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David R. Anderson + 4 others

Publisher: South-Western College Pub

ISBN: 9780357045435

Chapter 1, Problem 8SE

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*The Tennessean,* an online newspaper located in Nashville, Tennessee, conducts a daily poll to obtain reader opinions on a variety of current issues. In a recent poll, 762 readers responded to the following question: “If a constitutional amendment to ban a state income tax is placed on the ballot in Tennessee, would you want it to pass?” Possible responses were Yes, No, or Not Sure (*The Tennessean* website, February 15, 2013).

- a. What was the sample size for this poll?
- b. Are the data categorical or quantitative?
- c. Would it make more sense to use averages or percentages as a summary of the data for this question?
- d. Of the respondents, 67% said Yes, they would want it to pass. How many individuals provided this response?

**a.**

To determine

Find the sample size.

**Calculation:**

The information is based on the daily polls of an online newspaper Tennessean. The newspaper conducts a daily poll on a variety of current issues to obtain the reader’s opinions. A daily poll is conducted on “if a constitutional amendment to ban a state income tax is p...

**b.**

To determine

Identify if the data are categorical or quantitative.

**c.**

To determine

Identify whether the averages or percentages measure are more sensible to summarize the data.

**d.**

To determine

Find the number of individuals whose response was “Yes”.

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