Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

« Back to the table of contents

Q28c. Overall, do you consider your jurisdiction's retiree health care benefits - or lack thereof - for retired employees to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retiree health care benefits)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Overall, do you consider your jurisdiction's retiree health care benefits - or lack thereof - for retired employees to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retiree health care benefits) Too Generous 34% 25% 47% 30% 38%
About Right 53% 47% 48% 41% 48%
Not Generous Enough 8% 1% 2% 7% 3%
Not Applicable 5% 27% 1% 22% 11%
Don't Know 0% 1% 1% 0% 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 retiree health care benefits - or lack thereof - for retired employees to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retiree health care benefits) Too Generous 20% 41% 38% 33% 46% 38%
About Right 41% 41% 50% 57% 45% 48%
Not Generous Enough 5% 3% 2% 1% 5% 3%
Not Applicable 35% 16% 10% 7% 2% 11%
Don't Know 0% 0% 0% 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 retiree health care benefits - or lack thereof - for retired employees to be too generous, about right, or not generous enough? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retiree health care benefits) Too Generous 43% 24% 24% 45% 24% 46% 38%
About Right 44% 32% 71% 41% 61% 43% 48%
Not Generous Enough 0% 7% 3% 3% 5% 2% 3%
Not Applicable 14% 37% 2% 10% 10% 7% 11%
Don't Know 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.