Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q36i: How important, if at all, do you believe it is to significantly reform regional taxation?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
How important, if at all, do you believe it is to significantly reform regional taxation? (Among those jurisdictions reporting the system for funding local governments needs significant reform) Very Important 6% 14% 22% 17% 16%
Somewhat Important 17% 24% 32% 25% 26%
Not Important at All 50% 29% 27% 27% 29%
Don't Know 27% 33% 19% 31% 29%
*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
How important, if at all, do you believe it is to significantly reform regional taxation? (Among those jurisdictions reporting the system for funding local governments needs significant reform) Very Important 17% 13% 12% 21% 18% 16%
Somewhat Important 21% 31% 35% 17% 25% 26%
Not Important at All 25% 29% 30% 38% 35% 29%
Don't Know 37% 27% 23% 24% 22% 29%
*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
How important, if at all, do you believe it is to significantly reform regional taxation? (Among those jurisdictions reporting the system for funding local governments needs significant reform) Very Important 18% 12% 13% 17% 17% 17% 16%
Somewhat Important 25% 19% 27% 24% 25% 31% 26%
Not Important at All 26% 36% 29% 25% 32% 27% 29%
Don't Know 30% 33% 31% 33% 26% 24% 29%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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