Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q4q. Has there been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in the cost of your jurisdiction's retired employee health benefits?

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 retired employee health benefits? Greatly Decreased 2% 0% 0% 1% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 6% 1% 5% 3% 2%
No Change 14% 21% 22% 32% 23%
Somewhat Increased 53% 6% 39% 11% 13%
Greatly Increased 6% 1% 13% 3% 3%
Not Applicable 19% 68% 20% 49% 56%
Don't Know 0% 2% 1% 3% 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 retired employee health benefits? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 1% 1% 2% 7% 8% 2%
No Change 23% 22% 23% 26% 17% 23%
Somewhat Increased 4% 9% 24% 39% 49% 13%
Greatly Increased 1% 2% 7% 6% 14% 3%
Not Applicable 69% 62% 43% 19% 9% 56%
Don't Know 2% 3% 2% 1% 1% 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 retired employee health benefits? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 2% 0% 2% 2% 1% 5% 2%
No Change 21% 20% 24% 22% 24% 24% 23%
Somewhat Increased 12% 9% 9% 8% 13% 29% 13%
Greatly Increased 5% 1% 1% 2% 4% 8% 3%
Not Applicable 59% 66% 59% 65% 57% 32% 56%
Don't Know 1% 3% 4% 1% 2% 2% 2%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.