Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q33g: Would the majority of your jurisdiction's citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts to utilities (water/sewer/lighting, etc.)?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Would the majority of your jurisdiction's citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts to utilities (water/sewer/lighting, etc.)? Citizens would choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts 8% 13% 32% 37% 19%
Citizens would choose service cuts to avoid higher taxes 27% 15% 33% 33% 21%
Not Applicable 42% 57% 12% 12% 43%
Don't Know 22% 15% 23% 18% 17%
*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
Would the majority of your jurisdiction's citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts to utilities (water/sewer/lighting, etc.)? Citizens would choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts 21% 15% 22% 21% 25% 19%
Citizens would choose service cuts to avoid higher taxes 16% 21% 27% 32% 27% 21%
Not Applicable 51% 48% 25% 23% 21% 43%
Don't Know 12% 16% 25% 25% 26% 17%
*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
Would the majority of your jurisdiction's citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts to utilities (water/sewer/lighting, etc.)? Citizens would choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts 23% 17% 14% 19% 18% 24% 19%
Citizens would choose service cuts to avoid higher taxes 24% 14% 20% 20% 20% 29% 21%
Not Applicable 40% 56% 48% 44% 45% 25% 43%
Don't Know 13% 13% 17% 16% 17% 22% 17%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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