Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q11g. Would the majority of your jurisdiction's citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts to utilities (water/sewer/lighting, etc.) or would they choose cuts to utilities 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 utilities (water/sewer/lighting, etc.) or would they choose cuts to utilities to avoid higher taxes? Citizens would choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts 18% 17% 43% 37% 23%
Citizens would choose service cuts to avoid higher taxes 19% 17% 33% 27% 21%
Not Applicable 39% 53% 8% 13% 40%
Don't Know 23% 13% 16% 23% 15%
*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 utilities (water/sewer/lighting, etc.) or would they choose cuts to utilities to avoid higher taxes? Citizens would choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts 18% 22% 29% 41% 32% 23%
Citizens would choose service cuts to avoid higher taxes 17% 22% 26% 29% 20% 21%
Not Applicable 51% 41% 20% 17% 28% 40%
Don't Know 14% 14% 25% 12% 20% 15%
*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 utilities (water/sewer/lighting, etc.) or would they choose cuts to utilities to avoid higher taxes? Citizens would choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts 26% 19% 18% 24% 26% 28% 23%
Citizens would choose service cuts to avoid higher taxes 22% 19% 21% 19% 20% 26% 21%
Not Applicable 39% 51% 44% 42% 39% 25% 40%
Don't Know 13% 11% 17% 15% 14% 21% 15%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.