Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q24. Looking ahead, how concerned are you, if at all, that your jurisdiction will not be able to fulfill its pension obligations to its retirees? (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
Looking ahead, how concerned are you, if at all, that your jurisdiction will not be able to fulfill its pension obligations to its retirees? (Among those jurisdictions that reported having defined benefit or hybrid retirement income benefit plans) Very concerned 8% 2% 14% 5% 8%
Somewhat concerned 21% 11% 31% 24% 21%
Not very concerned 46% 31% 40% 41% 37%
Not concerned at all 24% 50% 15% 29% 31%
Don't Know 0% 6% 1% 0% 3%
*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
Looking ahead, how concerned are you, if at all, that your jurisdiction will not be able to fulfill its pension obligations to its retirees? (Among those jurisdictions that reported having defined benefit or hybrid retirement income benefit plans) Very concerned 1% 7% 7% 20% 5% 8%
Somewhat concerned 13% 22% 23% 28% 21% 21%
Not very concerned 41% 30% 49% 31% 46% 37%
Not concerned at all 44% 36% 17% 21% 27% 31%
Don't Know 1% 6% 4% 0% 1% 3%
*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
Looking ahead, how concerned are you, if at all, that your jurisdiction will not be able to fulfill its pension obligations to its retirees? (Among those jurisdictions that reported having defined benefit or hybrid retirement income benefit plans) Very concerned 9% 3% 1% 7% 3% 15% 8%
Somewhat concerned 21% 17% 11% 17% 24% 30% 21%
Not very concerned 52% 33% 41% 34% 33% 37% 37%
Not concerned at all 18% 43% 43% 42% 33% 17% 31%
Don't Know 0% 4% 5% 0% 7% 1% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.