Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q4j. Has there been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in the cost of current government employee health benefits for your jurisdiction?

 
% 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 current government employee health benefits for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 11% 1% 6% 2% 2%
No Change 19% 19% 15% 25% 19%
Somewhat Increased 51% 17% 61% 39% 28%
Greatly Increased 17% 3% 17% 9% 7%
Not Applicable 0% 59% 1% 23% 43%
Don't Know 0% 1% 0% 1% 1%
*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
Has there been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in the cost of current government employee health benefits for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 1% 0% 2% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 1% 1% 4% 8% 9% 2%
No Change 19% 22% 13% 14% 19% 19%
Somewhat Increased 16% 22% 54% 65% 50% 28%
Greatly Increased 3% 5% 12% 13% 20% 7%
Not Applicable 59% 49% 16% 0% 0% 43%
Don't Know 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1%
*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
Has there been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in the cost of current government employee health benefits for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 3% 1% 1% 2% 3% 5% 2%
No Change 14% 17% 21% 22% 21% 19% 19%
Somewhat Increased 27% 22% 26% 20% 32% 42% 28%
Greatly Increased 6% 6% 3% 5% 6% 13% 7%
Not Applicable 50% 53% 48% 51% 37% 21% 43%
Don't Know 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.