Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q4r. Has there been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in the cost of retired government employee health benefits 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 retired government employee health benefits for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 1% 1% 0% 1%
Somewhat Decreased 6% 0% 7% 0% 2%
No Change 26% 22% 25% 33% 24%
Somewhat Increased 35% 5% 37% 12% 12%
Greatly Increased 10% 1% 13% 1% 3%
Not Applicable 22% 69% 15% 50% 56%
Don't Know 0% 1% 2% 4% 2%
*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 retired government employee health benefits for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 2% 2% 1% 1%
Somewhat Decreased 0% 1% 4% 3% 10% 2%
No Change 22% 26% 28% 27% 20% 24%
Somewhat Increased 4% 10% 18% 36% 46% 12%
Greatly Increased 0% 2% 10% 10% 11% 3%
Not Applicable 72% 60% 39% 21% 11% 56%
Don't Know 2% 2% 0% 1% 1% 2%
*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 retired government employee health benefits for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1%
Somewhat Decreased 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 2%
No Change 21% 25% 29% 22% 25% 22% 24%
Somewhat Increased 11% 6% 8% 8% 11% 30% 12%
Greatly Increased 2% 2% 1% 3% 3% 9% 3%
Not Applicable 65% 64% 59% 64% 56% 34% 56%
Don't Know 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% 1% 2%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.