Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q12j.  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?

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 government employee pensions for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 2% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 0% 1% 3% 2% 1%
No Change 22% 43% 24% 33% 38%
Somewhat Increased 40% 11% 43% 21% 19%
Greatly Increased 34% 1% 18% 4% 6%
Not Applicable 0% 41% 6% 37% 33%
Don't Know 3% 3% 4% 3% 3%
*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 government employee pensions for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 2% 1% 0% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 1% 1% 2% 3% 2% 1%
No Change 39% 38% 33% 38% 27% 38%
Somewhat Increased 11% 17% 38% 34% 38% 19%
Greatly Increased 1% 5% 8% 19% 27% 6%
Not Applicable 45% 36% 16% 2% 1% 33%
Don't Know 3% 3% 2% 3% 5% 3%
*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 government employee pensions for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 2% 0%
Somewhat Decreased 1% 0% 1% 1% 2% 2% 1%
No Change 39% 44% 36% 41% 37% 30% 38%
Somewhat Increased 21% 15% 17% 17% 14% 30% 19%
Greatly Increased 8% 5% 5% 3% 4% 11% 6%
Not Applicable 29% 34% 39% 34% 38% 21% 33%
Don't Know 2% 2% 2% 4% 5% 3% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.