Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q37g. 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 easing credit rating-based restrictions so more jurisdictions could issue bonds for funding 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
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 easing credit rating-based restrictions so more jurisdictions could issue bonds for funding retiree health care benefits? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retiree health care benefits) Strongly Support 11% 2% 9% 14% 8%
Somewhat Support 12% 12% 20% 8% 16%
Neither Support nor Oppose 35% 33% 39% 23% 35%
Somewhat Oppose 18% 18% 13% 10% 15%
Strongly Oppose 11% 19% 13% 17% 15%
Don't Know 14% 16% 6% 29% 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 easing credit rating-based restrictions so more jurisdictions could issue bonds for funding retiree health care benefits? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retiree health care benefits) Strongly Support 12% 7% 0% 5% 15% 8%
Somewhat Support 0% 17% 18% 19% 14% 16%
Neither Support nor Oppose 40% 41% 35% 29% 36% 35%
Somewhat Oppose 6% 11% 18% 19% 14% 15%
Strongly Oppose 11% 11% 10% 21% 15% 15%
Don't Know 31% 14% 18% 5% 6% 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 easing credit rating-based restrictions so more jurisdictions could issue bonds for funding retiree health care benefits? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retiree health care benefits) Strongly Support 0% 11% 0% 9% 3% 11% 8%
Somewhat Support 19% 19% 9% 9% 18% 18% 16%
Neither Support nor Oppose 43% 24% 46% 49% 24% 34% 35%
Somewhat Oppose 10% 12% 12% 12% 16% 18% 15%
Strongly Oppose 11% 9% 13% 11% 23% 15% 15%
Don't Know 17% 25% 19% 11% 17% 5% 12%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.