Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2013 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 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 8% 1% 9% 4% 3%
No Change 28% 46% 33% 34% 42%
Somewhat Increased 52% 14% 43% 24% 21%
Greatly Increased 12% 1% 10% 3% 3%
Not Applicable 0% 37% 4% 34% 30%
Don't Know 0% 1% 0% 2% 1%
*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
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% 1% 1% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 2% 3% 2% 9% 7% 3%
No Change 40% 46% 45% 36% 32% 42%
Somewhat Increased 15% 17% 32% 40% 51% 21%
Greatly Increased 1% 1% 7% 12% 8% 3%
Not Applicable 42% 32% 13% 2% 1% 30%
Don't Know 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1%
*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
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% 0% 1% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 2% 2% 3% 1% 4% 5% 3%
No Change 32% 50% 40% 45% 39% 40% 42%
Somewhat Increased 27% 19% 20% 19% 16% 29% 21%
Greatly Increased 4% 1% 2% 2% 2% 7% 3%
Not Applicable 34% 26% 33% 32% 38% 16% 30%
Don't Know 0% 1% 2% 0% 1% 0% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.