Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2020 Data Tables

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Q11a. Would you say that your unit of government is less able or better able to meet its financial needs in this fiscal year compared to the last fiscal year?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% 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 this fiscal year compared to the last fiscal year? Significantly Less 20% 6% 13% 11% 9%
Somewhat Less 33% 21% 34% 31% 25%
Neither 22% 53% 36% 40% 47%
Somewhat Better 19% 11% 12% 13% 12%
Significantly Better 3% 3% 2% 1% 3%
Don't Know 4% 6% 3% 3% 5%
*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
Would you say that your unit of government is less able or better able to meet its financial needs in this fiscal year compared to the last fiscal year? Significantly Less 8% 7% 11% 14% 17% 9%
Somewhat Less 20% 26% 30% 24% 40% 25%
Neither 55% 48% 37% 35% 23% 47%
Somewhat Better 9% 11% 15% 16% 17% 12%
Significantly Better 2% 3% 3% 3% 2% 3%
Don't Know 5% 5% 5% 7% 0% 5%
*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
Would you say that your unit of government is less able or better able to meet its financial needs in this fiscal year compared to the last fiscal year? Significantly Less 10% 6% 11% 7% 12% 7% 9%
Somewhat Less 23% 23% 26% 24% 25% 28% 25%
Neither 45% 55% 44% 49% 45% 45% 47%
Somewhat Better 10% 10% 10% 13% 12% 14% 12%
Significantly Better 4% 2% 3% 3% 2% 2% 3%
Don't Know 8% 5% 5% 5% 5% 3% 5%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.