Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2019 Data Tables

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Q7m. 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% 1% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 2% 0% 6% 2% 1%
No Change 39% 21% 21% 31% 23%
Somewhat Increased 29% 5% 36% 12% 12%
Greatly Increased 13% 1% 15% 1% 4%
Not Applicable 16% 70% 20% 52% 57%
Don't Know 2% 2% 1% 3% 2%
*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% 1% 2% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 0% 1% 5% 3% 3% 1%
No Change 22% 22% 26% 28% 29% 23%
Somewhat Increased 4% 9% 20% 31% 42% 12%
Greatly Increased 1% 2% 7% 13% 19% 4%
Not Applicable 71% 64% 40% 23% 6% 57%
Don't Know 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 2%
*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 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1%
No Change 22% 19% 26% 22% 24% 25% 23%
Somewhat Increased 8% 8% 8% 10% 12% 24% 12%
Greatly Increased 2% 2% 2% 2% 1% 13% 4%
Not Applicable 64% 69% 61% 64% 58% 32% 57%
Don't Know 3% 3% 2% 0% 3% 1% 2%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.