Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q4o. Has there been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in the cost of your jurisdiction's employee pensions?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Has there been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in the cost of your jurisdiction's employee pensions? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 7% 1% 3% 2% 2%
No Change 16% 43% 28% 39% 39%
Somewhat Increased 54% 15% 41% 27% 22%
Greatly Increased 22% 1% 23% 3% 6%
Not Applicable 0% 39% 4% 28% 30%
Don't Know 2% 2% 1% 1% 2%
*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
Has there been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in the cost of your jurisdiction's employee pensions? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 1% 1% 1% 2% 9% 2%
No Change 42% 41% 35% 32% 22% 39%
Somewhat Increased 13% 21% 35% 43% 42% 22%
Greatly Increased 1% 4% 11% 18% 23% 6%
Not Applicable 41% 32% 16% 5% 1% 30%
Don't Know 2% 2% 0% 0% 3% 2%
*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
Has there been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in the cost of your jurisdiction's employee pensions? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 1% 1% 0% 1% 2% 4% 2%
No Change 29% 45% 43% 45% 36% 32% 39%
Somewhat Increased 24% 19% 17% 18% 21% 35% 22%
Greatly Increased 10% 1% 5% 4% 5% 10% 6%
Not Applicable 34% 33% 31% 32% 34% 19% 30%
Don't Know 1% 1% 4% 0% 1% 1% 2%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.