Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q7b. Thinking about your jurisdiction's last fiscal year, were general fund expenditures higher or lower than what they were projected to be in its originally adopted general fund budget?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Thinking about your jurisdiction's last fiscal year, were general fund expenditures higher or lower than what they were projected to be in its originally adopted general fund budget? Significantly Higher 0% 2% 0% 3% 2%
Somewhat Higher 27% 32% 31% 47% 34%
As Originally Budgeted 23% 37% 31% 29% 35%
Somewhat Lower 48% 26% 36% 16% 27%
Significantly Lower 2% 2% 1% 2% 2%
Don't Know 0% 1% 0% 3% 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
Thinking about your jurisdiction's last fiscal year, were general fund expenditures higher or lower than what they were projected to be in its originally adopted general fund budget? Significantly Higher 2% 2% 0% 2% 1% 2%
Somewhat Higher 36% 37% 29% 28% 17% 34%
As Originally Budgeted 37% 34% 37% 30% 25% 35%
Somewhat Lower 21% 25% 33% 39% 53% 27%
Significantly Lower 2% 1% 1% 2% 4% 2%
Don't Know 2% 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
Thinking about your jurisdiction's last fiscal year, were general fund expenditures higher or lower than what they were projected to be in its originally adopted general fund budget? Significantly Higher 1% 0% 3% 2% 1% 1% 2%
Somewhat Higher 38% 36% 33% 35% 38% 26% 34%
As Originally Budgeted 31% 33% 38% 38% 28% 38% 35%
Somewhat Lower 30% 29% 22% 23% 29% 32% 27%
Significantly Lower 0% 2% 2% 2% 1% 2% 2%
Don't Know 1% 1% 1% 0% 2% 0% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.