Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2017 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 government employee pensions for your jurisdiction?

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 government employee pensions for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 5% 1% 5% 2% 2%
No Change 19% 42% 22% 34% 37%
Somewhat Increased 37% 17% 37% 21% 22%
Greatly Increased 35% 1% 30% 8% 8%
Not Applicable 1% 36% 4% 34% 29%
Don't Know 4% 2% 1% 2% 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 government employee pensions for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 2% 2% 1% 2% 6% 2%
No Change 40% 40% 36% 24% 19% 37%
Somewhat Increased 13% 19% 33% 46% 41% 22%
Greatly Increased 2% 5% 17% 24% 31% 8%
Not Applicable 40% 33% 11% 2% 1% 29%
Don't Know 2% 1% 2% 2% 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 government employee pensions for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 4% 1% 3% 0% 2% 2% 2%
No Change 35% 41% 38% 42% 39% 28% 37%
Somewhat Increased 17% 20% 20% 18% 15% 36% 22%
Greatly Increased 12% 4% 6% 6% 9% 15% 8%
Not Applicable 31% 32% 32% 32% 32% 17% 29%
Don't Know 1% 2% 1% 2% 2% 2% 2%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.