Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q4o: Has there been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in the cost of government employee pensions for your jurisdiction?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Has there been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in the cost of government employee pensions for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 1% 0% 1% 1% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 11% 2% 9% 5% 4%
No Change 30% 50% 34% 40% 45%
Somewhat Increased 47% 10% 40% 22% 18%
Greatly Increased 11% 1% 12% 1% 3%
Not Applicable 0% 37% 2% 30% 29%
Don't Know 0% 1% 2% 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
Has there been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in the cost of government employee pensions for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 2% 3% 6% 9% 11% 4%
No Change 46% 49% 51% 32% 32% 45%
Somewhat Increased 10% 14% 24% 44% 43% 18%
Greatly Increased 0% 2% 8% 10% 11% 3%
Not Applicable 40% 31% 10% 4% 1% 29%
Don't Know 0% 1% 2% 1% 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
Has there been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in the cost of government employee pensions for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 2% 3% 4% 3% 1% 10% 4%
No Change 36% 56% 46% 47% 45% 39% 45%
Somewhat Increased 28% 10% 15% 17% 16% 25% 18%
Greatly Increased 5% 0% 2% 2% 1% 9% 3%
Not Applicable 28% 30% 33% 31% 35% 15% 29%
Don't Know 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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