Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q8. In your opinion, is your jurisdiction’s cash flow and its ability to pay bills in a timely manner a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
In your opinion, is your jurisdiction’s cash flow and its ability to pay bills in a timely manner a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all? A Significant Problem 5% 1% 0% 2% 1%
Somewhat of a Problem 16% 3% 7% 9% 5%
Not Much of a Problem 22% 21% 37% 35% 25%
Not a Problem at All 55% 74% 55% 53% 68%
Don't Know 2% 0% 0% 2% 1%
*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
In your opinion, is your jurisdiction’s cash flow and its ability to pay bills in a timely manner a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all? A Significant Problem 1% 1% 3% 2% 1% 1%
Somewhat of a Problem 5% 5% 4% 6% 10% 5%
Not Much of a Problem 26% 27% 24% 21% 20% 25%
Not a Problem at All 67% 67% 70% 68% 68% 68%
Don't Know 1% 0% 0% 2% 1% 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
In your opinion, is your jurisdiction’s cash flow and its ability to pay bills in a timely manner a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all? A Significant Problem 1% 2% 0% 3% 1% 1% 1%
Somewhat of a Problem 9% 5% 3% 6% 6% 5% 5%
Not Much of a Problem 29% 19% 23% 29% 31% 22% 25%
Not a Problem at All 61% 74% 73% 61% 62% 72% 68%
Don't Know 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.