Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q11. In your opinion, are your jurisdiction's unfunded pension and/or hybrid plan obligations a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all for your jurisdiction's fiscal health? (Among those jurisdictions reporting offering retirement income benefits and having fiscal obligations as a result of defined benefit or hybrid plans)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
In your opinion, are your jurisdiction's unfunded pension and/or hybrid plan obligations a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all for your jurisdiction's fiscal health? (Among those jurisdictions reporting offering retirement income benefits and having fiscal obligations as a result of defined benefit or hybrid plans) A Significant Problem 30% 9% 30% 12% 25%
Somewhat of a Problem 42% 60% 46% 37% 46%
Not Much of a Problem 23% 19% 19% 37% 22%
Not a Problem at All 5% 12% 6% 13% 7%
Don't Know 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
*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
In your opinion, are your jurisdiction's unfunded pension and/or hybrid plan obligations a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all for your jurisdiction's fiscal health? (Among those jurisdictions reporting offering retirement income benefits and having fiscal obligations as a result of defined benefit or hybrid plans) A Significant Problem 15% 14% 37% 28% 31% 25%
Somewhat of a Problem 35% 54% 40% 48% 44% 46%
Not Much of a Problem 44% 22% 14% 18% 21% 22%
Not a Problem at All 6% 11% 9% 6% 4% 7%
Don't Know 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
*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
In your opinion, are your jurisdiction's unfunded pension and/or hybrid plan obligations a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all for your jurisdiction's fiscal health? (Among those jurisdictions reporting offering retirement income benefits and having fiscal obligations as a result of defined benefit or hybrid plans) A Significant Problem 37% 15% 8% 18% 18% 35% 25%
Somewhat of a Problem 33% 53% 52% 42% 48% 47% 46%
Not Much of a Problem 23% 29% 29% 34% 30% 10% 22%
Not a Problem at All 7% 3% 12% 6% 4% 8% 7%
Don't Know 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.