Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q30. Overall, how effective would you say your jurisdiction's efforts, if any, have been at controlling costs related to its retiree health care benefits? (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, how effective would you say your jurisdiction's efforts, if any, have been at controlling costs related to its retiree health care benefits? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retiree health care benefits) Very Effective 30% 29% 16% 12% 21%
Somewhat Effective 45% 34% 61% 46% 50%
Neither Effective nor Ineffective 14% 18% 9% 8% 12%
Somewhat Ineffective 5% 9% 6% 18% 8%
Very Ineffective 2% 2% 5% 8% 4%
Don't Know 3% 7% 3% 8% 5%
*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 retiree health care benefits? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retiree health care benefits) Very Effective 11% 10% 15% 30% 30% 21%
Somewhat Effective 46% 49% 51% 52% 50% 50%
Neither Effective nor Ineffective 14% 13% 16% 9% 10% 12%
Somewhat Ineffective 15% 11% 12% 5% 3% 8%
Very Ineffective 5% 10% 4% 1% 3% 4%
Don't Know 9% 7% 2% 3% 5% 5%
*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 retiree health care benefits? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retiree health care benefits) Very Effective 28% 10% 20% 28% 18% 21% 21%
Somewhat Effective 49% 50% 57% 41% 49% 51% 50%
Neither Effective nor Ineffective 4% 16% 8% 12% 22% 10% 12%
Somewhat Ineffective 14% 11% 6% 11% 5% 7% 8%
Very Ineffective 0% 8% 6% 5% 2% 4% 4%
Don't Know 5% 5% 3% 3% 3% 6% 5%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.