Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q23. Regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction's defined benefit and/or hybrid plan pension obligations are currently fully funded, in your opinion, are these obligations a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all for your jurisdiction's fiscal health? (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
Regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction's defined benefit and/or hybrid plan pension obligations are currently fully funded, in your opinion, are these obligations a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all for your jurisdiction's fiscal health? (Among those jurisdictions that reported having defined benefit or hybrid retirement income benefit plans) A Significant Problem 16% 4% 27% 14% 15%
Somewhat of a Problem 40% 15% 46% 40% 33%
Not Much of a Problem 38% 29% 20% 19% 26%
Not a Problem at All 6% 44% 6% 22% 22%
Don't Know 0% 8% 1% 5% 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
Regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction's defined benefit and/or hybrid plan pension obligations are currently fully funded, in your opinion, are these obligations a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all for your jurisdiction's fiscal health? (Among those jurisdictions that reported having defined benefit or hybrid retirement income benefit plans) A Significant Problem 3% 12% 16% 29% 24% 15%
Somewhat of a Problem 23% 32% 37% 36% 41% 33%
Not Much of a Problem 26% 20% 36% 25% 28% 26%
Not a Problem at All 45% 27% 10% 10% 7% 22%
Don't Know 4% 8% 2% 1% 0% 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
Regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction's defined benefit and/or hybrid plan pension obligations are currently fully funded, in your opinion, are these obligations a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all for your jurisdiction's fiscal health? (Among those jurisdictions that reported having defined benefit or hybrid retirement income benefit plans) A Significant Problem 18% 7% 5% 15% 18% 24% 15%
Somewhat of a Problem 42% 19% 29% 34% 22% 42% 33%
Not Much of a Problem 19% 31% 29% 19% 34% 23% 26%
Not a Problem at All 18% 36% 32% 28% 21% 9% 22%
Don't Know 3% 7% 6% 3% 5% 1% 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.