Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q4q. Has there been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in the cost of retired government employee health benefits 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 retired government employee health benefits for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 4% 0% 2% 0% 1%
Somewhat Decreased 7% 1% 10% 2% 3%
No Change 29% 21% 24% 26% 22%
Somewhat Increased 34% 5% 34% 15% 12%
Greatly Increased 18% 1% 15% 2% 4%
Not Applicable 8% 71% 16% 54% 57%
Don't Know 0% 1% 1% 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 retired government employee health benefits for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 1% 1% 3% 2% 1%
Somewhat Decreased 1% 2% 6% 4% 13% 3%
No Change 22% 22% 24% 23% 18% 22%
Somewhat Increased 4% 8% 21% 34% 46% 12%
Greatly Increased 1% 2% 8% 14% 15% 4%
Not Applicable 71% 64% 40% 19% 5% 57%
Don't Know 1% 2% 0% 2% 0% 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 retired government employee health benefits for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1%
Somewhat Decreased 1% 1% 2% 2% 3% 7% 3%
No Change 19% 29% 19% 22% 24% 20% 22%
Somewhat Increased 10% 4% 11% 10% 9% 28% 12%
Greatly Increased 5% 2% 3% 1% 3% 11% 4%
Not Applicable 63% 63% 62% 64% 58% 32% 57%
Don't Know 1% 1% 2% 0% 3% 0% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.