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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?

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David R. Anderson + 4 others
Publisher: South-Western College Pub
ISBN: 9780357045435

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ISBN: 9780357045435
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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).

  1. a. What was the sample size for this poll?
  2. b. Are the data categorical or quantitative?
  3. c. Would it make more sense to use averages or percentages as a summary of the data for this question?
  4. 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.

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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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