Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2018 Data Tables

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Q19. To what extent, if any, would you say that people’s inability to pay minor legal fees and costs (e.g., traffic citations, parking fines, license suspensions, court fees, bail, etc.) is a cause of significant economic hardship for residents in your jurisdiction?

 
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
To what extent, if any, would you say that people’s inability to pay minor legal fees and costs (e.g., traffic citations, parking fines, license suspensions, court fees, bail, etc.) is a cause of significant economic hardship for residents in your jurisdiction? Not at all 5% 13% 12% 11% 12%
Very little 32% 28% 38% 29% 30%
Somewhat 42% 22% 26% 30% 25%
A great deal 8% 6% 5% 5% 6%
Don't know 13% 30% 19% 26% 27%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

 
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
To what extent, if any, would you say that people’s inability to pay minor legal fees and costs (e.g., traffic citations, parking fines, license suspensions, court fees, bail, etc.) is a cause of significant economic hardship for residents in your jurisdiction? Not at all 13% 12% 18% 9% 8% 12%
Very little 24% 31% 34% 49% 38% 30%
Somewhat 25% 25% 20% 21% 37% 25%
A great deal 7% 5% 3% 7% 4% 6%
Don't know 32% 28% 25% 14% 12% 27%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

 
% 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
To what extent, if any, would you say that people’s inability to pay minor legal fees and costs (e.g., traffic citations, parking fines, license suspensions, court fees, bail, etc.) is a cause of significant economic hardship for residents in your jurisdiction? Not at all 7% 14% 12% 13% 10% 18% 12%
Very little 26% 27% 28% 29% 29% 40% 30%
Somewhat 30% 23% 27% 26% 26% 19% 25%
A great deal 10% 7% 4% 6% 5% 4% 6%
Don't know 28% 28% 29% 27% 31% 19% 27%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.