Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2015 Data Tables

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Q20. Overall, how effective would you say your jurisdiction's efforts, if any, have been at controlling costs related to its retirement income benefits? (Among those jurisdictions that reported having defined benefit or hybrid retirement income benefit plans)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Overall, how effective would you say your jurisdiction's efforts, if any, have been at controlling costs related to its retirement income benefits? (Among those jurisdictions that reported having defined benefit or hybrid retirement income benefit plans) Very Effective 38% 39% 13% 34% 29%
Somewhat Effective 45% 24% 64% 25% 42%
Neither Effective nor Ineffective 8% 25% 11% 15% 17%
Somewhat Ineffective 3% 4% 7% 10% 6%
Very Ineffective 5% 0% 2% 11% 3%
Don't Know 0% 7% 2% 4% 4%
*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, how effective would you say your jurisdiction's efforts, if any, have been at controlling costs related to its retirement income benefits? (Among those jurisdictions that reported having defined benefit or hybrid retirement income benefit plans) Very Effective 33% 27% 19% 25% 38% 29%
Somewhat Effective 34% 33% 58% 53% 46% 42%
Neither Effective nor Ineffective 25% 21% 10% 13% 6% 17%
Somewhat Ineffective 4% 8% 7% 6% 4% 6%
Very Ineffective 3% 3% 0% 2% 5% 3%
Don't Know 2% 8% 5% 1% 1% 4%
*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, how effective would you say your jurisdiction's efforts, if any, have been at controlling costs related to its retirement income benefits? (Among those jurisdictions that reported having defined benefit or hybrid retirement income benefit plans) Very Effective 21% 33% 45% 26% 26% 22% 29%
Somewhat Effective 39% 49% 25% 37% 39% 54% 42%
Neither Effective nor Ineffective 28% 11% 14% 24% 18% 12% 17%
Somewhat Ineffective 9% 2% 8% 3% 7% 7% 6%
Very Ineffective 2% 2% 3% 5% 5% 2% 3%
Don't Know 2% 3% 5% 5% 5% 3% 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.