Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q4r. 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 retired employee health benefits.

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 retired employee health benefits? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 6% 1% 7% 3% 2%
No Change 28% 25% 19% 29% 25%
Somewhat Increased 26% 6% 48% 11% 14%
Greatly Increased 15% 1% 12% 2% 3%
Not Applicable 25% 67% 13% 52% 55%
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 your jurisdiction's retired employee health benefits? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 0% 2% 3% 11% 6% 2%
No Change 27% 23% 31% 19% 19% 25%
Somewhat Increased 6% 9% 21% 34% 53% 14%
Greatly Increased 0% 2% 8% 12% 13% 3%
Not Applicable 65% 63% 38% 24% 9% 55%
Don't Know 1% 1% 0% 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 retired employee health benefits? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 1% 3% 3% 1% 2% 3% 2%
No Change 22% 25% 23% 27% 22% 27% 25%
Somewhat Increased 12% 6% 10% 10% 11% 32% 14%
Greatly Increased 3% 1% 2% 2% 2% 9% 3%
Not Applicable 60% 65% 61% 59% 61% 28% 55%
Don't Know 1% 0% 0% 1% 3% 0% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.