Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q26c. Looking ahead, in order to maintain or improve drinking water infrastructure in your jurisdiction, do you think you personally in your role as a local official would support or oppose increasing water rates or fees? (Excluding jurisdictions that play no role in a shared water system)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Looking ahead, in order to maintain or improve drinking water infrastructure in your jurisdiction, do you think you personally in your role as a local official would support or oppose increasing water rates or fees? (Excluding jurisdictions that play no role in a shared water system) Strongly Support ** 23% 29% 40% 29%
Somewhat Support ** 39% 51% 40% 43%
Neither Support nor Oppose ** 17% 10% 9% 13%
Somewhat Oppose ** 8% 6% 5% 7%
Strongly Oppose ** 7% 2% 3% 4%
Don't Know ** 6% 1% 4% 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.


**Counties were not asked about drinking water issues

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Looking ahead, in order to maintain or improve drinking water infrastructure in your jurisdiction, do you think you personally in your role as a local official would support or oppose increasing water rates or fees? (Excluding jurisdictions that play no role in a shared water system) Strongly Support 31% 30% 25% 24% 33% 29%
Somewhat Support 37% 48% 46% 46% 34% 43%
Neither Support nor Oppose 10% 11% 18% 13% 26% 13%
Somewhat Oppose 10% 3% 9% 8% 5% 7%
Strongly Oppose 6% 4% 2% 5% 2% 4%
Don't Know 6% 4% 1% 5% 0% 4%
*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
Looking ahead, in order to maintain or improve drinking water infrastructure in your jurisdiction, do you think you personally in your role as a local official would support or oppose increasing water rates or fees? (Excluding jurisdictions that play no role in a shared water system) Strongly Support 21% 37% 34% 25% 40% 22% 29%
Somewhat Support 37% 40% 42% 48% 33% 51% 43%
Neither Support nor Oppose 17% 7% 12% 12% 12% 15% 13%
Somewhat Oppose 14% 4% 6% 3% 5% 8% 7%
Strongly Oppose 8% 8% 1% 6% 3% 2% 4%
Don't Know 3% 4% 4% 6% 7% 1% 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.