Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q9. Thinking about your jurisdiction's fiscal needs, overall, do you consider your jurisdiction's unreserved general fund balance to be too high, about right, or too low?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Thinking about your jurisdiction's fiscal needs, overall, do you consider your jurisdiction's unreserved general fund balance to be too high, about right, or too low? Too High 7% 7% 5% 5% 6%
About Right 70% 69% 57% 45% 64%
Too Low 18% 13% 36% 34% 20%
Don't Know 5% 11% 2% 16% 10%
*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 fiscal needs, overall, do you consider your jurisdiction's unreserved general fund balance to be too high, about right, or too low? Too High 4% 6% 12% 12% 8% 6%
About Right 61% 67% 64% 68% 58% 64%
Too Low 20% 18% 16% 17% 32% 20%
Don't Know 15% 9% 8% 3% 2% 10%
*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 fiscal needs, overall, do you consider your jurisdiction's unreserved general fund balance to be too high, about right, or too low? Too High 5% 7% 8% 4% 5% 8% 6%
About Right 60% 67% 64% 68% 63% 59% 64%
Too Low 25% 18% 16% 20% 18% 23% 20%
Don't Know 9% 8% 11% 9% 14% 10% 10%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.