Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q11d. Would the majority of your jurisdiction's citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts to roads or would they choose cuts to roads 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 roads or would they choose cuts to roads to avoid higher taxes? Citizens would choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts 54% 44% 47% 36% 43%
Citizens would choose service cuts to avoid higher taxes 26% 26% 29% 37% 28%
Not Applicable 10% 8% 1% 1% 6%
Don't Know 9% 23% 23% 26% 23%
*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 roads or would they choose cuts to roads to avoid higher taxes? Citizens would choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts 42% 42% 42% 58% 43% 43%
Citizens would choose service cuts to avoid higher taxes 29% 30% 23% 19% 33% 28%
Not Applicable 5% 5% 9% 10% 9% 6%
Don't Know 24% 23% 27% 14% 16% 23%
*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 roads or would they choose cuts to roads to avoid higher taxes? Citizens would choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts 39% 50% 41% 46% 40% 42% 43%
Citizens would choose service cuts to avoid higher taxes 30% 27% 28% 30% 29% 26% 28%
Not Applicable 7% 7% 7% 2% 5% 8% 6%
Don't Know 24% 16% 24% 21% 25% 25% 23%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.