Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2017 Data Tables

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Q19a. Overall, do you consider your jurisdiction’s pay rate(s) for new hires to be too high, about right, or too low? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, or seasonal employees)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Overall, do you consider your jurisdiction’s pay rate(s) for new hires to be too high, about right, or too low? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, or seasonal employees) Too High 2% 1% 3% 2% 2%
About Right 65% 81% 67% 72% 76%
Too Low 33% 14% 29% 25% 19%
Don't Know 0% 4% 1% 2% 3%
*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
Overall, do you consider your jurisdiction’s pay rate(s) for new hires to be too high, about right, or too low? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, or seasonal employees) Too High 2% 1% 1% 3% 1% 2%
About Right 74% 79% 80% 74% 64% 76%
Too Low 19% 16% 19% 23% 33% 19%
Don't Know 6% 3% 0% 1% 1% 3%
*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
Overall, do you consider your jurisdiction’s pay rate(s) for new hires to be too high, about right, or too low? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, or seasonal employees) Too High 4% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2%
About Right 71% 78% 82% 79% 73% 71% 76%
Too Low 20% 14% 16% 16% 23% 25% 19%
Don't Know 4% 6% 1% 5% 3% 2% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.