Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q4k. 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?

 
% 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 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 3% 1% 3% 0% 2%
No Change 30% 40% 30% 36% 38%
Somewhat Increased 49% 13% 41% 21% 20%
Greatly Increased 15% 1% 20% 4% 5%
Not Applicable 1% 43% 4% 37% 34%
Don't Know 0% 1% 1% 2% 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 government employee pensions for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 1% 0% 3% 1% 8% 2%
No Change 37% 40% 37% 32% 38% 38%
Somewhat Increased 11% 18% 36% 44% 36% 20%
Greatly Increased 2% 5% 5% 16% 13% 5%
Not Applicable 48% 36% 16% 6% 3% 34%
Don't Know 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 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 government employee pensions for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 2% 2% 1% 0% 1% 3% 2%
No Change 31% 37% 37% 43% 39% 37% 38%
Somewhat Increased 23% 18% 18% 17% 20% 27% 20%
Greatly Increased 7% 4% 4% 4% 3% 10% 5%
Not Applicable 37% 37% 39% 35% 36% 22% 34%
Don't Know 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.