Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q14a. Whether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose changing the system of funding local government in Michigan by enabling regional tax-base sharing among local units?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Whether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose changing the system of funding local government in Michigan by enabling regional tax-base sharing among local units? Strongly Support 7% 4% 9% 4% 5%
Somewhat Support 25% 18% 31% 19% 20%
Neither Support nor Oppose 33% 31% 25% 38% 31%
Somewhat Oppose 12% 14% 13% 11% 13%
Strongly Oppose 13% 11% 11% 7% 11%
Don't Know 11% 22% 12% 21% 20%
*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
Whether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose changing the system of funding local government in Michigan by enabling regional tax-base sharing among local units? Strongly Support 3% 6% 7% 4% 8% 5%
Somewhat Support 19% 19% 20% 27% 26% 20%
Neither Support nor Oppose 32% 31% 33% 27% 29% 31%
Somewhat Oppose 11% 13% 15% 19% 15% 13%
Strongly Oppose 8% 13% 13% 10% 13% 11%
Don't Know 26% 19% 13% 13% 9% 20%
*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
Whether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose changing the system of funding local government in Michigan by enabling regional tax-base sharing among local units? Strongly Support 7% 5% 2% 3% 7% 7% 5%
Somewhat Support 24% 18% 19% 18% 23% 22% 20%
Neither Support nor Oppose 28% 35% 32% 33% 30% 27% 31%
Somewhat Oppose 11% 15% 11% 15% 9% 16% 13%
Strongly Oppose 11% 9% 11% 10% 11% 12% 11%
Don't Know 19% 18% 24% 21% 20% 16% 20%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.