Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q11c. Would the majority of your jurisdiction's citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts to parks/recreation/libraries or would they choose cuts to parks/recreation/libraries 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 parks/recreation/libraries or would they choose cuts to parks/recreation/libraries to avoid higher taxes? Citizens would choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts 26% 12% 27% 15% 16%
Citizens would choose service cuts to avoid higher taxes 54% 42% 54% 48% 45%
Not Applicable 7% 30% 2% 11% 22%
Don't Know 13% 15% 17% 26% 17%
*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 parks/recreation/libraries or would they choose cuts to parks/recreation/libraries to avoid higher taxes? Citizens would choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts 9% 15% 17% 28% 35% 16%
Citizens would choose service cuts to avoid higher taxes 39% 49% 49% 54% 42% 45%
Not Applicable 33% 20% 11% 7% 6% 22%
Don't Know 19% 15% 23% 10% 17% 17%
*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 parks/recreation/libraries or would they choose cuts to parks/recreation/libraries to avoid higher taxes? Citizens would choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts 14% 16% 12% 14% 13% 25% 16%
Citizens would choose service cuts to avoid higher taxes 53% 44% 43% 45% 49% 42% 45%
Not Applicable 18% 27% 26% 26% 21% 13% 22%
Don't Know 15% 14% 20% 15% 17% 20% 17%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.