Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q5c: Thinking about the next fiscal year, which action has your jurisdiction taken or is likely to take regarding reliance on general fund balance?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Thinking about the next fiscal year, which action has your jurisdiction taken or is likely to take regarding reliance on general fund balance? Greatly Decrease 2% 0% 1% 2% 1%
Somewhat Decrease 1% 4% 5% 4% 4%
No Change 41% 63% 42% 58% 58%
Somewhat Increase 45% 28% 43% 30% 31%
Greatly Increase 7% 2% 8% 3% 3%
Not Applicable 3% 1% 1% 2% 1%
Don't Know 0% 2% 0% 1% 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
Thinking about the next fiscal year, which action has your jurisdiction taken or is likely to take regarding reliance on general fund balance? Greatly Decrease 1% 1% 0% 2% 0% 1%
Somewhat Decrease 2% 5% 4% 4% 4% 4%
No Change 61% 59% 55% 46% 52% 58%
Somewhat Increase 29% 30% 38% 41% 34% 31%
Greatly Increase 4% 3% 3% 5% 4% 3%
Not Applicable 1% 1% 0% 1% 6% 1%
Don't Know 2% 2% 0% 2% 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
Thinking about the next fiscal year, which action has your jurisdiction taken or is likely to take regarding reliance on general fund balance? Greatly Decrease 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1%
Somewhat Decrease 3% 2% 4% 2% 5% 7% 4%
No Change 53% 62% 58% 61% 59% 53% 58%
Somewhat Increase 36% 32% 34% 27% 29% 32% 31%
Greatly Increase 5% 4% 2% 3% 2% 4% 3%
Not Applicable 1% 0% 0% 2% 2% 2% 1%
Don't Know 1% 1% 1% 4% 2% 1% 2%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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