Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q37c. Thinking about the following actions the State of Michigan could take to help local governments address retiree health care obligations, to what extent, if any, would you support or oppose creating a state-wide Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) or assisting jurisdictions in creating VEBAs to shift control of retiree health care benefits to employees and/or retirees themselves to help your jurisdiction better meet or reduce its retiree health care obligations? (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
Thinking about the following actions the State of Michigan could take to help local governments address retiree health care obligations, to what extent, if any, would you support or oppose creating a state-wide Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) or assisting jurisdictions in creating VEBAs to shift control of retiree health care benefits to employees and/or retirees themselves to help your jurisdiction better meet or reduce its retiree health care obligations? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retiree health care benefits) Strongly Support 19% 7% 11% 17% 11%
Somewhat Support 20% 27% 36% 44% 33%
Neither Support nor Oppose 19% 29% 32% 8% 28%
Somewhat Oppose 14% 9% 5% 8% 8%
Strongly Oppose 13% 16% 8% 4% 10%
Don't Know 13% 11% 8% 19% 10%
*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
Thinking about the following actions the State of Michigan could take to help local governments address retiree health care obligations, to what extent, if any, would you support or oppose creating a state-wide Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) or assisting jurisdictions in creating VEBAs to shift control of retiree health care benefits to employees and/or retirees themselves to help your jurisdiction better meet or reduce its retiree health care obligations? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retiree health care benefits) Strongly Support 10% 14% 10% 11% 11% 11%
Somewhat Support 46% 27% 35% 31% 33% 33%
Neither Support nor Oppose 12% 35% 27% 31% 20% 28%
Somewhat Oppose 10% 1% 8% 10% 10% 8%
Strongly Oppose 5% 7% 6% 12% 17% 10%
Don't Know 17% 15% 14% 4% 8% 10%
*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
Thinking about the following actions the State of Michigan could take to help local governments address retiree health care obligations, to what extent, if any, would you support or oppose creating a state-wide Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) or assisting jurisdictions in creating VEBAs to shift control of retiree health care benefits to employees and/or retirees themselves to help your jurisdiction better meet or reduce its retiree health care obligations? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retiree health care benefits) Strongly Support 0% 15% 9% 8% 10% 14% 11%
Somewhat Support 38% 39% 40% 30% 23% 32% 33%
Neither Support nor Oppose 22% 24% 31% 37% 34% 24% 28%
Somewhat Oppose 5% 3% 5% 5% 13% 8% 8%
Strongly Oppose 15% 3% 3% 8% 9% 14% 10%
Don't Know 20% 16% 12% 12% 11% 7% 10%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.