Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2017 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 retired government employee health benefits 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 retired government employee health benefits for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 1% 0% 5% 1% 1%
No Change 29% 26% 22% 35% 26%
Somewhat Increased 33% 7% 38% 15% 14%
Greatly Increased 12% 2% 14% 1% 4%
Not Applicable 23% 63% 18% 45% 52%
Don't Know 3% 2% 3% 3% 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
Has there been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in the cost of retired government employee health benefits for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 0% 1% 1% 4% 4% 1%
No Change 27% 26% 34% 24% 17% 26%
Somewhat Increased 6% 11% 21% 37% 47% 14%
Greatly Increased 1% 2% 9% 9% 21% 4%
Not Applicable 63% 58% 33% 23% 9% 52%
Don't Know 3% 2% 2% 1% 2% 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
Has there been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in the cost of retired government employee health benefits for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 3% 1%
No Change 31% 24% 29% 27% 28% 22% 26%
Somewhat Increased 8% 7% 9% 10% 14% 34% 14%
Greatly Increased 3% 2% 3% 4% 4% 8% 4%
Not Applicable 56% 63% 55% 56% 49% 31% 52%
Don't Know 2% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.