Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q37f. 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 bonding pool for funding retiree health care benefits 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 bonding pool for funding retiree health care benefits 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 11% 4% 11% 19% 10%
Somewhat Support 21% 24% 30% 17% 26%
Neither Support nor Oppose 20% 17% 27% 23% 23%
Somewhat Oppose 11% 16% 14% 9% 14%
Strongly Oppose 17% 20% 12% 13% 15%
Don't Know 20% 18% 6% 21% 12%
*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 bonding pool for funding retiree health care benefits 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 16% 9% 4% 6% 18% 10%
Somewhat Support 22% 26% 27% 28% 24% 26%
Neither Support nor Oppose 24% 31% 18% 22% 19% 23%
Somewhat Oppose 0% 12% 14% 23% 9% 14%
Strongly Oppose 10% 12% 16% 15% 19% 15%
Don't Know 29% 9% 20% 6% 11% 12%
*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 bonding pool for funding retiree health care benefits 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% 12% 8% 11% 7% 12% 10%
Somewhat Support 19% 34% 17% 27% 19% 29% 26%
Neither Support nor Oppose 31% 12% 24% 29% 17% 23% 23%
Somewhat Oppose 9% 0% 27% 12% 19% 13% 14%
Strongly Oppose 15% 21% 14% 8% 20% 14% 15%
Don't Know 27% 20% 10% 12% 17% 8% 12%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.