Some southern states in the United States have wrestled with the issue of a state flag that is sensitive to African Americans and not divisive. Suppose a survey asks, “Do you oppose the present state flag that contains the Confederate symbol, a symbol of past slavery in the South and a flag supported by extremist groups?”
a. Explain why this is an example of a leading question.
b. Explain why a better way to ask this question would be, “Do you favor or oppose the current state flag containing the Confederate symbol?”

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