Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2009 Data Tables

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Q9k: To what degree would you consider tax rates an asset or barrier to economic development?

Type of Jurisdiction Crosstabulation
% within Type of Jurisdiction
  Type of Jurisdiction Total
County Township City Village
To what degree would you consider tax rates an asset or barrier to economic development? Significant Barrier 2% 5% 7% 7% 6%
Somewhat of a Barrier 27% 26% 44% 31% 30%
Neither a Barrier nor an Asset 45% 41% 30% 39% 39%
Somewhat of an Asset 20% 18% 16% 17% 18%
Significant Asset 6% 6% 3% 3% 5%
Don't Know 0% 4% 0% 3% 3%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Community Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
To what degree would you consider tax rates an asset or barrier to economic development? Significant Barrier 6% 7% 2% 6% 4% 6%
Somewhat of a Barrier 32% 27% 34% 25% 31% 30%
Neither a Barrier nor an Asset 41% 40% 39% 32% 33% 39%
Somewhat of an Asset 14% 19% 18% 25% 23% 18%
Significant Asset 2% 5% 6% 11% 9% 5%
Don't Know 5% 3% 1% 1% 0% 3%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
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
To what degree would you consider tax rates an asset or barrier to economic development? Significant Barrier 4% 7% 6% 2% 9% 7% 6%
Somewhat of a Barrier 27% 30% 26% 29% 29% 37% 30%
Neither a Barrier nor an Asset 44% 48% 36% 43% 35% 31% 39%
Somewhat of an Asset 14% 9% 24% 20% 21% 17% 18%
Significant Asset 7% 3% 4% 4% 4% 7% 5%
Don't Know 5% 3% 4% 3% 4% 1% 3%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

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Note: these data exclude partial survey responses. Contact CLOSUP for more information.