Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q39c. In your opinion, overall, are the property-tax exempt organizations or parcels in your jurisdiction an asset, a liability, or both to your jurisdiction's current quality of life? (Among jurisdictions reporting the existence of at least one property-tax exempt organization or parcel within them)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
In your opinion, overall, are the property-tax exempt organizations or parcels in your jurisdiction an asset, a liability, or both to your jurisdiction's current quality of life? (Among jurisdictions reporting the existence of at least one property-tax exempt organization or parcel within them) A Significant Asset 12% 14% 24% 19% 16%
Somewhat of an Asset 44% 28% 32% 37% 30%
Both an Asset and a Liability 24% 26% 35% 30% 28%
Somewhat of a Liability 5% 7% 6% 3% 6%
A Significant Liability 5% 1% 0% 0% 1%
Not Applicable 0% 9% 1% 9% 7%
Don't Know 9% 15% 2% 2% 11%
*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, overall, are the property-tax exempt organizations or parcels in your jurisdiction an asset, a liability, or both to your jurisdiction's current quality of life? (Among jurisdictions reporting the existence of at least one property-tax exempt organization or parcel within them) A Significant Asset 13% 17% 19% 20% 22% 16%
Somewhat of an Asset 29% 28% 30% 39% 37% 30%
Both an Asset and a Liability 26% 29% 32% 32% 20% 28%
Somewhat of a Liability 7% 6% 3% 4% 10% 6%
A Significant Liability 1% 2% 0% 0% 5% 1%
Not Applicable 13% 6% 2% 1% 0% 7%
Don't Know 11% 12% 13% 5% 5% 11%
*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, overall, are the property-tax exempt organizations or parcels in your jurisdiction an asset, a liability, or both to your jurisdiction's current quality of life? (Among jurisdictions reporting the existence of at least one property-tax exempt organization or parcel within them) A Significant Asset 14% 15% 18% 13% 18% 19% 16%
Somewhat of an Asset 32% 28% 32% 29% 24% 35% 30%
Both an Asset and a Liability 28% 28% 28% 24% 33% 28% 28%
Somewhat of a Liability 6% 6% 6% 7% 6% 6% 6%
A Significant Liability 3% 0% 1% 2% 1% 0% 1%
Not Applicable 5% 11% 7% 12% 5% 3% 7%
Don't Know 11% 12% 8% 13% 13% 8% 11%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.