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 preceding frequency distribution for political views.
Political view Frequency
Liberal .......... 160
Moderate ......... 246
Conservative ......... 94
a. Identify the population and variable under consideration here.
b. At the 5% significance level, do the data provide sufficient evidence to conclude that this year's distribution of political views for incoming college freshmen has changed from the 2000 distribution?
c. Repeat part (b), using a significance level of 10%.
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