Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q6b. Overall, do you consider your jurisdiction's pay rate(s) for current employees to be too high, about right, or too low?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Overall, do you consider your jurisdiction's pay rate(s) for current employees to be too high, about right, or too low? Too High 4% 1% 7% 1% 2%
About Right 59% 63% 65% 55% 62%
Too Low 33% 18% 28% 38% 23%
Not Applicable 0% 16% 0% 5% 12%
Don't Know 3% 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
Overall, do you consider your jurisdiction's pay rate(s) for current employees to be too high, about right, or too low? Too High 0% 2% 4% 5% 7% 2%
About Right 57% 64% 74% 59% 69% 62%
Too Low 23% 20% 20% 36% 23% 23%
Not Applicable 18% 12% 2% 0% 0% 12%
Don't Know 2% 1% 1% 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
Overall, do you consider your jurisdiction's pay rate(s) for current employees to be too high, about right, or too low? Too High 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 6% 2%
About Right 68% 59% 66% 56% 61% 63% 62%
Too Low 22% 23% 20% 21% 26% 26% 23%
Not Applicable 8% 17% 10% 19% 10% 5% 12%
Don't Know 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% 0% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.