Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2012 Data Tables

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Q17: In your opinion, overall, have the union(s) that represent your employees been an asset, a liability, or neither, to your jurisdiction's fiscal health in the last 12 months? (Among jurisdictions reporting union employees)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
In your opinion, overall, have the union(s) that represent your employees been an asset, a liability, or neither, to your jurisdiction's fiscal health in the last 12 months? (Among jurisdictions reporting union employees) A Significant Asset 7% 4% 6% 0% 5%
Somewhat of an Asset 19% 10% 20% 16% 17%
Neither an Asset nor a Liability 45% 55% 38% 47% 44%
Somewhat of a Liability 15% 20% 22% 35% 22%
A Significant Liability 12% 9% 11% 3% 10%
Don't Know 2% 2% 2% 0% 2%
*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
In your opinion, overall, have the union(s) that represent your employees been an asset, a liability, or neither, to your jurisdiction's fiscal health in the last 12 months? (Among jurisdictions reporting union employees) A Significant Asset 0% 4% 3% 6% 9% 5%
Somewhat of an Asset 0% 15% 16% 22% 20% 17%
Neither an Asset nor a Liability 68% 45% 47% 36% 43% 44%
Somewhat of a Liability 32% 27% 18% 24% 13% 22%
A Significant Liability 0% 7% 9% 12% 14% 10%
Don't Know 0% 3% 6% 0% 0% 2%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  MI regions based on State of the State Survey Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
In your opinion, overall, have the union(s) that represent your employees been an asset, a liability, or neither, to your jurisdiction's fiscal health in the last 12 months? (Among jurisdictions reporting union employees) A Significant Asset 3% 0% 9% 2% 2% 8% 5%
Somewhat of an Asset 18% 9% 17% 14% 21% 19% 17%
Neither an Asset nor a Liability 49% 47% 44% 60% 40% 38% 44%
Somewhat of a Liability 14% 31% 20% 21% 29% 20% 22%
A Significant Liability 10% 13% 8% 0% 5% 14% 10%
Don't Know 6% 0% 2% 2% 2% 1% 2%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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