Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q3a. Would you say that your unit of government is less able or better able to meet its financial needs in this fiscal year compared to the last fiscal year?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Would you say that your unit of government is less able or better able to meet its financial needs in this fiscal year compared to the last fiscal year? Significantly Less 0% 2% 3% 4% 2%
Somewhat Less 21% 15% 21% 29% 18%
Neither 23% 43% 33% 37% 40%
Somewhat Better 49% 32% 39% 25% 33%
Significantly Better 5% 6% 3% 4% 5%
Don't Know 3% 1% 1% 2% 1%
*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
Would you say that your unit of government is less able or better able to meet its financial needs in this fiscal year compared to the last fiscal year? Significantly Less 3% 3% 1% 2% 0% 2%
Somewhat Less 21% 18% 14% 16% 15% 18%
Neither 43% 42% 36% 29% 24% 40%
Somewhat Better 26% 31% 44% 47% 48% 33%
Significantly Better 6% 5% 5% 4% 12% 5%
Don't Know 2% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1%
*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
Would you say that your unit of government is less able or better able to meet its financial needs in this fiscal year compared to the last fiscal year? Significantly Less 6% 2% 0% 4% 2% 2% 2%
Somewhat Less 19% 16% 20% 20% 24% 12% 18%
Neither 44% 47% 40% 35% 36% 39% 40%
Somewhat Better 22% 29% 34% 34% 32% 42% 33%
Significantly Better 9% 4% 5% 6% 4% 6% 5%
Don't Know 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 0% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.