Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q3b. Would you say that your unit of government is less able or better able to meet its financial needs in the next fiscal year compared to this fiscal year?

 
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Would you say that your unit of government is less able or better able to meet its financial needs in the next fiscal year compared to this fiscal year? Significantly Less 7% 2% 5% 1% 3%
Somewhat Less 26% 12% 26% 17% 15%
Neither 31% 48% 30% 42% 43%
Somewhat Better 31% 28% 34% 31% 29%
Significantly Better 5% 5% 6% 4% 5%
Don't Know 0% 6% 1% 5% 5%
*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
Would you say that your unit of government is less able or better able to meet its financial needs in the next fiscal year compared to this fiscal year? Significantly Less 3% 1% 4% 5% 1% 3%
Somewhat Less 14% 14% 20% 22% 17% 15%
Neither 48% 45% 38% 30% 30% 43%
Somewhat Better 25% 29% 27% 38% 48% 29%
Significantly Better 4% 6% 6% 4% 5% 5%
Don't Know 6% 5% 5% 0% 0% 5%
*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
Would you say that your unit of government is less able or better able to meet its financial needs in the next fiscal year compared to this fiscal year? Significantly Less 2% 3% 3% 2% 4% 2% 3%
Somewhat Less 21% 12% 12% 20% 16% 14% 15%
Neither 38% 55% 44% 43% 40% 38% 43%
Somewhat Better 27% 23% 29% 23% 33% 38% 29%
Significantly Better 4% 4% 5% 7% 5% 5% 5%
Don't Know 7% 3% 7% 5% 3% 4% 5%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.