# Use the sample data and confidence level given below to complete parts (a) through (d). A research institute poll asked respondents if they felt vulnerable to identity theft. In the poll, n= 973 and x= 526 who said "yes." Use a 90% confidence level. Click the icon to view a table of z scores. a) Find the best point estimate of the population proportion p. (Round to three decimal places as needed.)

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Positive z Scores
Standard Normal (z) Distribution: Cumulative Area from the Left
z .00 .01 .02 .03 .04 .05 .06 .07 .08 .09 z
0.0 .5000 .5040 .5080 .5120 .5160 .5199 .5239 .5279 .5319 .5359 0.0
0.1 .5398 .5438 .5478 .5517 .5557 .5596 .5636 .5675 .5714 .5753 0.1
0.2 .5793 .5832 .5871 .5910 .5948 .5987 .6026 .6064 .6103 .6141 0.2
0.3 .6179 .6217 .6255 .6293 .6331 .6368 .6406 .6443 .6480 .6517 0.3
0.4 .6554 .6591 .6628 .6664 .6700 .6736 .6772 .6808 .6844 .6879 0.4
0.5 .6915 .6950 .6985 .7019 .7054 .7088 .7123 .7157 .7190 .7224 0.5
0.6 .7257 .7291 .7324 .7357 .7389 .7422 .7454 .7486 .7517 .7549 0.6
0.7 .7580 .7611 .7642 .7673 .7704 .7734 .7764 .7794 .7823 .7852 0.7
0.8 .7881 .7910 .7939 .7967 .7995 .8023 .8051 .8078 .8106 .8133 0.8
0.9 .8159 .8186 .8212 .8238 .8264 .8289 .8315 .8340 .8365 .8389 0.9
1.0 .8413 .8438 .8461 .8485 .8508 .8531 .8554 .8577 .8599 .8621 1.0
1.1 .8643 .8665 .8686 .8708 .8729 .8749 .8770 .8790 .8810 .8830 1.1
1.2 .8849 .8869 .8888 .8907 .8925 .8944 .8962 .8980 .8997 .9015 1.2
1.3 .9032 .9049 .9066 .9082 .9099 .9115 .9131 .9147 .9162 .9177 1.3
1.4 .9192 .9207 .9222 .9236 .9251 .9265 .9279 .9292 .9306 .9319 1.4
1.5 .9332 .9345 .9357 .9370 .9382 .9394 .9406 .9418 .9429 .9441 1.5
1.6 .9452 .9463 .9474 .9484 .9495 .9505 .9515 .9525 .9535 .9545 1.6
1.7 .9554 .9564 .9573 .9582 .9591 .9599 .9608 .9616 .9625 .9633 1.7
1.8 .9641 .9649 .9656 .9664 .9671 .9678 .9686 .9693 .9699 .9706 1.8
1.9 .9713 .9719 .9726 .9732 .9738 .9744 .9750 .9756 .9761 .9767 1.9
2.0 .9772 .9778 .9783 .9788 .9793 .9798 .9803 .9808 .9812 .9817 2.0
2.1 .9821 .9826 .9830 .9834 .9838 .9842 .9846 .9850 .9854 .9857 2.1
2.2 .9861 .9864 .9868 .9871 .9875 .9878 .9881 .9884 .9887 .9890 2.2
2.3 .9893 .9896 .9898 .9901 .9904 .9906 .9909 .9911 .9913 .9916 2.3
2.4 .9918 .9920 .9922 .9925 .9927 .9929 .9931 .9932 .9934 .9936 2.4
2.5 .9938 .9940 .9941 .9943 .9945 .9946 .9948 .9949 .9951 .9952 2.5
2.6 .9953 .9955 .9956 .9957 .9959 .9960 .9961 .9962 .9963 .9964 2.6
2.7 .9965 .9966 .9967 .9968 .9969 .9970 .9971 .9972 .9973 .9974 2.7
2.8 .9974 .9975 .9976 .9977 .9977 .9978 .9979 .9979 .9980 .9981 2.8
2.9 .9981 .9982 .9982 .9983 .9984 .9984 .9985 .9985 .9986 .9986 2.9
3.0 .9987 .9987 .9987 .9988 .9988 .9989 .9989 .9989 .9990 .9990 3.0
3.1 .9990 .9991 .9991 .9991 .9992 .9992 .9992 .9992 .9993 .9993 3.1
3.2 .9993 .9993 .9994 .9994 .9994 .9994 .9994 .9995 .9995 .9995 3.2
3.3 .9995 .9995 .9995 .9996 .9996 .9996 .9996 .9996 .9996 .9997 3.3
3.4 .9997 .9997 .9997 .9997 .9997 .9997 .9997 .9997 .9997 .9998 3.4
3.50 and up .9999 3.50 and up
z .00 .01 .02 .03 .04 .05 .06 .07 .08 .09 z
Note: For values of z above 3.49, use 0.9999 for the area.
*Use these common values that result from interpolation:
z score Area
1.645 0.9500
2.575 0.9950
Common Critical Values
Confidence Level Critical Value
0.90 1.645
0.95 1.96
0.99 2.575