Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q12k. 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 2% 0% 2% 1% 1%
Somewhat Decreased 3% 1% 5% 0% 2%
No Change 22% 23% 22% 31% 24%
Somewhat Increased 32% 5% 35% 12% 12%
Greatly Increased 14% 1% 11% 2% 3%
Not Applicable 24% 67% 20% 51% 55%
Don't Know 3% 3% 4% 4% 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 retired government employee health benefits for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 0% 0% 3% 1% 0% 1%
Somewhat Decreased 0% 1% 4% 6% 8% 2%
No Change 25% 21% 24% 29% 25% 24%
Somewhat Increased 5% 9% 19% 34% 38% 12%
Greatly Increased 0% 3% 5% 8% 16% 3%
Not Applicable 67% 62% 44% 19% 8% 55%
Don't Know 3% 4% 1% 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 retired government employee health benefits for your jurisdiction? Greatly Decreased 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 2% 1%
Somewhat Decreased 1% 1% 0% 1% 2% 5% 2%
No Change 19% 25% 24% 23% 27% 23% 24%
Somewhat Increased 14% 9% 10% 6% 7% 26% 12%
Greatly Increased 2% 1% 2% 2% 2% 9% 3%
Not Applicable 61% 61% 62% 63% 57% 31% 55%
Don't Know 2% 3% 2% 4% 5% 4% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.