Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q4p. Has there been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in the cost of government employee pensions for your jurisdiction?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Has there been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in the cost of government employee pensions for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 9% 1% 9% 1% 2%
No Change 22% 43% 34% 42% 40%
Somewhat Increased 58% 15% 42% 24% 23%
Greatly Increased 9% 1% 12% 3% 3%
Not Applicable 1% 39% 2% 29% 30%
Don't Know 0% 1% 0% 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
Has there been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in the cost of government employee pensions for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 0% 2% 7% 5% 13% 2%
No Change 41% 42% 39% 35% 31% 40%
Somewhat Increased 13% 20% 39% 43% 45% 23%
Greatly Increased 1% 3% 1% 11% 9% 3%
Not Applicable 44% 31% 13% 5% 1% 30%
Don't Know 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 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
Has there been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in the cost of government employee pensions for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% 6% 2%
No Change 40% 42% 45% 41% 38% 35% 40%
Somewhat Increased 25% 19% 18% 22% 22% 30% 23%
Greatly Increased 3% 1% 2% 3% 2% 6% 3%
Not Applicable 31% 33% 33% 31% 35% 21% 30%
Don't Know 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.