Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2013 Data Tables

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Q10. Thinking specifically about defined benefit plans (i.e., traditional pensions) and/or hybrid plans, does your jurisdiction have unfunded fiscal obligations as a result of providing retirement income? (Among those jurisdictions reporting offering defined benefit or hybrid plans)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Thinking specifically about defined benefit plans (i.e., traditional pensions) and/or hybrid plans, does your jurisdiction have unfunded fiscal obligations as a result of providing retirement income? (Among those jurisdictions reporting offering defined benefit or hybrid plans) Yes 84% 22% 77% 48% 55%
No 16% 69% 19% 37% 38%
Not Applicable 0% 2% 2% 5% 2%
Don't Know 0% 7% 2% 10% 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Thinking specifically about defined benefit plans (i.e., traditional pensions) and/or hybrid plans, does your jurisdiction have unfunded fiscal obligations as a result of providing retirement income? (Among those jurisdictions reporting offering defined benefit or hybrid plans) Yes 27% 50% 62% 78% 76% 55%
No 61% 43% 35% 16% 24% 38%
Not Applicable 5% 2% 2% 0% 0% 2%
Don't Know 7% 5% 1% 6% 0% 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
Thinking specifically about defined benefit plans (i.e., traditional pensions) and/or hybrid plans, does your jurisdiction have unfunded fiscal obligations as a result of providing retirement income? (Among those jurisdictions reporting offering defined benefit or hybrid plans) Yes 55% 44% 53% 55% 39% 69% 55%
No 41% 51% 39% 38% 53% 25% 38%
Not Applicable 0% 4% 1% 1% 5% 1% 2%
Don't Know 4% 0% 7% 5% 3% 5% 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.