Every General Social Survey includes the question, “Taken all together, would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy?” The table uses the 2008 survey to cross-tabulate happiness with family income, measured as the response to the question, “Compared with American families in general, would you say that your family income is below average, average, or above average?”
a. Identify the response variable and the explanatory variable.
b. Construct the conditional proportions on happiness at each level of income. Interpret and summarize the association between these variables.
c. Overall, what proportion of people reported being very happy?

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