fees or zoning requirements (minimum lot sizes, required landscaping, etc.) — may make it more expensive to build new housing or to renovate existing housing stock. To what extent do you agree or disagree that your jurisdiction’s policies or zoning requirements are hindering new construction or renovation in your jurisdiction? Strongly Agree 2% 4% 4% 4% 5% 5% 4%
Somewhat Agree 9% 13% 15% 13% 11% 15% 13%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 21% 33% 22% 22% 26% 20% 24%
Somewhat Disagree 18% 18% 19% 19% 17% 24% 19%
Strongly Disagree 39% 24% 32% 34% 34% 33% 32%
Don't Know 11% 9% 8% 7% 7% 3% 7%