Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q3a: Would you say that your unit of government is less able or better able to meet its financial needs in this fiscal year compared to the last fiscal year?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Would you say that your unit of government is less able or better able to meet its financial needs in this fiscal year compared to the last fiscal year? Significantly Less 7% 2% 16% 12% 6%
Somewhat Less 46% 23% 36% 37% 28%
Neither 28% 48% 24% 34% 42%
Somewhat Better 17% 23% 21% 15% 21%
Significantly Better 2% 3% 2% 1% 3%
Don't Know 0% 1% 0% 0% 1%
*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 you say that your unit of government is less able or better able to meet its financial needs in this fiscal year compared to the last fiscal year? Significantly Less 6% 3% 7% 10% 11% 6%
Somewhat Less 28% 27% 27% 27% 36% 28%
Neither 46% 45% 37% 29% 17% 42%
Somewhat Better 17% 22% 26% 27% 28% 21%
Significantly Better 1% 2% 3% 6% 8% 3%
Don't Know 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1%
*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 you say that your unit of government is less able or better able to meet its financial needs in this fiscal year compared to the last fiscal year? Significantly Less 9% 4% 4% 5% 3% 10% 6%
Somewhat Less 26% 29% 27% 26% 27% 31% 28%
Neither 39% 45% 43% 52% 44% 26% 42%
Somewhat Better 24% 19% 22% 14% 23% 26% 21%
Significantly Better 1% 2% 3% 2% 1% 5% 3%
Don't Know 0% 1% 1% 2% 1% 0% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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