Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q31. To what extent — if at all — did the cost of legal representation for the appeal impact your decision to stipulate rather than defend the original assessment before the Tax Tribunal? (Among cities and townships that stipulated/agreed to a value with landowner)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
To what extent — if at all — did the cost of legal representation for the appeal impact your decision to stipulate rather than defend the original assessment before the Tax Tribunal? (Among cities and townships that stipulated/agreed to a value with landowner) A Great Deal ** 30% 26% ** 28%
Somewhat ** 22% 44% ** 29%
Very Little ** 22% 18% ** 21%
Not At All ** 25% 11% ** 21%
Don't Know ** 1% 1% ** 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.


**Counties and villages were not asked this question

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
To what extent — if at all — did the cost of legal representation for the appeal impact your decision to stipulate rather than defend the original assessment before the Tax Tribunal? (Among cities and townships that stipulated/agreed to a value with landowner) A Great Deal 13% 33% 29% 30% 20% 28%
Somewhat 17% 28% 31% 36% 31% 29%
Very Little 30% 14% 30% 18% 31% 21%
Not At All 36% 25% 10% 14% 18% 21%
Don't Know 4% 0% 0% 2% 0% 1%
*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
To what extent — if at all — did the cost of legal representation for the appeal impact your decision to stipulate rather than defend the original assessment before the Tax Tribunal? (Among cities and townships that stipulated/agreed to a value with landowner) A Great Deal 17% 39% 27% 41% 26% 23% 28%
Somewhat 53% 19% 32% 13% 31% 34% 29%
Very Little 17% 24% 22% 28% 15% 20% 21%
Not At All 12% 18% 19% 19% 29% 21% 21%
Don't Know 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.