Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2016 Data Tables

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Q11b. Would the majority of your jurisdiction's citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts to fire services or would they choose cuts to fire services to avoid higher taxes?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Would the majority of your jurisdiction's citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts to fire services or would they choose cuts to fire services to avoid higher taxes? Citizens would choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts 40% 67% 65% 40% 62%
Citizens would choose service cuts to avoid higher taxes 15% 12% 19% 14% 13%
Not Applicable 40% 7% 1% 31% 11%
Don't Know 5% 15% 14% 15% 14%
*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 the majority of your jurisdiction's citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts to fire services or would they choose cuts to fire services to avoid higher taxes? Citizens would choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts 54% 66% 72% 71% 51% 62%
Citizens would choose service cuts to avoid higher taxes 14% 13% 12% 14% 15% 13%
Not Applicable 16% 6% 2% 8% 22% 11%
Don't Know 16% 15% 13% 7% 11% 14%
*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 the majority of your jurisdiction's citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts to fire services or would they choose cuts to fire services to avoid higher taxes? Citizens would choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts 59% 68% 59% 58% 63% 63% 62%
Citizens would choose service cuts to avoid higher taxes 21% 12% 11% 12% 13% 13% 13%
Not Applicable 9% 9% 11% 13% 12% 8% 11%
Don't Know 10% 10% 19% 16% 12% 16% 14%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.