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College-Educated Workers. Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, a Pew Research study showed that the percentage of employed individuals ages 25–29 who are college educated is at an all-time high. The study showed that the percentage of employed individuals aged 25–29 with at least a bachelor’s degree in 2016 was 40%. In the year 2000, this percentage was 32%, in 1985 it was 25%, and in 1964 it was only 16% (Pew Research website). a. What is the population being studied in each of the four years in which Pew has data? b. What question was posed to each respondent? c. Do responses to the question provide categorical or quantitative data?

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College-Educated Workers. Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, a Pew Research study showed that the percentage of employed individuals ages 25–29 who are college educated is at an all-time high. The study showed that the percentage of employed individuals aged 25–29 with at least a bachelor’s degree in 2016 was 40%. In the year 2000, this percentage was 32%, in 1985 it was 25%, and in 1964 it was only 16% (Pew Research website).

  1. a. What is the population being studied in each of the four years in which Pew has data?
  2. b. What question was posed to each respondent?
  3. c. Do responses to the question provide categorical or quantitative data?

a.

To determine

Identify the population studied in the four years.

Explanation of Solution

The given study showed that only 16% of employed individuals in the age group of 25 to 29 had a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in 1964, whereas the value was 25%, 32% and 40% respectively, in the years 1985, 2000 and 2016, in Country U.

Population:

The population is defined ...

b.

To determine

Identify the question posed to each individual.

c.

To determine

Identify the responses to the question posed to each individual as categorical or quantitative data.

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