Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q7. Thinking about your jurisdiction’s fiscal needs, overall, do you consider your jurisdiction’s unreserved/unassigned general fund balance to be too high, about right, or too low?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Thinking about your jurisdiction’s fiscal needs, overall, do you consider your jurisdiction’s unreserved/unassigned general fund balance to be too high, about right, or too low? Too High 9% 5% 5% 4% 5%
About Right 60% 65% 57% 41% 60%
Too Low 27% 17% 34% 38% 23%
Don't Know 4% 14% 4% 18% 12%
*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
Thinking about your jurisdiction’s fiscal needs, overall, do you consider your jurisdiction’s unreserved/unassigned general fund balance to be too high, about right, or too low? Too High 2% 5% 8% 11% 9% 5%
About Right 56% 63% 63% 59% 65% 60%
Too Low 24% 21% 21% 26% 24% 23%
Don't Know 18% 11% 9% 5% 2% 12%
*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
Thinking about your jurisdiction’s fiscal needs, overall, do you consider your jurisdiction’s unreserved/unassigned general fund balance to be too high, about right, or too low? Too High 4% 4% 4% 5% 5% 8% 5%
About Right 53% 62% 65% 56% 60% 62% 60%
Too Low 30% 22% 17% 25% 23% 23% 23%
Don't Know 12% 13% 15% 13% 13% 7% 12%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.