Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q36. Looking ahead, how concerned are you, if at all, that your jurisdiction will not be able to fulfill its health care benefit obligations to its retirees? (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
Looking ahead, how concerned are you, if at all, that your jurisdiction will not be able to fulfill its health care benefit obligations to its retirees? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retiree health care benefits) Very concerned 18% 5% 19% 15% 15%
Somewhat concerned 38% 28% 43% 38% 38%
Not very concerned 29% 28% 24% 24% 26%
Not concerned at all 15% 33% 13% 8% 19%
Don't Know 0% 6% 1% 15% 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 health care benefit obligations to its retirees? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retiree health care benefits) Very concerned 16% 11% 15% 14% 17% 15%
Somewhat concerned 27% 39% 43% 40% 34% 38%
Not very concerned 40% 23% 25% 20% 29% 26%
Not concerned at all 0% 22% 15% 24% 17% 19%
Don't Know 17% 5% 2% 1% 2% 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 health care benefit obligations to its retirees? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retiree health care benefits) Very concerned 4% 11% 0% 24% 5% 21% 15%
Somewhat concerned 37% 34% 40% 36% 37% 39% 38%
Not very concerned 39% 17% 41% 16% 26% 23% 26%
Not concerned at all 20% 28% 17% 20% 30% 13% 19%
Don't Know 0% 9% 2% 4% 3% 3% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.