Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Local Energy Survey (MiLES)
Fall 2019 Data Tables

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Q39. In your view, is climate change a very serious problem, somewhat serious, not too serious, or not a problem at all?

Jurisdiction Type
County Township City Village Total
Very serious problem 35% 24% 41% 28% 28%
Somewhat serious 32% 25% 28% 29% 26%
Not too serious 16% 24% 14% 19% 21%
Not a problem at all 11% 20% 9% 16% 17%
Don't know 5% 7% 8% 9% 7%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000 Total
Very serious problem 25% 29% 22% 35% 42% 28%
Somewhat serious 24% 26% 30% 35% 32% 26%
Not too serious 21% 23% 25% 14% 15% 21%
Not a problem at all 22% 15% 16% 13% 8% 17%
Don't know 9% 7% 7% 3% 3% 7%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula Total
Very serious problem 22% 31% 26% 24% 30% 34% 28%
Somewhat serious 27% 21% 27% 30% 26% 28% 26%
Not too serious 23% 20% 19% 24% 20% 21% 21%
Not a problem at all 24% 19% 19% 15% 17% 13% 17%
Don't know 4% 9% 9% 8% 7% 4% 7%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.