Question: The Higher Education Research Institute of the University of California

The Higher Education Research Institute of the University of California, Los Angeles, publishes information on characteristics of incoming college freshmen in The American Freshman. In 2000, 27.7% of incoming freshmen characterized their political views as liberal, 51.9% as moderate, and 20.4% as conservative. For this year, a random sample of 500 incoming college freshmen yielded the following frequency distribution for political views.
Political view Frequency
Liberal ............ 160
Moderate ........... 246
Conservative ......... 94
a. Determine the mode of the data.
b. Decide whether it would be appropriate to use either the mean or the median as a measure of center. Explain your answer.

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