Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q14k. 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 increasing rates on state taxes with revenue-sharing components (e.g., sales, gas)?

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 increasing rates on state taxes with revenue-sharing components (e.g., sales, gas)? Strongly Support 12% 7% 25% 15% 12%
Somewhat Support 37% 24% 34% 27% 27%
Neither Support nor Oppose 28% 27% 23% 28% 27%
Somewhat Oppose 13% 16% 9% 11% 14%
Strongly Oppose 5% 13% 5% 5% 10%
Don't Know 4% 12% 4% 15% 11%
*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 increasing rates on state taxes with revenue-sharing components (e.g., sales, gas)? Strongly Support 6% 14% 14% 18% 16% 12%
Somewhat Support 25% 24% 35% 31% 35% 27%
Neither Support nor Oppose 26% 29% 25% 23% 27% 27%
Somewhat Oppose 16% 14% 12% 11% 13% 14%
Strongly Oppose 11% 10% 9% 10% 7% 10%
Don't Know 16% 10% 4% 7% 2% 11%
*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 increasing rates on state taxes with revenue-sharing components (e.g., sales, gas)? Strongly Support 14% 5% 10% 12% 11% 17% 12%
Somewhat Support 28% 26% 26% 25% 28% 26% 27%
Neither Support nor Oppose 22% 26% 25% 29% 30% 27% 27%
Somewhat Oppose 17% 17% 15% 14% 11% 11% 14%
Strongly Oppose 9% 14% 9% 9% 7% 11% 10%
Don't Know 11% 12% 14% 10% 13% 7% 11%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.