Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2014 Data Tables

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Q4p. Comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether — in your opinion — there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year to the cost of your jurisdiction's employee pensions.

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 your jurisdiction's employee pensions? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 8% 1% 8% 1% 3%
No Change 30% 45% 32% 47% 43%
Somewhat Increased 42% 15% 43% 21% 22%
Greatly Increased 19% 1% 14% 0% 3%
Not Applicable 1% 37% 2% 29% 29%
Don't Know 0% 1% 0% 1% 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 your jurisdiction's employee pensions? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 0% 3% 3% 9% 7% 3%
No Change 42% 45% 50% 35% 30% 43%
Somewhat Increased 15% 18% 27% 40% 50% 22%
Greatly Increased 1% 1% 8% 13% 12% 3%
Not Applicable 41% 32% 11% 3% 1% 29%
Don't Know 1% 1% 1% 0% 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 your jurisdiction's employee pensions? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 0% 2% 2% 1% 2% 7% 3%
No Change 32% 46% 44% 44% 44% 41% 43%
Somewhat Increased 28% 18% 17% 20% 17% 32% 22%
Greatly Increased 8% 2% 2% 1% 1% 7% 3%
Not Applicable 30% 32% 34% 34% 33% 13% 29%
Don't Know 1% 0% 1% 0% 2% 0% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.